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Old 04-20-2017, 01:20 PM   #1
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I am planning a bathroom remodel which will involve the installation of a stacking washer/dryer in the apartment where I am. I want to put the washer in a closet which is not close enough to the drain stack to let gravity do its job. Can I use an ejector pump to service just the washer without a laundry sink? I want to route the pipes through the attic space to the waste stack which is about 10 feet away. Anyone?
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The answer is always yes. Just a question of how you get there.

Seeing as washing machines and laundry areas are probably in the top 2 of internal leak areas for the home, you sure you want to further complicate that area and increase that potential?
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Assuming you have permission to do the work, have you figured out where the pump would go? Since ejector pumps are sealed, it would have to be vented (washer drains normally require an air gap at the standpipe, but I doubt that counts). No doubt an actual plumber will drop by with more observations. And the electrical would have to have to comply with the requirements for all the devices.
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You will absolutely have to have your landlords written approval. Usually apartments without washer's have pay washers that are properly plumbed. Cutting a stack to add your washer depending on the amount of floors your apartment building may cause very serious problems for other tenets. Without the landlords written permission you would be responsible to all damages you have caused to the plumbing and all expenses to bring it back to code. A rental apartment is usually a commercial enterprise and only state licensed tradesmen can perform work on plumbing.
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