Water Leaking In Garage Everytime We Use Washer! Please Help - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-15-2007, 11:16 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Unhappy

Water leaking in garage everytime we use washer! Please Help


hello, i am new to this forum. we have our washer and dryer in our garage and everytime we use our washer water leaks from the pipe in the back all over the garage floor. the washer has a black plastic tube in the back that sits inside of a white painted plumbing tube i guess and that is where the water is leaking from. my husband tried snaking the bottom of the pipe and it didn't work, it is still leaking. do we need to get up on the roof and snake the pipe all the way from the top? if so, we have a tile roof so how do we go about doing that without damaging the tiles? please help we are new home owners that don't know how to fix everything, and now can't do laundry. Thanks.

Advertisement

shigyrl217 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2007, 12:38 AM   #2
Long-Time DIYer
 
Mike Swearingen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: On Albemarle Sound In Northeastern NC
Posts: 1,460
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Water leaking in garage everytime we use washer! Please Help


It sounds like your washer drain line is going into a typical washing machine white plastic PVC standpipe drain.
There is a trap at the bottom of that standpipe. The "leaking" is a backup overflow most likely due to lint buildup in that trap and/or the line itself.
It needs to be snaked out until the drain flows freely.
You need a crank-handle flex snake that can negotiate its way through that trap and also clean out the blockage in the line. The snake can be fed down through the standpipe. You have no need to go up on the roof.
Good luck!
Mike

Advertisement

Mike Swearingen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2007, 05:27 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 232
Rewards Points: 150
Default

Water leaking in garage everytime we use washer! Please Help


is there a cleanout near the bottom of this washer drain?? IF snaking the trap isnt enough maybe opening the cleanout and watching where the water backs up,,might be further downstream blocked. Is there and almost FLAT areas of the drain before it gets to the stack that goes down?? Horizontal drains get plugged with soap scum AND lint!! Is this ALL plastic PVC pipe?? Or steel?? Or cast?? how OLD of home?? Stay off the tile roof if possible!! even PUT a cleanout near there IF you can!! I take it you live where freezing in a garage isnt a problem!!
justdon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2007, 08:03 PM   #4
Sr. Development Engineer
 
DrDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Escondido, Ca
Posts: 36
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Water leaking in garage everytime we use washer! Please Help


Your cleanout may not be inside where the visible plumbing is. For example, my kitchen cleanout was under 4 inches of dirt in a planter under the kitchen window. I found another cleanout about 8 feet from my septic tank hidden in bushes. They will, or should be in line with the plumbing however.
DrDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Low hot water pressure crebive Plumbing 38 02-26-2013 01:26 AM
gas hot water heater leaking or not? handymama Plumbing 3 12-30-2006 07:22 PM
leaking water main LanterDan Plumbing 4 08-31-2006 08:24 AM
Periodic release from (I think) the T&P valve on the water heater alexz Plumbing 3 08-15-2006 11:31 AM
cracks in the convrete garage floor - water seeping in robphelan Building & Construction 2 01-06-2006 05:19 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts