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Want to install a washing machine in my basement. Originally I was planning on tapping into my home plumbing (I have low line plumbing) but decided it would be better to run the waste into a dry well made of a couple of 55 gal. drums. I've read in a couple of places that the pumps on most washing machines are not designed to pump the waste up. Is this true? What would be the best way to handle getting the water up the 8 or so feet up and 20 or so feet out to the dry well. I'm assuming I need a trap and it needs to be vented? What happens to the water in the upward part of the system? Does it flow back into the washing machine when the pump stops? Thanks for any design / configuration tips you can give.