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    Hi,

    We are working on a plan for a granny flat with a tiny bathroom that will include a washing machine. Due to space constrains the washing machine will have to be stand alone, away from the sink. Connecting the waste is a bit of a problem. Is there a way to provide waste connection with a trap so it nooks neat, or we'll have to find a way to put the machine next to the sink?
    I've seen photos on the web from similar installations in the UK. Their solution to the problem was to poke a pipe out from the wall, fit a trap right next to the wall with a vertical pipe for the waste connection.

    Thank you.

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    Yes.
    Hide it behind the machine.
    Don't forget you will need a water supply and power.

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    Mine. Recessed with a compact trap so space wasn't wasted.
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    Google washing machine standpipe

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    Thank you guys. I'll go with the compact trap idea to save space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptt102 View Post
    Thank you guys. I'll go with the compact trap idea to save space.
    In my situation it saves space because it needed to fit the recess. If there is no recess then a standard trap would unlikely waste space.
    IIRC the waste is also trapped under floor, but a long standpipe can stink and the additional trap minimised that. Maybe a moot point for some.

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    It needs to be higher than the maximum filled water level or it could siphon.
    Posted by John2b, And no, BEVs are not going to save the planet, which doesn't need saving anyway.

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    Is trap under the floor necessary if there is a trap above floor level?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bedford View Post
    It needs to be higher than the maximum filled water level or it could siphon.
    Good point, thanks.

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