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khein99

06:50PM | 04/06/04
Member Since: 04/05/04
2 lifetime posts
Hello -

My washing machine has a drain tube that rests in a laundry tub. I have been unable to find a clamp or fitting or anything that I can use to attach it to the laundry tub so that when the washing machine empties - it doesn't "fall out" and leak water on the floor of the laundry room.

Right now I have it jury-rigged with some bunji -cords but I'm not terribly confident that it will stay. I know the best solution is to get a plumber out here and have the drain tube feed directly into a drainage pipe but I don't want to spend that kind of money right now.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks in advance

Kevin

DanO

09:39AM | 04/07/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
2267 lifetime posts
Most new washers come with such a drain hose clamp. I suggest you check with some local appliance dealers (specialty stores not the big box chain hardware stores) as they'll likely have some extras kicking around which they may give you for a song.

** I know the best solution is to get a plumber out here and have the drain tube feed directly into a drainage pipe **

I wouldn't recommend it. Draining into a stand pipe often causes more problems down the line than draining into a laundry tub.

JMO

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plumber Tom

03:17PM | 04/11/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
A washing machine hook-up is required to be discharged into a standpipe above the flood level rim of the washing machine. Discharging into a laundry tub brings up 2 problems. 1) the drain diameter (usually 1-1/2") does not meet code. A 2" drain is required 2) water siphoning, possibly causing a cross contamination of a potable water supply.


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