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Old 03-07-2011, 02:35 AM   #1
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I am installing ceramic tile in my second floor laundry room. There is a PVC pipe that is the drain for the washer in the floor. After I lay the tile, the pipe will be slightly below the new flooring. Is this an issue and if so, how do I fix it? Thanks!

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securing drain line so it wont come loose would have to be attched to the wall .just to be safe you may want to add a coupling and stubb up drain line. also check coeds may have a set hight depending on your area

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That floor drain is NOT for draining the washer. That is a requirement to protect your home from flood damage should there be any leaks or malfunctions with your washers water supply. If you have a 2" pvc pipe coming up through the floor (you should have) then you need to put in a 2" PVC shower drain to that pipe so that the top of the drain is the lowest point in the surface of your tile floor. The shower drain gets glued into the pipe and the tile gets mudded in right up next to the drain.
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The washing machine drain must start with a vertical riser at least 18 inches long and 2 inches in diameter going into its own trap. The washing machine hose must fit loosely into this.
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what allanJ said , if you use that pipe for your washer drain your washer will siphon all the water out of the tub and never stop filling
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To Vbradburn: From all the comments and what you wrote in the first place I think we need to know if you are talking about a pipe coming up to your laundryroom floor or are you trying to drain your washing machine?? They are two different things handled in two very different ways.

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