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    Can anyone list an IRC reference that describes the proper draining location of clothes washing machines?

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    Is this what you are looking for?

    2006 IRC
    P2706.2 Standpipes.
    Standpipes shall extend a minimum of
    18 inches (457 mm) and a maximum of 42 inches (1067 mm)
    above the trap weir. Access shall be provided to all standpipe
    traps and drains for rodding.

    P2706.2.1 Laundry tray connection.
    A laundry traywaste
    line is permitted to connect into a standpipe for the automatic
    clothes washer drain. The standpipes shall not be less
    than 30 inches (762 mm) as measured from the crown weir.
    The outlet of the laundry tray shall be a maximum horizontal

    distance of 30 inches (762 mm)from the standpipe trap.


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    SECTION P2718
    CLOTHES WASHING MACHINE
    P2718.1 Waste connection.
    The discharge from a clothes

    washing machine shall be through an air break.



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    In the case I am inquiring about, the washing maching drain hose runs to the sump pit. If the sump discharges to the yard, that's wrong isn't it? Is there a reference to support that it is incorrect.

    I'm sorry I wasnt more clear when I posted the first time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by John Dirks Jr View Post
    In the case I am inquiring about, the washing maching drain hose runs to the sump pit. If the sump discharges to the yard, that's wrong isn't it? Is there a reference to support that it is incorrect.

    I'm sorry I wasnt more clear when I posted the first time.
    It is wrong. From the 2006 IRC

    P2602.1 General.
    The water-distribution and drainage system
    of any building or premises where plumbing fixtures are
    installed shall be connected to a public water supply or sewer
    system, respectively, if available. When either a public
    water-supply or sewer system, or both, are not available, or
    connection to them is not feasible, an individual water supply
    or individual (private) sewage-disposal system, or both, shall
    be provided.

    Scott Patterson, ACI
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Dirks Jr View Post
    In the case I am inquiring about, the washing maching drain hose runs to the sump pit. If the sump discharges to the yard, that's wrong isn't it? Is there a reference to support that it is incorrect.

    Very wrong.

    See Scott's reference.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
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    I was pretty damn sure it was wrong. I just needed to dig it from the bottom of the locker in my overloaded head.

    Thanks to you all for helping confirm it.


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