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washing machine waste should have a trap ?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Gary111, 16 Feb 2021.

  1. Gary111

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    AB46A302-F71D-4C8F-B819-4B811537770F.png hi this is my washing machine waste pipe, it looks like it should have a longer pipe and a trap to me , or is it ok as it is ?
    thanks
     
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    Left like that, even with nothing connected you will get smells entering the room. So in answer to your question, yes. JP has provided a link.
     
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    You will also need a small piece of this with the washing machine trap ;)

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    You need to ensure the 'U' bend of the washing flexible pipe is above the height of the drum top - say about level with the detergent drawer.
     
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    Do you? Or would you cut down the vertical pipe that is already there and then use a piece of that?

    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

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    Before doing anything, probably worth checking whether there is a running trap between that standpipe and the outside drain.
     
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    ...you might want to get a washing machine while you're at it... ;)
     
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    thanks for that
     
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    80D0BA8D-AD6C-4FF9-AD72-55C95EEF2C84.png thanks for your help, does this look ok, or should i try to get the pipe more over to the corner away from the electrics ?

    also do i need to cut a but off the top of the pipe, its only got 6mn clearance.
     
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    Put a cap on the hot feed. (unless you have a very old machine)

    Andy
     
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    thanks, that reminds me does the cold need to be a non return one ?
     
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