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Old 03-20-2012, 09:58 PM   #1
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Washer Drain Overflows

Hello. Purchased our house in August 2011. It was built in 1953. Alot of caster iron. Everything I have been doing I have been switching over to PVC. The house came with an old washer and dryer. We finally were able to replace the washer and dryer. I hooked up the new washer yesterday of how they had the old one hooked up. It was going into a 1 1/2 pipe (cast iron). When the washer would drain it was overflowing. I figured the new washer has a more powerful drain. So I tore out the cast iron and put in PVC 2 inch. On this sewage line is the washer and kitchen sink. It is not vented. Kitchen sink drains great. By the way the washer is in the basement. So I hooked up all the 2 inch pipes and tested it and it still is overflowing out of the drain pipe. Any ideas? I hav to redo the plumbing anyways because I forgot to put a trap in the line! Its just one of those days. I am wondering if it is clogged? It sounds like its draining when listening near the pipes but then you can hear the water start coming up the pipe...


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Old 03-20-2012, 10:50 PM   #2
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Sure sounds pluged up to me.


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Old 03-20-2012, 11:12 PM   #3
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Yeah id say the pump on new washer is too much for the old 1 1/2" drain line,maybe try having somebody cable it out to see if that buys you some time
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