Add washing machine drain

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  1. Jul 8, 2019 #1

    jmorten

    jmorten

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    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 ground. The right verticle pipe has the sink drain into it along with a bathroom and kitchen from upstairs.

    Is there a way I can tap into one of these pipes to add a drain? I'm hoping I can add it to the middle verticle pipe.


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    wood4d

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    You can drain a washer into a sink with an 1 1/2 drain but for a washer box you need a 2" pipe. The reason why is because the sink will hold inches of water which would overwhelm a 1 1/2 pipe. To do this you would need to tap into the 3" line with a 3x2 ty instead of the 3x1 1/2 fitting that you have.
     

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