My wife wants to free up some kitchen space in our new home by moving the washer and dryer to the basement. It looked like an easy move initially except I've learned that we'd need to pump the washer drain water up to the main drainpipes (which are located along the basement ceiling).
Currently the washer drains into a standpipe located about 20 inches above the trap and the standpipe is about the same distance above the main drainage system. The move to the basement would place the washer almost directly below its current location. The basement is unfinished so access to all the plumbing lines is pretty easy.
I just got an estimate to do this work and it came in at $2600. There's no way I can afford that right now. Does this price sound right? And how big a job is it to do this myself? I'm a pretty careful and methodical person when doing home renovations but I have very modest experience--so far in this house I replaced a dishwasher and a bathroom vanity/sink/faucet, both of which of course had existing hookups in place.
Thanks for any help.