Question about Washing Machines
Help! My basement washer is connected to abs piping that (I think) runs under the concrete floor and to some huge drain hole in the floor. This is a 1911 2 story house. I finally managed to get a washer in the basement for a test run and had this hole fill up with water and take several days to drain. Is it draining to the sewer or what? Should I connect the washer drain to the main stack? How can I fix this problem without going broker? I'm at wit's end! Thanks for any help, most appreciated. RR
Hmmm..sounds like you may be suffering from back pressure problems. here's what you try first
take about a 5 gallon bucket, and fill it up with water. then let it flow down the drain hole, and then quickly refill the bucket. you are looking for what happens when you have about 25 gallons in 2 minutes going into that hole. If it doesn't go right through, then you might want to have that pipe cored out(in an older home, that's not unusual).
try that first.
Posted on Feb 17, 2008
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