Installing laundry tub

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Hello, first post!

I have purchased an “all in one” laundry tub kit that includes the tub, faucet and p-trap assembly. However I do have a few questions before I head to Home Depot for my fittings/extra parts.

1. In the photo you can see the grey flex tubing which is where the washer drains into (#1) There is a lower drain hole that is covered with a cap. Can I remove that cap and drain my laundry tub directly into that hole (#2)? If so, what sort of hose would I use to connect the p-trap into the drain?

2. Can my dryer plug be rotated to allow the plug to run to the left instead of the right?
 

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Tought to see again (my computer) were the grey hose drains into,is there a ptrap,if it does i think the capped off pipe may have been part of the vent but my computer is bad for pics jyst to small
 

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I'm a bit confused and must ask a few questions.

May I assume your washer is draining properly with the current setup? The reason I ask is because based on my take of your picture, it appears that your #1 washer drain is in the top of the Black 2" standpipe, which in turn drops into a P-trap. The P-trap appears to be connected to a tee just below your #2 capped("lower hole"). If that is correct it appears that the capped hole was meant to be a vent. As there must be a vent after a p-trap.
Rather than a traditional vent line that typically gets routed up and through the roof, your local codes may allow you to use an AAV(Air Admittance Valve) on that pipe but it must be raised up to about a foot above the washing machine.

I can only assume that your trapped laundry sink will be allowed to connect to that capped outlet providing you allow that vent line to continue up to an AAV, as mentioned above.

The applicable plumbing code should be consulted to insure an acceptable arrangement for the 2 traps and common AAV.


I lightened up your picture and reinserted it to allow others to see it a bit better.
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2. Can my dryer plug be rotated to allow the plug to run to the left instead of the right?
To the best of my knowledge, if you are capable of doing a little electrical work, you should be able to open up that receptacle, (With the power off) and rotate the receptacle 180 degrees.
 

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379DA761-39AB-481A-AE76-C5E1771310F0.jpeg 1255A1D3-59D4-4246-AC03-C81D21BE7BA1.jpeg Thanks for your replies. Here’s a better photo.

The washer is draining into the tall pipe closest to my cold tap. The wash tub will go to the right of the washer/dryer. I’m thinking I’ll need to cut into the ABS at the circled tee and replace it with a Y. That would allow me to connect my wash tub line to the drain, correct?

Second question - I bought this “all in one” laundry tub kit that came with tub, faucet, p trap etc. However the p trap seems to be made from cheap white plastic. Should I just go ahead and make a new p trap from black ABS while I’m at it? See second photo of the included p trap pieces. The white pieces are 1.5” vs my existing ABS which is 2”.

thanks again!
 
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You seem to be ignoring the need for a vent.

I see there are codes that allow the use of a single trap for washer and laundry sink. Don't know if it applies to you.
NSPC Figure of Standpipe with sink.jpg
 
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