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Washing Machine Drainage When Moving From Kitchen to Utility Room

Postby diymonty » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:30 am


I want to move my washing machine out of our kitchen into our hall/utility area. A previous owner has had an washing machine there before as there is the water pipe fitting already there behind a cupboard. My only concern is the waste for the washing machine.

Where I would place the washing machine is roughly 50cm from the outside wall there is already a hole in the outside wall at floor level which has been filled using expanding foam. This hole runs through the wall and on the other side comes out 30cm above where the drain is which the downstairs bathroom and kitchen already drain into.

It looks like the previous owner must have just stuck the washing machine waste hose through the wall and into the drain below as there is no pipe work there.

Is it ok just to do the same or will that create problems?

Any help is appreciated
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