Forum Title: Rough in stand pipe height for pedestal washer
Another challenge: new construction...we want to install our washer on a pedestal 12" above the floor. The 2009 IPC states the p trap needs to be between 6"-18" above floor and the stand pipe for washer drainage can not be more than 30" the center of the trap arm To the termination at the box. That said that would put the washer connection behind the washer well below the top of washer and out of site with no access. We know folks do put washers and dryers on pedestals for ease of access. I am stumped on how to meet code and finish the laundry rough in. If you can help ..thanks very much Jim in Franklin, TN
Category: Plumber Post By: WARREN MAY (Sparks, NV), 03/13/2016

install the box to the side of the washer..not the back

- KEVIN GONZALEZ (Pittsburgh, PA), 09/08/2017

Thank you. I truly would never have thought of that. Now I hope I have enough wall space since we sorta packed everything in the utility room.

- BRITTANY BATES (Casper, WY), 09/30/2017

Build the stand pipe like code says. Doesn't matter if your washer is on a pedestal unless that pedestal is going to be really high. As long as the Front load washer's maximum water level is not higher than the drain stand pipe inlet, I don't see a problem. 36min/48 max. Those standards where designed for top loading tubs. front load washer have a much lower water level. You should be okay with standard dimensions.

- LISA MARTINEZ (Iowa City, IA), 10/03/2017

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