Sizing for Washing Machine Vent

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  1. RoseHawke

    RoseHawke New Member

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    Good day :D! I have a very specific question. I am moving my washing machine from one side of the room 12' away to the other (so it'll be next the dryer.) Currently it has a 2" drain (standpipe) and shares a vent with the kitchen sink. For the new setup should the new vent be 2" also?

    Thank you!
     
  2. markts30

    markts30 Commercial Plumber

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    For a washer, you should only require a 1 1/2" vent - but a 2" drain....
     
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  4. FloridaOrange

    FloridaOrange Plumbing Designer

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    New codes in Florida require a 3" sanitary to a 2" trap, a 1-1/2" vent is acceptable. If you are going to have it inspected you might want to verify the sanitary size to the trap.
     
  5. RoseHawke

    RoseHawke New Member

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    1.5 sounds fine. That's what I needed to know. Thanks!
     
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