I have recently bought a front loader (Bosch) washer and dryer set. The current washer and dryer (both 25+ years old) are next to the drain and vent line in the basement but that does not allow for much space. I would like to locate on an inside wall of the basement but that would mean that I would have to run the drain overhead.
We already have drain piping coming from a sink upstairs that we can mimic (not enough room for a trap or to tie in). The washer states that we can pump to 8FT of head. With the washer on a pedestal, I only have to go an additioanl 3 FT to the ceiling from the washer connection, 6-6.5 FT to the bottom of the washer. The drain line would run across the ceiling joists, turn 90 degrees and slope down a wall at approx. 45 degrees to an existing washer p-trap and vent connection to tie into.
Would run 2" PCV for the drain. With all of this am I missing anything? Any concerns about the long run (approx 16-20 FT total)? Should I install a check valve in the vetical line?
Looking for some experience to guide or issues to avoid!