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Old 11/16/12, 8:18 PM
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I know there is alot wrong with this picture. The plumbing is infront of the electrical panel, the washer stand pipe and the water heater vents out the side wall.
What do most of you recommend when you see stand pipes installed like this when the sanitery sewer is this high off the floor?
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Old 11/16/12, 9:53 PM
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I would recommend installing a laundry tub with pump and discharging the washer in tub.
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Old 11/16/12, 10:10 PM
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Just curious but what is the hose is for as it looks too small for a washer ?
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Yep that is the only solution as the standpipe is to short and too high.
I believe the other line would be a condensate from the AC or High Efficiency Furnace.
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Old 11/16/12, 10:14 PM
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What makes it too high besides looking funny ?
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Old 11/16/12, 11:40 PM
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Some older washing machines would have trouble with that height. Most modern washers have a stand pipe height maximum of 8 feet and a minimum of 30 inches.




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Old 11/17/12, 5:43 AM
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Just curious but what is the hose is for as it looks too small for a washer ?
Could be the backwash line for a water softening system.



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What makes it too high besides looking funny ?
If you meant discharge being too high then it most likely is the septic tank location.



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Old 11/17/12, 9:54 PM
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The clear plastic hose into the drain looks like a softener backwash drain. Unfortunately, I see a lot installed like this. Functionally, this open connection WILL fill the basement with waste water when the main drain plugs one day. Yes, that open pipe should be extended at least to the roof line.



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