Newb question...washer outlet box drains

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by dabiz7, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. dabiz7

    dabiz7 New Member

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    Setup...currently have a washer outlet box with center supply and two drains, one on each side of the center supply. However, builder only hooked up left side drain down to p-trap and into drain/vent stack. The right side drain does not have a pipe hooked up to it.

    I am putting in a softener in this area and want to run the softener drain into this outlet box using the drain side that currently does not have a pipe running to it.

    Question...should I (1) connect a pipe to this drain and then tee into the left side drain above the current p-trap, or (2) connect pipe to right drain and plumb in its own p-trap into waste and vent stack?

    I am thinking (1) is right. Just wanted to get the experts opinion before I screwed something up!
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    You find it easier to make the connection using a "Y" in the drain riser and a 45 degree elbow to line up with the second opening.
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