Frozen washer line

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by tlbwat, Dec 26, 2004.

  1. tlbwat

    tlbwat New Member

    Dec 26, 2004
    My washer is located in my basement. The water drains into a sump pump. Every winter, once the ground becomes frozen, so does the water in the pipe which runs underground outside. Therefore, the washer water cant drain until spring, when the ground thaws! :mad: Is there anything I can do to prevent or treat this?
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    getting a pump for the washer


    If the other plumbing fixtures work, then I would figure out a way to pump the washer to those lines.

    The fact that the washer drain is the only one that freezes would indicate that it is more than likely an illegal installation anyway.

    Most hardware stores will call a small basin and pump that works fine for washers.
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2004
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