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sink drain, waher drain

Posted by yttims44 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 24, 10 at 18:52

I know nothing about plumbing but this doesn't sound right. My daughter is about to purchase a home, however, the the washer is connected to the sink drain. This sounds so unclean. Has anyone else seen this? I told her to see if the previous owner could put a separate drain in for the washer. I can't phantom the washer water going down the sink drain, sounds disgusting to me.

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RE: sink drain, waher drain

A washing machine is required to discharge into an approved "indirect Waste Receptacle".

The "Indirect Waste Receptacle" can either be an approved Washing machine standpipe or it can be a sink.

If the washer is connected to the sink drain pipe it is not code compliant, however, if the washer is discharging into the sink then it is fully code compliant.

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