10:14AM | 09/14/06
Member Since: 09/13/06
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I purchased a clothes washer from a local retailer who also did the installation. The installer indicated that the current drain configuration was inadequate. The washer is located in the basement with the drain approx. 70in from the bottom of the washer. It ties in with the first floor kitchen sink and dishwasher drain pipe. It does have its own trap. Since I purchased the house I wondered why the drain was that high and how the washer pushed waste water that far up. It seems that the washer would have to work really hard to accomplish this. There is a natural drain which leads out to the backyard. The installer recommended using this instead of a forementioned. Is this advice I should take or do you have an alternative solution.


10:16AM | 09/15/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1548 lifetime posts
Wow, letting it drain in the back I am sure the EPA would love to hear that.

You had better call a licensed plumber and also your local building department as many localities do not allow just anyone to install an appliance without knowing the basics of the plumbing codes in the area.

You may be get your money back if the LMP finds this to be an improper installation.


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