Home>Discussions>PLUMBING>3rd Floor Washing Machine Code
3 posts / 0 new
Last post
Elvis
3rd Floor Washing Machine Code

I have a washing machine on my third floor. I have an automatic water detecting shut off valve at the supply with the sensor sitting in the overflow pan. The overflow pan is not connected to a drain. Does this meet code or do I need to have a drain, with a p-trap, connected to the overflow pan?

ed21
Re: 3rd Floor Washing Machine Code

As far as I know the code doesn't address this.

Shaun
Re: 3rd Floor Washing Machine Code

In Mass it would need a pan, however it could drain outside or into a floor drain in the cellar, or into a drain located in the area, some inspectors may ask for a trap primer if the drain is inside the building and is serving only the pan.

Shaun

TV Listings

Find TV listings for This Old House and Ask This Old House in your area.