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Mallard1123 10-18-2012 12:04 AM

Washer draining?
 
I just hooked up my washer to drain into my sump pump. When the pump turns on i get a gargle sound coming from my bathroom. The bathroom is on the first floor right next to my bedroom. Is there anything i can do to prevent this sound?

TheEplumber 10-18-2012 12:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Mallard1123 (Post 1033063)
I just hooked up my washer to drain into my sump pump. When the pump turns on i get a gargle sound coming from my bathroom. The bathroom is on the first floor right next to my bedroom. Is there anything i can do to prevent this sound?

Sewage pump or sump pump. there is a difference. Sumps should not receive gray water. Check your venting system

Mallard1123 10-18-2012 12:10 AM

Its a sump that goes up six feet and into the city sewer. If i cant drain in sump what do i do?

md2lgyk 10-18-2012 08:30 AM

Is this a new washer installation? If not, where did it drain before? Washers don't actually drain; the water is pumped out, so the discharge can be above the washer. I once had an older home where the sewer line ran along the basement wall, about 5 feet above the floor. There was an exposed trap and short standpipe for the washer to discharge into.

Laundry water shouldn't really go to a sump. It contains a lot of lint, as well as buttons, pocket change, etc. The pump will clog in no time.

Mallard1123 10-18-2012 08:57 AM

Yes its new for me i just bought the house. How can i tie into the sewer line its 3" copper. Also will the washer be able to pump it up 6-7 feet?

plumberinlaw 10-18-2012 09:52 AM

do you have a utility sink or floor drain in the basement? What year was your house built?

Mallard1123 10-18-2012 10:00 AM

1958 the utility sink is right next to it but it drains right into sump pump.

md2lgyk 10-18-2012 10:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Mallard1123 (Post 1033197)
Yes its new for me i just bought the house. How can i tie into the sewer line its 3" copper. Also will the washer be able to pump it up 6-7 feet?

Wow. Copper DWV lines. I once owned a house that had them as well. That stuff would cost a fortune today. As for your question, is the line 6-7 feet above the washer, or above the floor? If above the floor, you should be OK. But check the manual for your washer to see what it says about that.


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