relocate washer/dryer

Old 01-04-03, 01:23 PM
sammy lee
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relocate washer/dryer

I want to relocate my washer and dryer from one side of my first floor to the other. the distance is about 15 feet. There is a crawl space under the house where the pipe and vent originate. Is this a big job? It doesnt seem like it would be but I got an estimate of $1,100 from one plumber. I am pretty handy. I can sweat copper and have replaced bathroom sink and shower fixtures. Is this something I should try.

Old 01-04-03, 01:55 PM
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A washer needs:
A. 120v outlet
B. Hot and cold water supply lines w/washer hose connections.
C. A vented drain w/trap for the washer drain hose to hook into.
An electric dryer needs:
A. 240v clothes dryer receptacle
D. A metal dryer exhaust vent to the outside.
Drain line should slope 1/4" per linear foot toward main drain connection.
Check with your Building Inspection Department for local codes, permits, inspection info, etc.
Good Luck!
Old 01-04-03, 01:58 PM
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This is what you have to do, see picture below, it is a big job, if you think you can handle it then I wish you the best of luck, make sure you get the 1/4" per foot on the footage you are needing to run.

All pipes are 2" expect when doing the vent, that can be 1-1/2"

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