Washing machine plumbing


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Old 08-21-05, 05:56 PM
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Washing machine plumbing

I am in the process of trying to find a plumber to hook up a drain for the washer in a condo. I keep getting differing opinions of what I need to do.
(A) I was told that I could hook up the drain to the sink drain.
(B)I was also told that it could not be done to the sink, that I would have to feed into the main drain in the ground (through concrete)
Also the washer is located on a different wall from the sink, does it sound correct to say the pipe can fit through inside the wall??? Im concerned the studs would have to be cut and then re-enforced...cabinets will hang from that wall. Please help
 
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Old 08-21-05, 08:47 PM
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True. You cannot connect to the kitchen sink drain.

A minimum 2" is required for a washing machine; A 2-9/16" bore is needed for 2", a 2 by 4 wall will be destroyed with that type of bore.
 
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Old 08-22-05, 06:39 PM
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Thanks

Thats intersting to hear. I have metal studs in the wall with existing holes in them (not 2") and a plumber told me just today that all he had to do was make them bigger. When asked about stability and having to reinforce them, he scuffed and said "you're worrying too much".
Thank you for the information, it will save me a lot of headaches later.
 
 

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