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    Unhappy Pipes

    I bought a new washer. It is h.e. my problem is my pipe isn't draining the water down it is spraying the water all over the place. Old pipes. House built in 1960. I don't know if it is not draining because it is clogged or if the pipe is to small or not enough pressure to drain it. Please help. The old washer drained but we replaced because the drum rusted out.

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    Default Re: Pipes

    It's possible that you have a clogged drain. Snake the line, see if it helps. If not, write back.

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    Default Re: Pipes

    The pipe should be 2", and the stand pipe should be equal to or slightly higher than the back of the washer.

    Dj is right, you should snake the drain to make sure it's clear. New machines have a higher discharge rate, which can easily overwhelm a semi-blocked drain.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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    Default Re: Pipes

    I will have to call a Plumber in the morning. Thank you for the advice. One more question if I wanted to replace the pipes in my house do I have to go through my house or can it be done on the outside? I heard I don't have to tear up my whole house but I wasn't sure. Thanks for the advice. I only have the snake you use for the toilet don't know if that would work.

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    "One more question if I wanted to replace the pipes in my house do I have to go through my house or can it be done on the outside? "

    Are you talking about waste lines? fresh water hot and cold lines?

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    Default Re: Pipes

    All the pipes apparently have not been replaced ever they are clay pipes apparently. We had a pipe burst when we first boughtthe house in the kitchen and there was only half the pipe and the guy said they are clay pipes and you will probably need to replace all of them. It was under our tile in the kitchen. We have a lot of problems with them. Bathrooms always back up. Kitchen sink always backs up. Lots of dirt when they snake the pipes. House built in 1960.

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