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Situations like this are what keep me up at night! This handy work was provided by an know it all old timer that thought he knew enough about plumbing to save his customer some money. "Heck, what do you mean it ain't gonna work right".
Just because you've been in the construction trade trade for a lifetime doesn't mean you know it all. In fact in this situation he knew just enough to get someone killed, or sick at the very least!
There are several things about the way this clothes washer drain is plumbed that violate plumbing code; the most concerning of which is no p-trap. No p-trap means no means of preventing sewer gases from entering the residence. It's not just an odor problem, it's a life safety matter. The real problem doesn't have an odor, is highly combustible, and can cause death by Asphyxiation in high enough concentrations or heath effects with long term exposure in lower concentrations. Any guesses???? If you're thinking Methane you are correct. Methane gas is a byproduct of decomposing organic matter. This is one of the primary reasons for licensing requirements for plumbing contractors; understanding and managing the dangers and risks associated with human waste.
Do be a victim in your own home, call a professional plumber; even if it's just to make certain you (or that know it all handy person) has done it properly... It could save your life... Plumbers do it everyday.
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Much more often than should be the case, I am called upon to address an emergency situation involving a water leak in a home in which the homeowner doesn't know how to shut off the water supply. Knowing the location of the supply shut off for your home or place of business is as important as knowing where the breaker/fuse box is.
Granted, in our part of the world, the water shut off can be in a location with difficult access such as a crawl space or behind the washing machine or buried in the yard. Regardless of its location its important to know. I have seen far to many basements turned into swimming pools.
If you don't know, find out; if you cant find it get help doings so or have one installed; it could mean the difference between a minor inconvenience and a major water damage catastrophe.
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