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Septic vs washout tub?

I do not want to use my washout tub anymore. I want to connect straight to septic about 7' above floor. A) Do I need a straight pipe. B) How long of a straight a straight pipe? C) Will any water come back into the washer?

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Waste water from the washer is not pumped out but rather is gravity fed down the drain. You cannot drain the water up higher than the washing machine's drain outlet. You would have to cut into the drain pipe - below the level of your washer's drain outlet - and put in a T that will tie into the drain pipe and allow for some type of connection to be made from your washer's drain hose.

Posted on Mar 23, 2014

Testimonial: "My washing machine is in the basement so tying the line to a T connector is not an option. If the waster is not "pumped" out of the washing machine then why is their a 8' height limit in the manual?"

  • cajuncharger Mar 23, 2014

    Hmm, ok, maybe yours does have a pump. If it gives you a height limit then you should be okay as long as you stay beneath that. What is the drain pipe you want to tie into made of?

  • Michael Decker Mar 23, 2014

    PVC so I'll be tying into it w/PVC as well. The PVC pipe is tyied into the cast iron ser line further down.



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