Pushing water uphill


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Old 04-23-05, 04:59 AM
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Angry Pushing water uphill

My wife (God Bless her) wants me to move the washing machine into the outhouse.
Well that's fine - I had nothing planned for the month !
I have power and can easily get water supply BUT the outhouse is lower than the main drain cover (although not lower than the take away from the drain).
Is it possible to push the waste water uphill so I can branch into an existing waste drain ??
Or is there some clever workaround ??
Suggestions gratefully received.
 
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Old 04-23-05, 05:50 AM
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Welcome Digby!

Yes, water can be easily moved uphill but it is called pumping, not pushing.

You would need to install a tank, lower than the washer drain, that can take the water from the machine with a pump in it to move the water up to the drain.

Something like this:

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Old 04-29-05, 02:56 PM
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I thought that washing machines pumped water already. The drain for my washer is about half way up the wall.
 
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Old 04-29-05, 03:37 PM
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It sounds like I do not understand what you want to do.

As I see it the drain is above the level of the washing mahine.
You need a way to get the waste water from the level of the machine to the level of the drain.
This will take a pump.
If the discharge pump from the machine is strong enough to lift the water to the height of the drain then this would be the thing to do.
If the pump can not lift the water that high then you would need to use a different pump to lift the water and would need to have a small tank to collect the water and have a place to put the pump..
 
 

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