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I am thinking of moving the washing machine and tumble dryer to the cellar to create space in the kitchen.

The cellar ceiling is abou 2 ft above ground level - there is a window.

Now there is a water pipe so getting a connection for that shouldn't be an issue.

The cellar runs below the kicthen so I can access the sink waste pipe but it is about 5ft above the cellar floor or I can access the gutter outside via going through the cellar wall.

In either case how would I pump the water exiting from the washing machine upto the gutter or sink waste.
 

king of pipes

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Sanivite waste water pump download the installation instructions . Kop
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Please don't discharge into a gutter often surface water goes to a soakaway and not into the main drainage network , it needs to go to the main drain via a external gully or into the soil and vent . Kop
 

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Please don't discharge into a gutter often surface water goes to a soakaway and not into the main drainage network , it needs to go to the main drain via a external gully or into the soil and vent . Kop
Currently the washing machine discharges into the outside gutter - its just a pipe through the wall and the hose from the back of the machine goes int that. The sink also uses the same gutter - as does the downpipe from the roof gutters.

I just assumed that the you just needed to get the foul water to this gutter?
 

king of pipes

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Gutters are only for clearing water from your roof can you post a picture of how this is piped please . Kop
 
Gutters are only for clearing water from your roof can you post a picture of how this is piped please . Kop
The two grey pipes are from the kitchen - one for the sink and the other for the washing machine. The black pipe is from the boiler and the downpipe is from the gutter.

This is how I bought the house recently.

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Gutters are only for clearing water from your roof can you post a picture of how this is piped please . Kop
Could be a combined foul/surface drain?
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The two grey pipes are from the kitchen - one for the sink and the other for the washing machine. The black pipe is from the boiler and the downpipe is from the gutter.
This is how I bought the house recently.
If you’re certain that this is a combined sewer system, then go for it.
 

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