Re: Laundry Drain
Posted by Deb on December 27, 2003 at 18:41:56:
In response to Re: Laundry Drain
: : : I am moving a washer from the basement to the first floor. I ran a 1 1/2" drain approx 30' to the existing utility tub in the basement. I installed no trap or vent because i am going into a utility tub. Before i close up the wall, is 1 1/2" large enough?

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: : NO.
: : Washers require a 2" drainage line.
: : Indirect waste should be on the same floor.
: : You still need a p-trap and vent.
: : This is a really bad install and I would rethink the whole thing before I closed up the wall.
: : If you decide to go with this, check your homeowner's insurance to see if it covers flooding caused by incorrect, unpermitted, uninspected plumbing.
: : Deb
: : The Pipewench

: Deb I agree with your advice except I do not understand the value of the P trap on a 2" indirect line. I would read if you care to explain. LonnythePlumber

Code.
Indirect waste over 5' in length shall have a p-trap installed. Indirect waste over 15' must have a p-trap and a vent.
Deb
The Pipewench


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