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Old 01-31-2010, 03:15 PM   #1
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Use floor drain for washer ?????

We are about to remodel our basement and want to relocate our washer and dryer. We want to move them into the furnace room just inside the door. The plumping can be re-located easely because the water heaters in the same room. The only way I can see to get rid of the water from the washer is to cut into the concrete floor, and run a drain pipe to the floor drain 15ft away. We will get a plumber in , but was wondering if it is within the Canadian code to do so. Thanks for any info.


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Old 01-31-2010, 03:49 PM   #2
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As long as the horizontal branch line is big enough and you vent the new trap it should be fine.


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Old 01-31-2010, 04:05 PM   #3
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The end of the washing machine drain hose must make a loose fit into whatever it is connected to.

If the floor drain doesn't have enough capacity in terms of gallons per minute, it will overflow. A check valve in the floor drain may result in not enough capacity. Nowadays a washing machine drain pipe should be 2 inches in size.
The good conscientious technician or serviceperson will carry extra oils and lubricants in case the new pump did not come with oil or the oil was accidentally spilled, so the service call can be completed without an extra visit.
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