WASHING MACHINE WASTE – Plumbing Tips

WASHING MACHINE WASTE – Plumbing Tips


– [Announcer] plumberparts.co.uk. Honest reviews and advice. Hold tight, and welcome to today’s plumberparts.co.uk video. I suppose you’re here
to disrupt this peaceful time I’ve having in my deck chair. So I can show you how to
cut a hole in the wall and instal, very successfully, the waste for your washing
machine or dishwasher. Let’s go. Hold tight! Right, so this is the washing
machine that we’re all about. There’s waste here, a little bit of water in it. The first thing we do
is mark up the situation so we know roughly where we’re gonna put our hole out of the wall. Let’s have a go at that now. Right, so we’re going
to look at something, something like that, so our waste can go in at the top, nice and tight, lovely, like that. So, we’re going to be looking to drill a hole somewhere here. So I mark that with a pencil
and get ready to drill. Right, this hole here
is just under a window that’s up there. So, what I want to do quickly
is take a rough measurement to the bottom of the window, which is about 40 centimetres, and we’ll go outside and make sure that from the bottom of the window, the 40 centimetres, when it comes out, is going to give us an adequate drop down into our main waste, which it does here. So now, we’re ready to
drill our main hole, which generally is an
inch and a half size. Now, you’re gonna need core
bits for this sort of thing, and a big drill. This is the sort of stuff
that only a plumber’s gonna do, really. You’re not gonna do this yourself. So if you’re ever replacing
any of the pipe work or anything like that, and there’s already a hole here, just use this video as
a quick guide to how to replace the pipe and maybe put
a new trap and downpipe in. But for now, we’re gonna drill this hole and it’s gonna be absolutely epic. (Thud) (metal clashes) Right, beautiful, all ready to go! This is just amazing. Now, we’re ready to drill and it’s gonna be completely crazy. Right, so when you start your hole try and get just a slight downward incline so the water runs out of here. (tool motor revs) Right, as soon as you
get to your diamond bit turn your hammer off because
the diamond is just a cutter, right, so that’s just gonna cut through what we’ve got left in there. (tool motor revs) Now, we know here that
the wall depth is about 30 to 35 centimetres. If it was me, I’d cut off an extra 10 centimetres, okay, so you’ve got a good stub
sticking out each side. You can cut it down later anyway, but if you have it too short, you’re not gonna get anywhere, are you? So, let’s just cut this piece now. Should measure that out, I’m gonna measure about 45 centimetres. We’ll just cut that like so. I’ve got to say, these cutters are quality, actually, rough and bow cutters. Look at that. So much quicker, and you get such a nice
little wee cut here in this beauty. Pop this through the wall, and now we can start thinking
about doing a little bit of pipe work. Right, so I’ve cut a
tiny, small stub as well, that’s gonna go in this elbow here. All we need to do is, what I’ve shown you in another video, how to use solvent with fittings. We just do that, place it here, cut our pipe and the solvent will glue. And then, push an elbow on, and get a tiny little bit to
our stub in there, as well, like this. Now, sit there just like that. Right, so, these actual fittins here, they work in just a
standard compression way. As you can see, inside we got a nut here, we got our little washer, and also our sealing washer, here, with a taper on it. So, we’ll tighten this up
and put it on, as usual, and then we’ll be ready
to drill the brackets that will hold this upright. Right, now we’ve got that there, we just need to pull
our washing machine out so we can slide in our little waste so it’s nice and out of the way. Right, so, now we can
bring it all the way up to where we’re going to have it, get ourselves out the spirit level. Make sure it’s on straight, about there, Lovely. (tool motor revs) Take the spirit level
directly up from that one, and just do the same again. This is so goddamn easy. (tool motor revs) So, now we’ve got that in there like that. We can get our waste
and pop it in the hole just up here like so, and then screw that waste as well, using this screw up here. This screw up here. Just screw that into that bit of wood and that will hold that nice and steady. Um, once you’ve done that, you’ve put the waste and everything, push your washing machine back. We’re pretty much done in this room, now. The only thing you can do
later on is test for leaks. Now, we’re gonna go outside, finish up the really simple bit of a job and you can put washing machine on and it will drain away
absolutely poi-fect-ly. See ya in a sec. Right, now measure
yourself the length that’s going to get us nicely into our soak away. So I know it’s at 26, 27 inches. Beautiful. Right. Time to do another little more cut. Get yourself a clip. Put that on your pipe. I’ll give you a good idea
where you can cut this one. We’re gonna cut it about here. Before fully glueing this piece in just mark where you want your two holes. You’re gonna want one here. Just there, like so. And just screw your clamp on. (tool motor revs) Do the same on the bottom. (tool motor revs) Right, now, pop this off
again and we should be able to glue it up, and we’re finished. Right, now we’ve made sure
that everything is working. I’ll always get a small bit of silicone and just seal up round our hole. (loud sigh) Right, so there we go. All done. It’s not all that hard, is it? That last little bit at the bottom as it goes into the main drain, I’ll often put a 45 in there but I haven’t got any in the van. Believe me, when I do get one,
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91 thoughts on “WASHING MACHINE WASTE – Plumbing Tips

