Washing machine drain relocation

Old 03-08-08, 08:58 AM
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Washing machine drain relocation

I am moving my washer 30' from its current location in the basement. There is no drain on that side of the house, so I thought to install a 1 1/2" drain line above the finished ceiling travelling over to the existing drain with the proper pitch. My questions are:

1) Will a GE Washer Model WJSR2080T5WW pump up to 7'?
2) Do I need to vent the line
3) I will install a check valve at the outlet of the washer
4) The 30' run will end with a 90, then a 4' 1 1/2" down pipe into the existing drain. Will that back up?

If this will not work, what else can I do? I'm not running the drain line on floor level due to a doorway.

Thank you
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1. Maybe, maybe not. You would need to get GE's blessing on this.

2. Absolutely! You also need a trap at the point of inlet.

3. Why?

4. Probably. Most current washing machines require a 2-inch drain line.
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Simplest solution is a pumped tub or standpipe:


They make self-contained units which can be connected directly to the tub or washer, for example:


What you want to avoid is something like this:

Incorect washer standpipe - Paragon Inspections Wilmette / Chicago Ill

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