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Bruce Blaine

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I was curious if the laundry drain lines and vents are installed correctly in these photos. Eventually, a sink for a 1/2” bath will be added, but I wanted to see if anything needed to be fixed before going any further.


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How far is the vent from the laundry box
The drain looks like 2" in mass the vent has to be within 6' of the fixture
i think i would have put the back water valve on the main drain side of the vent
donf know if it would happen but the vent could?????? Fill if tnere was a stoppage tne way it is now
that could be nit picking
i would have removed all of the galvi but i cant see if it couldnt be done
would change those rubber(fernco) coupliings to stainless steel 4 band couplings
i would install a clean out some where on that line maybe close to eere it enters the mainyou could snake to the main or back towards the laundfy
 

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Yeah the vent is way too far away from the laundry box also was any primary used on that PVC
 

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I appreciate the replies. I will address these issues tomorrow and get some new pictures posted to see if it is correct.

The vent is 7 feet from the laundry box. I will adjust it to less than 6.

Yeah the vent is way too far away from the laundry box also was any primary used on that PVC
I used Oatey Fusion Single Step to glue everything together.


On the main side there will be a wall built so it may be difficult to access to turn the valve and snake the line, so maybe I can just put the clean out where the ball valve is now?

Where is that washer drain line going? To a sump or a exterior dry well?
I presume it is draining to the city sewer. I had the home inspected before purchasing the house and that was where the previous laundry was tied into and it passed inspection. The sump just discharges out the side of the home so surely it isn’t going in to there.
 

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You said "sump". You don't have one, do you?

I thought it to be unusual to see two gravity drains lines exiting the house and at such a big elevation difference. And with no cleanout.

Why the back water valve?

So it sounds like you really don't know where that line is going.
 

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I do have a sump. The 1.5” galvanized line in the photo is connected to it, and in the first photo you can see it going outside the home.

Here’s a photo of what the laundry looked like before I started moving drain lines. There is an approved sticker on the drain line so that’s why I assume it is fine to drain the laundry this way.

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It was explained to me by a plumber that the area I live in, when experiencing high rain fall, is notorious for outbound water re-entering the house. So the back water valve is installed to keep that from happening.
 

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What's the sump picking up and pumping? Ground water?
Are you talking about that 1.5” galvanized line along the top of the first photo and that is visible through the window?

Sorry for all the questions, just curious as to the overall picture.
 

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What's the sump picking up and pumping? Ground water?
Are you talking about that 1.5” galvanized line along the top of the first photo and that is visible through the window?

Sorry for all the questions, just curious as to the overall picture.
For the 5 months that I’ve been here the sump pump does not go off and it has been raining a lot during that time. It’s located in the center of the basement with a drain about 3’ from it. It’s the lowest point of the basement and believe it is there in case if it were to ever flood. And yes the galvanized line is attached to it.

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Here is an updated look at the drain lines. I made the changes you all suggested. Let me know if it is correct, please. Also, I’m aware the laundry pipe is too tall it hasn’t been cut to size yet. The water lines aren’t crimped either just figuring out my layout.

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