Basement Laundry Room Plumbing

By: Danny Lipford

My laundry room is currently on the main floor of my home. We would like to move it to the basement and turn the present room into a half bath. We have a septic tank in the backyard, and all of the drain pipes are located at the top of the basement wall. How should we do this? -Casey

Hi Casey,

You would need to install what is known as a grinder pump or lift station to pump the drain water from the washer up to the level of your drain pipe so it can be fed into your septic tank. A plumber would be familiar with this type of system.

Danny

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  • Tom Says:
    August 3rd, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    We have put our washer in the basement. We now need to connect it to our septic line overhead. Would it be alright to put the washer drain hose into a 55 gal. barrel and put a sump pump in the barrel to pump the gray water into the septic line?



  • Lance Lipford Says:
    March 12th, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Mr Lipford,

    As always, I enjoy your take on the tips and projects I’ve seen you do.

    From one Lipford to another, thank you from all of us here in WV!


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