How to discharge water from a washing machine if drain is too high

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Have you ever had a washing machine that needed to be relocated to an area where there was no drain or the drain was too high? Well here is a solution to your problem at a low cost

Things You'll Need

  • drain pump assembly,piping,check valve,glue,cleaner tape measure,pipe saw,fittings,hangers
  • locate a place to put the pump so it is as close to the machine as possible

  • Find the horizontal drain that leads to the main drain of the building.Check to make sure it is in operation.

  • cut a section of the pipe so it is big enough to install a wye fitting.
    Install this fitting so the branch is slightly higher than the vertical run of the pipe.

  • Install a street 45 into the wye to bring the pipe to a horizontal position so you can attach your drain from the pump to the main drain

  • Install a piece of pipe to the vent side of the pump and bring it to the outside of the building.

  • Attach a short piece of pipe to the discharge side of the pump and install a check valve and then continue installing the rest of the pipe to the drain that you cut from the main drain

  • Now attach a horizontal pipe to the pump with a p-trap and an extension pipe going vertical aproximately 40 inches from the floor for the washing machine drain to go into

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