moving washer on a slab foundation

Old 09-11-19, 11:18 AM
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moving washer on a slab foundation

I bought a house on a slab and the washer is located in the kitchen next to the sink. YUK! I want to move it where the dryer is located about 20' away. There are no water or drain lines in this area. I know I can bust up the floor and run the lines and drain, but is there an easier less expensive way to accomplish this? By the way, this home is in Northern Indiana and the winters are a bit cold!
Old 09-11-19, 11:31 AM
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If you don't want to cut trenches in the floor you can run the drain pipe exposed on the wall inside the room. Cheap & easy but not very attractive. Another option is to install a sump and pump. Then you have more options where you can run the pipe since you aren't tied to relying on gravity. It's an option but I don't know if it's any cheaper or easier than trenching the floor.
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While a gravity drain system is preferred (less to go wrong), a pump like this is an easy solution.

The washer would drain into a 2" standpipe with trap, that drains into this pump. Then this pump would go to the main drain and vented using 1.5" PVC. Not super easy, but probably easier than cutting concrete.
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We only discussed the drain portion..... you still need to get electric and water lines to the washer. We can't see what your room looks like. How will it look with all this pipe work going over to it ?

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