Question: Can a washer and shower share the same drain?

Tubs, showers and washing machines usually drain to the same pipe. Tying a shower and tub drain to the same drain as the washing machine is feasible as long as you follow the basics of plumbing, keeping the water flowing and vented with adequate pressure.

Can two washing machines share the same drain?

You cant leave a direct connection to the main stack open. You would be best served by using a deep laundry sink to accept the waste from the two washing machines and let the sink drain through a proper trap arrangement.

Why does my washer drain into my shower?

Washing machine: An unexpected sign of a sewer drain clog can happen when you run the washing machine. If the water draining out of the washing machine causes the toilet to overflow or backs up into the tub or shower, its a good sign the sewer drain is clogged.

Can I drain washing machine into bathtub?

In most cases, a shared drainage pipe causes water from your washing machine to back up into your bathtub. In perfect condition, it can be perfectly fine for a washing machine and bathtub to share a drainage pipe. However, when the drain is clogged, there is nowhere for the water to go but back.

Do I need a vent for a washing machine drain?

All plumbing fixtures—including washing machines—must be vented. Improperly vented drains can be sluggish and noisy, and can emit hazardous fumes. Properly vented drains allow the P-trap to do its job: prevent sewer gases from escaping into your home.

Where should a washing machine drain to?

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Can you hook up 2 washing machines?

You can run both washers simultaneously as they fill until a sensor or float says the water level has risen to the set-point. It will just take a bit longer for them to fill if you run them at the same time.

How do you connect two washing machine drain hoses together?

How to Connect Two Washing Machine Hoses TogetherTwist the water valve knob on the laundry room wall clockwise to shut off the flow of water to the washing machine.Unscrew the brass ring on the hose end from the wall pipe, using the pliers.Insert one end of the coupler into the end of the hose and tighten.More items

Does a washer need its own drain?

When hooking up a new washing machine, some people look for a convenient drain line and simply install a pipe that extends to the washer. The lack of a P-trap exposes the area to sewer fumes and the lack of venting will cause the drain to run sluggishly and overflow. Washers, like all fixtures, need a trap.

How close does a vent need to be to a washing machine?

It allows air in which prevents the possibility of a vacuum forming that could affect the water draining from your washing machine. You should also install a vent if your washing machine is more than 4 feet from the vent stack, as this will make sure theres ample room for the washing machine to drain properly.

Where does the washing machine drain to?

The washing machine drain hose goes down about two feet into the plumbing drain standpipe. (In some machines, the drain hose may simply be clamped onto the side of a washtub, though this is not an acceptable practice anymore.) From there, the water then goes into a drain trap.

Do I need to vent my washing machine drain?

All plumbing fixtures—including washing machines—must be vented. Improperly vented drains can be sluggish and noisy, and can emit hazardous fumes. Properly vented drains allow the P-trap to do its job: prevent sewer gases from escaping into your home.

Do I need a trap for washing machine drain?

When hooking up a new washing machine, some people look for a convenient drain line and simply install a pipe that extends to the washer. The lack of a P-trap exposes the area to sewer fumes and the lack of venting will cause the drain to run sluggishly and overflow. Washers, like all fixtures, need a trap.

Can you run a washer with only one hose?

However, some washing machines may work OK with only the cold fill hose connected. You could always try it and see. The worse that will happen is the washer could either stick on the odd wash programme or may abort with an error on some. This would happen if you select a cycle that only fills up with hot water.

How do you connect two washing machines together?

How to Connect Two Washing Machine Hoses TogetherTwist the water valve knob on the laundry room wall clockwise to shut off the flow of water to the washing machine.Unscrew the brass ring on the hose end from the wall pipe, using the pliers.Insert one end of the coupler into the end of the hose and tighten.More items

Can I extend washing machine drain hose?

If a remodeling project forces you to move the washing machine too far from the drain and the water supply for the hoses to reach, you dont have to relocate the plumbing. Lengthening the drain hose isnt difficult, because you can buy a drain hose extension that simply clamps onto the end of your existing hose.

Can washing machine drain hose be too long?

A drain hose that is too long can lead to backflow and standing water in the line. This results in foul odors; plus, an overly long drain hose can end up causing the drain to overflow. Likewise, hoses that are too long have an increased risk of kinking, which leads to clogs and other issues.

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