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    Default Washer discharge configuration

    Is there any instance where it is acceptable to route a washing machine discharge into a one way flow valve and have it pump up into the main sewer line?

    I am thinking no but wanted to verify with everyone.

    I would think recommending a gray water ejector pump would be the proper solution.

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    Mar 2007
    Philadelphia PA

    Default Re: Washer discharge configuration

    2006 IRC P2718.1 Waste connection. The discharge from a clothes washing machine shall be through an air break.

    "There is no exception to the rule that every rule has an exception." -James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894-1961)

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    Mar 2007
    Chicago, IL

    Default Re: Washer discharge configuration

    Ah, the "check valve solution"

    "Here is a quick sketch I tossed together to hopefully illustrate my idea."

    There seems to be no limit to DIY creativity (not even gravity).

    Michael Thomas
    Paragon Property Services Inc., Chicago IL


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