DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Plumbing Forum > Drain for Washer?

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-14-2009, 09:22 PM  
Certified Lunatic
Redwood's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Olde Tyme, Connecticut
Posts: 887

I guess it is a little late to give the right advice on this one however it's probably good that it has been marked as Bad Advice so nobody gets any ideas from it...

Redwood is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2009, 05:45 AM  
inspectorD's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Litchfield, CT
Posts: 4,272
Liked 187 Times on 156 Posts
Likes Given: 477

Default Well

I like the duct tape hub connector myself.
So how does one go about fixing this issue if it is still not correct?
That's really what we are here for guys.

The sump should drain outside prefferably at least 10 feet away from the foundation.
The S trap just needs a 4 inch flat on the upper section of the s trap, then it becomes a P trap.
I still do not understand what the Y is above the s trap...where does it go?
Does someone think they are equalizing the pressure or is this a redundant vent?

My advice is if this is a homeowner job, get the building dept at the least to get there to see where you went wrong. That is their job after all. Not just to look at the pro's and what they screw up, but to help homeowneres who will not hire someone, and end up doing it themselves anyway.

I love diggin up the old shtuff.

Just My
Made in the
inspectorD is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2009, 04:46 PM  
Junior Member
NHMaster's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 8

The right way to do this would have been to cut the 3" copper and put in a 3 x 2 sanitary tee and then gone with a 2" p trap and an 1 1/2" vent. What is there now is an s trap and an unvented one at that.
NHMaster is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2011, 02:12 PM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 4

Hello tooltime
They do sell battery backup sump pumps

Last edited by hewood; 01-13-2011 at 11:53 AM.
hewood is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2011, 11:48 AM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 4

Originally Posted by tooltime View Post
Hello everyone,
This time I am looking for help/suggestions to put a washer/dryer n a basement with no floor drain. My main concern is for the drainage of the washer. All I have is the area for the sump pump.
The drainage system goes out the rear where I plan on putting the units, but it is roughly 4’4” off the floor. I do not know if it is feasible to tap into this somehow.
The other option I can think of is just draining it into the sump area (approx 18-20: across, about 3’ deep) but my concern there is the sump pump not working out of the blue, then having a flooded basement.
Idea’s anyone?

No, I don't know why there is duct tape there, was not ready to remove it in case bad things happen
Hello tooltime They do sell battery backup sump pumps
hewood is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2011, 09:20 PM  
Master Plumber
DUNBAR's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati Area, Kentucky
Posts: 23
Default I cannot believe that installation

If that's a setup for a washing machine, that pump on the unit will fail with that much vertical lift involved.
DUNBAR is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 07:46 PM  
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Upper Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Posts: 15,351
Liked 1554 Times on 1368 Posts
Likes Given: 2733


Just a dumb question, What about air behind water for the trap, would that screw up the pump?
Looks to me to be easier to pull the 4" cast "Y" and change it to plastic for about 3 ft above, wouldn't that give you room to add a "y" for the washer, the air behind water, the stack height and and a new "Y" for the pump.
nealtw is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 04:12 AM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: tustin, california
Posts: 5

Jeez this is quite a complicated project you got yourself there. I would probably just hire a professional which may be a bit more cost effective.
[url=] cheap fridge freezers [/url]
junilerick is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2011, 07:22 AM  
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Rockford, IL
Posts: 18

This set up is wrong for other valid reasons. Now you have an open pipe in the basement on an overhead sewer. When the city sewer or even your own sewer backs up it will come out of this pipe and flood your basement.

The proper way of doing this would of been cutting in a 3x2 tee on the 3" pipe and installing a pump in a box venting the pump in the box and running the discharge of the pump into the 2" inlet of the 2x3 tee. Do not forget a check valve on the pump discharge.
WhiteTiger is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2013, 01:00 PM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1

Can someone please diagram the correct method of doing this? Is utilizing a separate pump the only way?

dcmander is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Bleach in cast iron floor drain? Bwildly Plumbing Forum 2 11-21-2008 10:55 PM
Risk of Explosion When Soldering Drain Pipe? travelover Plumbing Forum 3 10-22-2007 04:39 PM
Freezing drain line johnnyboi1016 Plumbing Forum 8 09-20-2007 07:48 AM
Floor Drain Question for GlennJanie manhattan42 Plumbing Forum 2 07-17-2006 11:46 AM
Floor Drain question Mudball Plumbing Forum 9 06-24-2006 10:04 PM

Newest Threads