Re: Tapping into an existing drain
Posted by e-plumber on December 30, 2003 at 17:46:30:
In response to Re: Tapping into an existing drain
: I am remodeling my basement where a floor drain already exists. I would like to move my washing maching but I need to re-route the drain. It must go through the concrete floor and I have to tap into the existing floor drain.

: Will I need to completely dig out the existing drain in order to add a new pipe? Or, is there a way to cap the existing pipe in the concrete floor w/o removing all of the cement around it?

Reply:
From an online code source, I believe UPC.
>LAUNDRY:
Standpipe receptor- max. 30in.(48in.**), min. 18in.(30in.**) above trap weir [804.1] [3701.6.4]
No trap below the floor [804.1] [n/a]
Roughed in�min. 6in., max. 18in. above the floor [804.1]<

This basically means that if you want to utilize the FD for the tie-in point for the WM drain, the floor will need to be opened, the floor drain removed and the drainage and vent piping rearranged according to code to accommodate the WM.
A licensed plumber should take a look at it.
Good Luck & Happy New Year. e-plumber



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