I just found out that my washer drain is not plumbed into the main house drain (to septic tank) as I had thought. Digging it out to try to unclog it I found that the previous owner had just created an L shaped section of PVC about 8 inches underground below the standpipe with holes drilled into it. It no longer drains, likely due to 48 years of accumulated laundry sludge in what was once a rock leachfield type area, now its more mud than rock.
I would like to plumb this into the house drain correctly but don't know how to locate the house drain line. Is it likely to extend beyond the slab on the side on the house without the septic tank? Is it likely to be PVC or metal? Can I just "Y" into it if I can find it?
I guess my only other option is to dig out what is likely tons of mud and rebuild the gravel leachfield area? I really can't afford to bring in a pro as I'm spending all my money fixing Wilma damage.
House is single story, CBS, 2/1, no basement, built 1958, located in South Florida. Any suggestions appreciated.
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