Home>Discussions>YOUR HOME>Holiday Home>Trap lint from washing machine
1 post / 0 new
cannonch
Trap lint from washing machine

My most urgent and highly desired project is to install a stand pipe for my washing machine's drain hose and somehow put a filter between the washing machine and the stand pipe so that I can manually clean lint out every time I wash clothes.

Washing machines of 30 years ago had manual lint filters. For those who remembered to clean them, they kept our septic systems from clogging.

Now I have a front loading washer and fight drain pipe clogging all the time. I put pantihose on the end of the washer drain hose, but they break and/or leak.

I seek a permanent solution, and have read about filters between the drain hose and the stand pipe.

Sponsored Stories

TV Listings

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