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04:41PM | 01/01/06
Member Since: 12/31/05
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I am refinishing my basement and decided to move my washer and drier up stairs. Seemed easy enough. I have a closet behind my bathroom. I went into the wall behind the shower and added a value for the water. I also added gas and a vent for the drier. Everything went good until my wife did the first load. The washing machine is filling the bathtub on the other side of the wall. I have the drain tied into the same drain as the tub.

Here is what it looks like (Everything is a 1 ¬Ω PVC): From the Washer there is a 4 foot pipe going down to a p-trap. Then this leads to a Y junction. The tub goes down to a p-trap then joins the washer at the Y junction. Then it goes down the line.

Is it a problem because the washer is pushing the water with force? I am thinking of installing a 5 inch pipe at the top then reducing it down to the inch and a half. Figure that will reduce the pressure and give it time to drain. I am unable to find anything that is similar to this problem. The tub does drain afterwards, so I know my pipes are not clogged.

Any help would be appreciated.



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