Washing machine drain solution

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Old 10-04-14, 06:22 PM
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Washing machine drain brainstorming

Hey guys, I'm trying to add a washing machine + dryer to my condo, I've already installed hot + cold water taps as well as the dryer vent and had the electrical work done by a pro, and am getting hung up on getting a drain line installed. Its about 6 and 10 feet from the sink and tub respectively. I'm basically reduced to getting it to drain into the bathtub drain somehow though, as the sink drain is not up to code and is tiny, barely able to handle the water flow from the tap (basement condo). I have two options as I see it, stick a tube going from the washing machine into the tub (ugh) or going straight into the drain. The tub has an overflow pipe neat the tapside rim, so I was thinking of dremeling a hole in the top of that overflow pipe and just kinda sticking a tube into it (superglue + plumbers putty for the seal, I guess)

Couple questions I can think of...

1.) Would the tub back up at all? Its a 2-inch drain. Can't find any water flow numbers online for washing machines.
2.) Do I need to put in a p-trap between the washer and the drain?

Opinions? Ideas? Thanks in advance.
 

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Old 10-04-14, 09:29 PM
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Where is the main drain in relation to everything?
 
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Old 10-04-14, 09:58 PM
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I'm 90% sure it's the main stack for the building, since my unit used to be the maintenance / laundry area (they removed all the laundry facilities when they turned it into a unit, I have no idea why...). Even if it's not, there's only 2 sinks, a toilet and a bathtub emptying into it. Its underneath everything, not sure exactly where. There's about a ton of concrete over it, so I reaaally want to avoid having to go down to it.
 
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Old 10-05-14, 05:01 AM
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Not the pro but are you in a multi unit building with apartments above you, And you want to break into a shared drain pipe? This may change answers.
 
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Old 10-05-14, 02:16 PM
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I'm explaining this wrong, I guess... I want to connect the washer drain to my bathtub, before the p-trap, somehow. I'm ok with not being able to take a shower while I do laundry, that doesn't bother me too much.
 
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Old 10-05-14, 11:02 PM
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Never once have I seen a 2" drain for a tub.
There has to be a stand pipe at least as high as the top of the washer.
Talked to your HOA about these plans?
 
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I would talk to the super of the building. None of it sounds right.
 
 

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