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Old 11-29-2017, 08:34 AM   #1
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Moving Washer/Dryer


Hi Everyone,

Brand new here and my wife and I are in the process of purchasing our first home. It is an older cape cod with an enclosed, semi finished carport.

One of the major projects we want to do is moving the washer/dryer out of the kitchen and into the semi finished carport space about 15-20 ft from point a to point b

2 issues in the way.

1) The carport has a lower flooring level than the rest of the house. I believe its about 2 stairs to get up into the kitchen.
2) The house is set on a slab foundation.

Any insight on how to save money on this venture or some diy help? I'm an electrician by trade and have done light plumbing.

Thanks!
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Old 11-29-2017, 04:17 PM   #2
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Do you have your own septic or hooked to city sewer.?
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I believe we have Public Sewer
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Okay, you should have a clean out in the line between the house and street.?
You may be able to tie into the pipe before the clean out.?

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Making the assumption that you are in an area that does not see freezing temperatures:
-you will obviously have to run supply plumbing and electrical service (including lighting) to the new area, either from where they are now or brand new. Are there any special rules in your area for electrical wiring in an "enclosed semi finished carport"?
-you will need to be within access to a point of the drain system. Washing machines have pumping limits and you need to provide for drain slope as well as venting.

At some point you should find out for certain if you are on a municipal sewer or private septic system. The former you pay taxes toward; the latter is yours to maintain and they are more sensitive to certain things flushed down them.
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There is no easy way to do it, other than break through the slab, dig down and tap into the drain. Then you need to run your water lines. Because itís an unconditioned space, youíll run into freezing and exposing to the elements. At this point it will require a permit and inspection.

Other than doing it the right way, it may be a hack job and look unprofessional
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