Re: washing machine
Posted by Gary Swart on February 09, 2003 at 23:49:42:
In response to Re: washing machine
I don't have a clue what that box is, but let's go to basics. The drain water HAS to go into a drain. It does not stop in that black box. I would hazzard a guess that the box may be some kind of lint trap, but that's a wild guess. I can't believe it is really needed. Lots of folks have their washer drain into a utility tub and that works just fine. The tub of course has to have a trap before entering the main drain. If you install a stand-pipe for the washer to drain into separately, it has to be 2" pipe and be trapped before the main drain also. The washer drain hose has a U shaped end and just hangs in the top of the stand-pipe, it is not sealed tight.

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