A top-loading washing machine can use as much as 40 gallons of water, whereas a front-loading machine typically utilizes between 20 to 25 gallons. If your washing machine should happen to develop a leak, dumping that water on the floor could lead to critical damage. A drain bathtub will capture the majority of the leaking water and guide it to a nearby floor drain, thereby reducing the possibility of water damage caused by a leak.
Pull the washing machine away from the wall and then disconnect the plug from the socket. Turn off both water valves. Eliminate the water hoses from the valves using a pair of slip-joint pliers. Lift the drain hose out of the wall drain and then thrust the washing machine out of the way.
Place a washing machine drain pan in the floor space reserved for the washing machine. Explain the nearest floor surface and measure the distance along the desired route to the drain. Cut sections of 1/2-inch PVC using a PVC cutter or hacksaw to construct a drain line using any requisite elbows to connect the drain hole in the bathtub using the floor drain. Clean each joint in the drain line using PVC cleaner before applying PVC cement to the combined and assembling the link.
Thread a 1/2-inch PVC threaded coupler into the drain hole on the bathtub. Wash and cement the coupler before inserting the end of the drain line into the coupler.
Lift the washing machine with the aid of an assistant and set the washing machine into the drain bathtub. Adjust the position of the washing machine until it is centered within the bathtub, then connect the feed lines to the valves. Slide the tip of the drain hose into the wall drain and turn on the water heaters. Plug the washer into the socket.