Wastewater from the Cottage Washer

Dryer, washer, refrigerator.
Dryer, washer, refrigerator.

The Cottage washer has been installed and the drain pipe needed fixing.

The pipe on the right is a drain pipe for the washer.
The pipe on the right is a drain pipe for the washer.

The inside pipe was intact.

The drain pipe had broken off on the back of the Cottage.
The drain pipe had broken off on the back of the Cottage.

However, the drain line out the back of the Cottage had broken over the years.

The drain from the washer runs downhill.
The drain from the washer runs downhill.

Our carpenter replaced it with a new joint and PVC pipe for the greywater from the washer.

The corrugated pipe takes the water away from the foundation.
The corrugated pipe takes the water away from the foundation.

The tenant added corrugated drainage pipes to carry the wash water and rainwater away from the foundation.

Our plan is to keep this area clear.
Our plan is to keep this area clear.

Both systems are at the back of the Cottage and out of view from most of the property.

Have you been living with a small broken problem that would be easy to repair?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

5 thoughts on “Wastewater from the Cottage Washer”

  1. The soapy waste water drains directly into the ground? Our goes into our sump, which is odd for out west, but as I understand it, not unusual in parts of the country where basements are more common. It works, anyway, and keeps the sump from going dry.

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