I have a tiny sink in the basement with a hot/cold faucet and a standpipe, for our clothes washer. Got a new washer, and I'm having problems figuring how to attach everything up:
- The attachment I have now seems to be a "standpipe adapter" - it has a ribbed nozzle that brings the 1 1/4" washer drain hose down to where it will fit in the standpipe (and it's not easy, I have to shove it in there and attach with zipties so it doesn't fly out when water's coming through it).
- When we got the furnace put in, the installers ran a small plastic tube from the furnace into the standpipe. It looks like they gouged a hole out of the old standpipe adapter to get the drain to accept both water sources. (see photo)
My problem is finding a new solution for this:
Standpipe adapters seem to cost up to $50 for the small rubber/vinyl piece, plus a lot of shipping, and they're all brand-specific so I'm not sure if they will fit to a standard drain hose I can get at the hardware store. And none of the ones I've seen so far have the handy groove going all the way down the side like my old one (see photo). In addition, I'm not sure what tool I'd use to drill the new hole. I've seen a few Y-style adapters, but they're also expensive and I'm not sure if they would work right without spending the money to order and try them out.
Any ideas for what is the right part, or the right solution for this kind of problem? I've been leery of hiring a professional installer or plumber for what seems like it should be a $5-10 part. (By the way, that one in the photo won't come off of the old drain, it's either 1 piece or fused completely onto the hose).
Thanks for your help!