  1. Jaz, one question mate; when you getting your lovely bird to get her kit off for all the boys??
    Or she could do something for Youporn & you could ping up the link??
    Oh one more thing son; when you doing a video on Central Heating powerflushing, we all need a good laff!!
    Catch ye!!

  2. If it was "renderd" out side then I would imagine he would only drill a pilot hole the core from both sides.

  3. Here in North America our inside walls are made with 2X4 or 2X6 studs, often with hidden wires and piping inside. So, on this side of the water I would use a stud finder and make a small hole first, to be sure I wasn't drilling into a wire that could easily be pushed aside. It's interesting to see that your waste water goes into an outside storm drain — I've never seen that before.

  4. Same here in Scotland mate, most of our modern houses are 'Timer Frame' build with CLS, but with all the insulation Stud Finders are crap, just cut a hole in the Plasterboard/Sheetrock first & have a poke inside before you start drilling………….Job Done!!

  5. Top tip: When core drilling use a decent drill that has a clutch.
    I learnt this the hard way after turning into a cartoon character when the core bit snagged.

  6. Hi mate, do you repair boilers?? Just a basic breakdown with fault finding logic sequence video would be useful. Regards James

  7. Thanx man. I had an existing waste set up in my new/very old house. The water was constantly backing up during the rinse and spin cycles and I'd have to shop vac it all up. After watching your video I realized it was because the waste pipe was only 30 inches off the ground. Thanx for your help! It's working great now.

  8. When drilling using the core set for example when coring for a combi boiler flue terminal, would it be the same principle. Hammer first then when the diamond has reached the wall take it off?

  9. Is the small trap on the inside wall necessary and if so what's the purpose of it as have seen lots just elbowed straight out with no trap ?
    Great videos
    Thanks

  10. Why would there be a need for a trap for the washing machine when the outside gully has a trap already? Is it just good practice?
    Cheers

  11. Diamond core bits work by mezmerizing the molecules of the wall with the prettiness of their shininess, It's true, I readed it on wikipedia.

  12. Some of the drainage pipe is missing so water goes on the garden not directly into the drain. The distance from the missing part of the pipe to the drain is not far so would only need a bit of pipe.

    What pipe do I need to get? Do I have to make some measurement on the pipe to help me get the right size pipe? Would I need a joint to connect the new pipe to the old one?

    Thanks.

  13. my washing machine drains into a underground dry well. I have a panty hose over the pipe that the washing machine pipe flows into, rubber band it on, to catch the lint etc. so it does not clogged up my "home made", barrels, dry well. but the water keeps coming out of the top.  what am I doing wrong.  I used to change the panty hose, once a week, but it keeps over flowing even if I change it.    there are no videos showing open plumbing pipes from washer to outside down in the ground to barrels or whatever.  is it because there is a vacumm of some kind and that's why it doesn't go down…..

  14. Do you need that trap for the washing machine waste water? I can understand having one for the sink etc because of sewer fumes, but why the washing machine? Thanks.
    Barry.

  15. yes that's helpful – i guess you are in australia? where i am in the uk is a chalk area so drain pipes get clogged, my worry is therefore keeping a system like that clear, i notice there are no rodding eyes, that would be a must for me otherwise it would pretty much have to come apart to clear.

  16. Thanks for the video. I want to stop running the washer into the septic. Problem is the washer is about 15 feet from the outside wall. Only place to run a pipe is thru the 4" drier vent. Any ideas?

  17. 2 questions, why the u bend and not just a 45 and then out ? second question, washing machine in the shed , how to ? cheers !

