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Old 02-18-2013, 07:46 AM   #1
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I am trying to install a stackable washer/dryer in a tiny (475 s.f.) 2nd floor condo. I plan to put it in the bathroom, next to the vanity. The drain would have to run inside the wall and around the bend and over near the toilet. I can't run the drain under the floor. i have attached a floor plan (I think) and wonder if you kind folk can tell me if my plan is possible. I am afraid I will have too many bends in the drain.

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Do you know the pipe size at the lav area? You need 2" for a clothes washer

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Why not go through the ceiling and straight over to the soil stack behind the toilet in the attic? Not sure re the lift capability of a washer pump though. Others may be able to help here better.
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I am trying to install a stackable washer/dryer in a tiny (475 s.f.) 2nd floor condo. I plan to put it in the bathroom, next to the vanity...
Does this mean that the condo wasn't designed for or fitted with proper laundry equipment hook ups?
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Thanks for the replies.

The condos were not originally fitted for washers. There is a small laundromat with three washers and three dryers, of which two are usually under repair.

The drain at the lavatory is 2".

I haven't considered going up and over - it might work, though. I'd rather not, if it can be avoided.
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Are you sure the sink drain is 2-inch? That would be highly unusual.
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Forget going over the top unless you use a mini lift station. you'll need to be very careful where you tap into at this point from the drawing layout nothing would be legal, the second problem how severe would be determined by what material is the plumbing drain, Cast Iron or PVC , and venting, the down stairs unit would experience foaming, that would be every time the machine dumps water the down stairs unit would get suds in there fixtures tub toilet or sink, in one or all hard to say, if the plumbing system in the building was not designed for washer discharge you would be very lucky to be trouble free.
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Hello again,

I am certain that the drain at the lav is 2".

And I guess I hadn't given much thought to the foaming in the down stairs unit. The drains are all PVC, by the way. The places were built in the mid seventies. I think i will hook up a drain and run a test load or two and see what happens down stairs - That unit is also mine. Whadda ya think?
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Hello again,

I am certain that the drain at the lav is 2".

And I guess I hadn't given much thought to the foaming in the down stairs unit. The drains are all PVC, by the way. The places were built in the mid seventies. I think i will hook up a drain and run a test load or two and see what happens down stairs - That unit is also mine. Whadda ya think?
with out a pest for a neighbor you basically have a free ticket. get a plumber to pipe it in as close to code as he can get. all i can say.
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Do you know the pipe size at the lav area? You need 2" for a clothes washer
Hey E ,Down here he would need 3 inch for the washer branch. 2" will work just fine in my opinion. but it wouldn't pass inspection
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Hey E ,Down here he would need 3 inch for the washer branch. 2" will work just fine in my opinion. but it wouldn't pass inspection
We can still use 2" and suds relief doesn't apply either on residential work
I just hope he doesn't tie into a vent from the first floor....
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Thanks a lot for all the advice. I will let ya know how it turns out.

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