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Old 09-09-2011, 10:56 PM   #1
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washing machine drain trap question

I just read that the trap for a washing machine is supposed to be "removable"

Is this correct, because mine is going in the wall... which I'm quite certain is common.

I thought it was against code to have a compression fitting within the wall.

Can someone tell me which is correct. I think I'd rather seal that puppy up and cut the whole thing out if I have a problem rather than finding out I have some kinda slow leak from the compression fitting in a year or two.



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Old 09-09-2011, 11:56 PM   #2
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Compression joints and unions are to be readily accessible, not hidden in a wall


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Old 09-11-2011, 12:05 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by graysqwrl View Post
I just read that the trap for a washing machine is supposed to be "removable"
Can you cite the source of this? I don't think I have ever seen a washing maching p-trap exposed? I've seen lots of washing machines dump into a sink...but not an exposed p-trap.
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it depends on your local plumbing code, normally they go by the international building codes, (www.iccsafe.org)

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