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Laundry sink/tray

Discussion in 'Plumbing Codes' started by Ten Tenths, May 21, 2020.

  1. Ten Tenths

    Ten Tenths Registered User

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    Hi All

    I have a couple of (basic) code questions relating to plumbing that I have been unable to determine and would appreciate input please (I am not a plumber).

    A home owner recently mentioned to me that they had no laundry sink/tray/trough in their residential home at all in DFW.

    Where I come from, a laundry tray/sink is mandatory/required under both the Health Code and the Plumbing code, (along with a floor waste), and in a multi home application the sink has also has a mandatory minimum capacity.

    I have not been able to find an answer as to whether a laundry sink/tray is a requirement in SFR or multi home applications. Can anyone guide me to a code please?

    Cheers
     
  2. cda

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    Welcome again

    I am not a plumber. Please define:

    laundry tray/sink

    I have a guess
     
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  3. steveray

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    Not in the plumbing code unless local health or someone else has amended it in....
     
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  4. JCraver

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    I've never heard of a laundry sink or a floor drain being required in a SFR. Even with our crazy plumbing code here in IL, neither one are a requirement.
     
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  5. cda

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  6. Paul Sweet

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    IRC R306 only requires toilet facilities and a kitchen sink in a single famaily residence, duplex, or townhouse.

    IPC table 403.1 requires toilet facilities, a kitchen sink, and a washer hookup in apartments.
     
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  7. JPohling

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    Where are you from that requires this?
     
  8. Ten Tenths

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    'Down under'. Just getting my head around the differences.

    Cheers
     
  9. Ten Tenths

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    Thank you. Appreciate it.
     
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    Must have been a local or state requirement from where you were located.
     
  12. ICE

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    I wouldn't be witrhout one. I cleaned fish in a kitchen sink once.
     
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  13. cda

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    nope

    Have not seen that Requirement in Texas
     
  14. ADAguy

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    "really" down under?

    Still using washboards? That is what laundry sinks were for once upon a time.
     
  15. VillageInspector

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    Are you talking about a slop sink like in a maintenance closet?
     
  16. ADAguy

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    He speaks of residential use.
     
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  17. VillageInspector

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    That I know but beyond that I'm not sure of what he is asking
     
  18. ADAguy

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    What is it you do that has lead to your concern about this?
     

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