I posted this on the Structure Thread by mistake:
I am moving into an old house my mother in law owns, and want to put the washing machine in the basement. There was one there many years ago, but was moved to the upstairs kitchen for ease of access (the person living in it was 90 and couldn’t traverse the steps). In fact, I stayed in the house for a month between flips about 15 yrs ago, but can’t remember how it was plumbed downstairs.
The main sewer 3" discharge through the basement wall is 54" O.C from the floor. I would imagine there was a T there before, which is not correct. Seems like water would have backed up or sewer gas would have escaped into the washer. If I must have at least 18" vertical standpipe, then the washer would be dumping into a pipe opening 6 feet off the floor.
Does anyone know if a typical washer is capable of pumping 6 feet vertical?
Since the wife would like to add a bath in the basement, I was looking into an ejector pit (there’s one in my house now), but that would be quite expensive and a lot of work.