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    Default BASEMENT PUMP USED for WASHER MACHINE

    I came across this today and just wanted to get some feedback on how to report it?

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    Default Re: BASEMENT PUMP USED for WASHER MACHINE

    Robert,
    Improperly wired dryer connection.

    Improper Washer drain.

    Improper Dryer Exhaust.

    Evidence of water intrusion on left side of basement window and on right side crack.

    I'd start with that

    Buy the way Robert is the Blue Bird School Bus manufacturing facility still next to The Roper Range Assembly Plant?

    Last edited by Billy Stephens; 10-16-2007 at 07:58 PM. Reason: changed washer to dryer connection
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    Default Re: BASEMENT PUMP USED for WASHER MACHINE

    Thanks Billy,

    I appreciate the quick response.


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    Billy,

    I don't see where the dryer would be improperly wired and is that a sump pump?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Davidson View Post
    Billy,

    I don't see where the dryer would be improperly wired and is that a sump pump?
    Mr. Davidson,

    If you click on the 2nd picture and zoom in . That squiggle line going to the outlet looks like
    Romex draped across the wall and split before entering.

    Sure looks like a sump to me.

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    Default Re: BASEMENT PUMP USED for WASHER MACHINE

    Billy,
    So what type and size of wiring should have been used?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Davidson View Post
    Billy,
    So what type and size of wiring should have been used?
    Mr> Davidson,

    The type and size is not the issue. The wiring method is. As you have stated in other post
    you are new to HI please call out the electrician and learn some basic electrical.

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    Please forgive my ignorance, I just want to be better prepared for the next go round.


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    Based on the water staining running across the basement floor, I'd say that the sump pump clothes washer drain system is inadequate for the the use (it's a sump pump, not a clothes washer drain pump) and that a proper clothes washer drain system needs to be installed.

    A clothes washer can dump out 20-30-40 gallons of water QUICKLY, I doubt that setup can keep up with it, hence the water running across the floor.

    Don't forget about that plastic dryer vent - not allowed.

    Oh, yeah, and that can holding up the trap for the clothes washer standpipe? Priceless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Davidson View Post
    Please forgive my ignorance, I just want to be better prepared for the next go round.
    Mr. Davidson,

    We all have to learn and it's an on going process.

    If your are unprepared to inspect some ones home you are doing them and yourself a disservice.

    Some of the issues we check are life and limb concerns.
    I would not want to be responsible someones death or disablement for lack preparation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post

    Oh, yeah, and that can holding up the trap for the clothes washer standpipe? Priceless.
    Mr. Peck,

    That's to catch the FEW dribbles that Leak from the trap.

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    Robert : I saw some wild thing this one for the books I show you a picture of a walk-in cooler in a basement of a commerical business ranks up there too



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