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Washing Machine Waste

Postby martynfogg » Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:05 pm


I'd like to move my washing machine into my outhouse, but there is no waste plumbed in there.

Is it okay just to run a waste pipe from the washing machine, thorough the wall and out over an open drain (also used for guttering water)?

Many thanks,

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Postby stevenc1603 » Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:16 pm

No, washing machine waste water must go to the fowl sewer, not surface water sewer.
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Postby marrtin » Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:28 pm

You could fit the waste as you suggest as long as you use a washing machine trap inside, and the water does go to a foul sewer (Stevenc1603 has assumed because of the gutter that it doesn't - you will have to check).
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