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    Washing Machine Water Coming Up in Kitchen Sink Help

    I keep getting different answers - some plumbers think the washing machine hookup is bad and another one doesn't know what the issue is. We inherited this home and the old washing machine. When it comes up in the sink it goes back down when the water is let out. No other plumbing issues in house...
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    Can I add a washer and connect to drain under a sink?

    I have a utility sink. Id like to put a clothes washer in the next room along the same wall. My question, can i punch thru the wall with some piping and connect the drainage from the washer to the existing drain lines under the sink? Bad drawing attached. Hoping for any advice if this is...
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    Compact format water softener

    I rent an apartment in Santiago, Chile where the water is very hard. For the last few years, I've been using the building's laundry on the ground floor but this costs a fortune over the long run and is frankly a ballache when you're on the 12th floor. A colossal waste of time. Not to mention...
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    Washing machine and utility sink?

    I have a washing machine that drains into a utility sink. The sink is always a problem, and I’d like to get rid of it. Can I just run a pipe up the wall and attach the washing machine hose to it or do I need more parts? If so what do I need?
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    Downstairs Toilet Bubble Explosion, Floor Drain Overflows -No Apparent Clog in Plumbing or Vent Pipe

    Hi all, This past Summer we purchased our first house, a split-level from the 1960's. With this purchase we had the sewer line inspected by camera and cleaned a couple months after we moved in. Since we've had the house, the basement toilet splashes when upstairs toilet is flushed. These...
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    Sick of mopping up the floor

    I have been having trouble with my washer machine drain overflowing after large loads . The grey washer machine hose drains into the 2” standpipe which sits about 1 1/2 ft higher than the washer. After a few overflows, I tried a new, taller standpipe and that did not help. Above the Sani-tee is...
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    Install Sump Pump Check Valve on Washing Laundry Machine

    Just purchased a Everbuilt THD1020 (In-Line Sump Pump Check Valve) , and installed in the back hose of our washing machine. The original hose would leak detergent soap and water. Is it a good practice to install In-Line check valves like this on laundry machines? Are there any negative...
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    Washing Machine Drain Overflows

    Very slow draining of washing machine. Same Master plumber I used in 3/2018 for same reason came out this July. Told last year that wye was installed backwards when piping replaced in 2002. No clogs between ‘02 and ‘18. After 4 hrs of snaking clog couldn’t be removed. I was told I need to...
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    Add washing machine drain

    I would like to add a washing machine drain to our laundry area. Currently, the drain goes into the sink but I am looking for a cleaner method. Looking at the picture, the sink drains into the largest pipe and has a vent that is the left verticle pipe. The middle verticle pipe goes into the...
  10. Soquilii

    Mobile Home Laundry Room Hissing!

    I have a 20-year-old mobile home and just now discovered a hiss in the laundry room emanating from behind the washer. It sounds exactly like air, not water! There is no water on the floor and I don't feel water coming through the pipes to or from the washer. When I turned the washer on, it...
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    Washing machine hose below floor level

    Hi everyone, I re-arranging my kitchen and would like to install the washing machine with the following setup. I will cut a trench in the concrete below the wooden floor to fit the hose. Do you think that would work? Thanks for your help and advice :)
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    Water hammer after new washer part installed

    I've never had an issue with water hammer in my house until a couple months ago. The fill valve on our newer LG washer went bad. Because we had the extended warranty I just called the company and they sent a tech. He confirmed it was the fill valve and replaced it the next day. Ever since...
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    Washing Machine Drains > Water comes up out of sink

    I thought I had fixed the issue by adding an additional air intake to the line but the other day the tenant drained the washer and then water was pouring out of the sink/drain, I'm wondering if it's because there may be a clog where the new pvc wastlines from the kitchen, meet an existing 2"...
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    Question if OK to use autoshut with hammer for washing machine.

    After a major leak, I want to add a water leak auto shut off for my washing machine. A hammer is being used and unsure if it's OK to add an auto shut? Any Problem? Water leak auto shut I want to use. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41Q%2Bc6IBjGL.jpg My washing machine setup...
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    Standpipes and laundry sink

    I'm going to replace an old concrete double width laundry tub with a newer plastic setup. The existing has no standpipes. Instead, the washing machine is hooked over one end of the tub and the opposite side of the tub has the water softener drain. Since these drains are a good 5 ft. apart I'm...