laundry room sink drain


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Old 07-15-08, 08:22 PM
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laundry room sink drain

I would like to install a laundry room sink in my basement which is below my sewage line. The washing machine has a built in pump to push the water up and out to the drain.

My question is could I drain the sink into the washing machine and let the machine pump it out rather than buying a separate pump just for the sink which wouldn't even be used all that often?
 
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Old 07-16-08, 03:44 AM
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Probably wouldn't be practical, since you would have to mount your sink above the washing machine, and use a ladder to use the sink. You could install a solid waste pump under the sink to accomplish the same thing the washer does on demand.
 
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Old 07-19-08, 08:10 PM
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I hear ya on the pump thing. Not sure I follow you on the ladder. The drain for the washer is obviously at the bottom. If I had the sink at a normal hight I don't see why I couldn't run the drain right into the bottom of the washer just above the floor through the back of the washing machine. From what I understand though the washing machine won't drain/pump unless its in that mode and turned on. not sure how much water could be stored until the next time it's cycled so instead of chancing water damage from it over flowing, I'll probably just do it conventionally.
 
 

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