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Old 10-18-2008, 01:21 PM   #1
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Washing machine lint filter


I live in a small town and have a septic tanks. The washing machine has
been routed to its own minitank or a 55 gallon drum. This had only been
down a few months when it turned into a sinkhole. It had to be dug up and replaced. The plumber said it was lint and it would not drain. O.K.
has any one had this problem before. I have been reading about a lint
filter but they all seem to be inside behine the machine.
I need something that will catch the lint on the ouside where the pipe comes out on the house and goes into the tank. Is there anything
available? The inside filter would work but it is a very small area and the washing machine is a stack up.
I would not like to move it every couple of weeks also there is new
flooring and i would not want to slid it in and out all the time.
i am just not happy about the situation.
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:43 PM   #2
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Simple and cheap solution. Buy some knee high stockings at the Dollar Store. Secure one over and into the pipe that the washer drain hose goes into. Put the washer drain hose back into the pipe. Check it every couple weeks to make sure it isn't full. Change the stocking when it fills up. Just make sure it is secure enough not to be pushed down into the drain piping.

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Washing machine lint filter


I have read about that but i am looking for something that will fit
outside the house between the pipe that goes into the tank.
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You can buy a strainer that is installed in the line going to the tank. This will need to be opened and emptied out though. No matter what you install, you will still have the task of removing the lint.
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Google for washing machine lint filter

Here is one site.

http://www.septicsolutions.net/store...FQhJagodbii_Lg

I don't know anything about that link, just found it on google, but I think it is the kind of thing your looking for. I think it could be mounted outside if there is not a danger of freezing.

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