After noticing a leak in my sewer drain pipe in my basement, I've decided to replace all plumbing, since a plumber pointed out to me last year when I bought my house (1950) that the drains were all clogged very badly.
I figured this was the time since I now have a leak. Problem is I have a drain pipe that runs approx 4 feet off of floor in my basement.
I purchased a new HE washer when I bought my home and the installers used the old set up which was attached directly to a 2" drain pipe with a coupling.
After research, I came to find that there should be a stand pipe with this machine ( whirlpool cambrio). I ran 2" pipe all around that leads to a 10" stand pipe that then leads to a 4" sewer drain pipe that leads out of the house. I ran a small load of wash to test pipes and all was good. I then ran a larger load and it all over flowed out of the stand pipe and flooded my basement.
The pipe after the stand pipe is about 10 " as well and I later noticed that the pipe has a slight increase in it's slope leading to the 4" pipe.
I plan on re-doing stand pipe and pipe that follows, but
- do I need to raise the washer to accommodate a longer stand pipe since the main drain runs 4' off the floor?
- Will the increase in that 10 " pipe cause the overflow?
- Should I even use a stand pipe or connect the washer drain hose directly to the 2" drain pipe.
Now toilet gurgles.