Re: Not sure what you mean, Deb....
Posted by Deb on May 26, 2003 at 22:11:53:
In response to Re: Not sure what you mean, Deb....
: None of this has anything to do w/the potable water supply or has any risk of contamination -- I'm only trying to figure out how to best connect the drain from my combo washer/dryer to the undersink drain.

Of course it does. By code washers are required to discharge through an indirect waste--usually a standpipe. This way there is no possibility of the wash water getting into the water system. If the washer is full to overflowing with dirty wash water and there is a break in a water line that creates a suction, dirty washer water can enter the water line and go backwards through the line contaminating all.
Codes come about because at some point in time this has happened.
Deb
The Pipewench


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