DIY Doctor

Main navigation


Washing machine waste under floor when relocating washing machine

Postby Pantsmaster » Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:08 pm

Hi all,
I’m trying to relocate my washing machine to a new location. This will result in a fairly long (5-6m) waste pipe run which I’m hoping to run under our suspended timber floor through the basement. I know this is a long run but with the correct fall and supporting the pipes I think it can be done?

My question is about the standpipe and trap arrangement. If I use a regular washer trap, should I put a 90 degree bend on the output so I can run into the floor (effectively making it an S-trap) or should I have the trap itself under the floor level (ensuring the flexible hose is correct height).

Or should I use a waterless trap/valve (which might be better given the length of the run). If so I’m not sure how to actually connect that to the washer hose?

Thanks in advance!
Pantsmaster
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
0%
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2021 7:58 pm


Sponsor

Simply Build It

Postby stoneyboy » Sun Nov 07, 2021 12:24 am

Hi pantsmaster,
A standpipe with bend should be ok but use a swept bend rather than one of the tight ones, keep the trap above floor level unless you have easy access to the basement.
Regards S
stoneyboy
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 4939
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:44 pm



Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by



  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!


 
  • Related Topics