  18. Hello, I am going to plumb a washing machine into an outhouse . The nearest drainage is at the back of the house about 4 feet away from the machine across pathway from the outhouse . I obviously need to run the waste pipe up and across to the house then down to the drain . I am concerned that the machine will not have enough pumping power to move the waste water up , across to house and then down and may run back choking the machine up . Any help here would be great . Great video by the way . Regards Alastair

  19. 39 inches north a must from the drain located on the back of the washer where the flexible drain pipe connects.

  20. @plumberparts I have a nightmare of a job to do, fitting a dishwasher in, here's the story.
    Where it goes under the kitchen worktop, the dishwasher wont fit flush back against the wall as at the bottom of the wall is the rising main stop cok tap and that sticks out right into the back of the dishwasher, then the existing drainage is plumbed into the 4 inch down pipe from the toilet and that protrudes that much this is also stopping the dishwasher from fitting flush, more yet….
    aswell as that the 2 flexi pipes that connect from the rising main and hot water that link to the sink are in the way.
    I have to move the stop cock or turn it around (and its ceased) move the 2 pipes to the sink taps supply, relocate totally the drainage to another location, and the outside drain is 3 metres away around a corner!!
    Quite a big job all this just so the dishwasher will fit flush under the counter

  21. Whenever someone tells me 'of course 'you' can't do that, a plumber would have to', I instantly think 'Doesn't look too hard!'

    And that is probably why I have flooded inside my kitchen cupboards and my patio today 😂😂😂😂😂

    Currently fighting the urge to go buy Rothenburger pipe cutters and a big old diamond bit!!!

    (Plumbers are hard to find around here at short notice, and I need some clean pants!!) 😂😂

  22. What you did with the external tap? it's to avoid to get frozen? Do you have a video explaining about that protection?

  23. Plumbers are people too what they can do we not plumbers can learn. What I do know is that plumbers, electricians like car repair shops think we are all stupid and cant figure anything out ourselves.

  24. Hi! Love watching the vids top quality entertainment! Question, I have done pretty much the same thing but I'm getting funky smells everytime the washer pump runs. Is there a connection I can use instead of just putting the washer waste hose in the pipe? Cheers

  25. That is not to code 90 are not to be used on there side only vertical where I come from don't have 45 there

  26. Hi James, Thanks for all the great videos I find them so helpful. If only to see how someone else does things.

    I am plumbing in South Africa.

    I have a client who has both dishwasher and washing machine outlets that meet in the wall (by a T instead of a Y). This set up has worked for years but now the new tenant says that after 3 months the dishwasher outlet over flows when the washing is used. This just happened all of a sudden.

    I have tried blasting the line out with a garden hose and I can even open the washing machine pipe directly down the waste to around 60/70% of opening the valve but when the washing machine runs it floods the kitchen.

    Can you advise anything else? I really don't want to break open the walls to put a new Y piece in but I will if I have to.

    Cheers for now

    Brian

  27. Is there a max distance you can run the 40mm between the trap on the stand pipe and where you connect into the waste as it's pumped from the WM?

  28. My Dishwaher and Washing machine are together in the Utility Room away from the sink, do I use 2 pipes and 2 holes through the wall or is there an easier way that I only need 1 pipe through the wall?

  29. I believe your not suppose to run your waste washing machine water into the drain water gulley but it needs to go into your sewage drainage! Due to contaminating the local waterways. Can some one confirm please.

  30. Links to the tools I use everyday here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/plumberparts

    Plus, follow my Vlog “TimesWithJames”: http://www.youtube.com/c/timeswithjames

  31. Is it okay to lift machine drain pipe above the machine drain outlet(where drain pipe connects)? Unless there is pump for drain this will not work. Why cannt it be drained at level lower

  32. Or, just drill a hole the size of the washing machine exhaust pipe and push that through the wall down into a drain, can also shape a U-Bend in the exhaust pipe if you want. 
    Less plastic used,
    Less environmental impact,
    Fewer smells in the laundry room, 
    No noise of the water hitting the trap in the room, 
    No risk of the internal trap being clogged and then overflowing. 
    No maintenance required
    If you need a longer pipe, either fit an extension hose, or stick the exhaust pipe in some of the white plastic piping outside of the house. 
    When replacing the washer, just detach the pipe from the machine and connect the new machines waste pipe with a washing machine pipe connector.

  33. I just love your "british standards"(!) all nice pipes and holes visible outside your house , amazing(!) shapes in different colors looking almost like bloody modern art, but more like s-h-it 🙂

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