Re: Not sure what you mean, Deb....
Posted by Deb on May 26, 2003 at 22:11:53:
In response to Re: Not sure what you mean, Deb....
: None of this has anything to do w/the potable water supply or has any risk of contamination -- I'm only trying to figure out how to best connect the drain from my combo washer/dryer to the undersink drain.

Of course it does. By code washers are required to discharge through an indirect waste--usually a standpipe. This way there is no possibility of the wash water getting into the water system. If the washer is full to overflowing with dirty wash water and there is a break in a water line that creates a suction, dirty washer water can enter the water line and go backwards through the line contaminating all.
Codes come about because at some point in time this has happened.
The Pipewench

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