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    travman514 Posts: 11, Reputation: 3
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    Oct 12, 2006, 01:29 PM
    Basement drain hole.can I drain washing machine with this?
    Hi all.. im new here.ive owned my home for about 5 years and I'm still learing... my current dilemna is that I want move my wsher and dryer to the basement.I think I know how to handle the hot and cold water plumbing but I don't know what to do about the drain... now my basement has a drain hole in the also has drain pipes (sewage pipes)big ones along 2 of the walls. What can I do here.can I just run a drain hose directly to the drain in the floor ?or do I actually have to hook it up to the sewer pipe?also is there anything else I should know about hooking up a washer and dryer in the basement besides the normal hot and cold water pipe soldering stuff?
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    speedball1 Posts: 29,301, Reputation: 1939
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    Oct 12, 2006, 02:45 PM
    It ain't that easy Trav,
    The waters the easy part. You will have to locate a dry vent in your basement, (you may not connect to any pipe that has a discharge flowing down it.) You may not drain into a floor drain. If the hose is lower then the water level in the washer the water will simply drain out. I've put up a rough drawing of a washer trap and standpipe, (see image) if there is a sink in the basement you could use its vent but if no dry vent's available then you're looking at major surgery. Good luck, Tom

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