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NickL
Washer drain installation without additional pump.
NickL

I will be installing a front loading washing machine about 6 to 7 feet away from the drain. The manufacturer says the unit will pump 96 inches vertically. My install will require about 66 inches. so about 66 inches above washer I will install the drain which needs to travel 6/7 feet to the wall where i can install a trap and connect to the drain line for the home.
1.Is 2" drain pipe the correct size
2. what is the pitch i need in the drain line
3. should i install a check valve at the washer output
4. I was thinking of hard plumbing the washer output to the drain,(no air will be able to enter the line) and installing a cheater vent in the pitched run as soon as I have the clearance to do so.
Does any of this make sense....If your laughing , that's ok too,I'm sure you get a lot of dumb ideas..any help or criticism is welcomed...

dj1
Re: Washer drain installation without additional pump.
dj1

Go to terryloveforum, start a new thread and wait for suggestions over there.

2" is appropriate. A drain slope is 1/4" over 1' at a min. Check valve will be needed.

NickL
Re: Washer drain installation without additional pump.
NickL

Ok, Thanks for the help...

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