Our ice maker occasionally floods the area between the LVP and slab as well as the top of the floor with water. This is because water comes up from the PVC and floods the area just outside of the pipe.
We have a KitchenAid Ice Maker. The rubber drain hose drops into a PVC pipe sticking out of the slab that runs into the rest of the plumbing system throughout the house. There's no pump so it relies on gravity for drainage.
On the other side of the wall is a full guest bathroom with a shower and a toilet.
We've disconnected the ice maker for two weeks and have no problem with any water coming out of the drain pipe (let alone flooding any part of the kitchen).
I'd like to buy whatever additional hardware is needed to create a better system to prevent any overflow from happening so I can reconnect our ice maker.
I'd obvious like all input from anyone on this Stack Exchange. Would it make sense to install a slightly taller piece of PVC that sits vertical and has a reducer cap on it?
I don't know what the plumber did when installing this but you'll notice a less than stellar job with the pipe coming out of the slab.
That said, these are all assumptions but based on what I can tell:
The drain for the ice maker sits slightly higher than that of the toilet and the shower in the room opposite of the ice maker so water has backed up into the pipes and over flowed into the kitchen.
The drain hose is run too deep into the pipe in the slab and water fills into the hose causing the back up.
There appears to be a trap based on my being able to look down into the pipe, see clear water sitting near the bottom of the pipe, and running a hose from outside down into the pipe without the water level rising.
- Clarified drain hose and drain pipe; the hose being the black hose coming out of the ice maker, pipe being the PVC in the slab.
- Added notes about a trap and tests running water from a hose down into the pipe and running water.