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Old 10-03-2008, 07:48 AM   #1
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My washing machine drain broke under the slab, and while thinking about how to repair this, I would like to know if there is a P-Trap in this drain?

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My washing machine drain broke under the slab, and while thinking about how to repair this, I would like to know if there is a P-Trap in this drain?

I don't know if there is a P trap but there certainly should be (and it is code required). That being said it is not normal to put a washer stand pipe trap under the slab.

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Yes, there should be a trap for the washing machine drain, as well as a vertical standpipe above the trap at least a couple feet tall. The piping should be 2", no smaller.

It is good to install the trap in an accessible location (as you've found out).

Probably going to have to break a little concrete unfortunately.
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Traps are required on washer drains. Since you are not seeing one on your pipe, it is doubtful one was installed. Older codes called for 1-1/2" drain lines but with the more powerful pumps on washers, 2" is what most areas now require.
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