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[Amazon Canada] Washing Machine Drain Pan 30" X 28" $28

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[Amazon Canada] Washing Machine Drain Pan 30" X 28" $28

Amazon.ca has a Washing Machine Drain Pan 30" X 28" $28, great to stick under a washing machine / hot water heater with a water sensor.
https://www.amazon.ca/Camco-20762-Washi ... way&sr=8-6
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While the amazon web site says this is for apt size/ compact washers, it does fit some larger machines. Amazon does have larger drain pans

Note that circular drain pans exist for hot water tanks
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Looks like it’s meant for stackable units like you’d have in a condo. So for that use...I can see it as being useful. You have a leak it can cause damage to the unit below and you are on the hook for damage repair.
Then again.,,this won’t hold much water should your machine overflow!
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queenofhearts wrote:
May 23rd, 2019 10:25 am
Looks like it’s meant for stackable units like you’d have in a condo. So for that use...I can see it as being useful. You have a leak it can cause damage to the unit below and you are on the hook for damage repair.
Then again.,,this won’t hold much water should your machine overflow!
The washer is considerably heavier thus it needs to be on the bottom of the stack.
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CorporalJenky wrote:
May 23rd, 2019 10:32 am
The washer is considerably heavier thus it needs to be on the bottom of the stack.
I believe by "the unit below", they meant the downstairs neighbour's apartment.
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CorporalJenky wrote:
May 23rd, 2019 10:32 am
The washer is considerably heavier thus it needs to be on the bottom of the stack.
I think he/she means by "unit", is the condo apartment below you would be responsible for the damage.
Not putting the washer unit on top of the stack.
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At our condo unit these are actually mandatory along with tubs for hot water tank. The idea is not to contain the whole thing just buy some time in most cases.


Last year I learned that washers have traps in them that need to be cleaned out semi regular. Opened the thing up and found all sorts of stuff. Washer was taking forever to finish the cycle and turns out it was not draining well so kept trying to spin the clothes.
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queenofhearts wrote:
May 23rd, 2019 10:25 am
Looks like it’s meant for stackable units like you’d have in a condo. So for that use...I can see it as being useful. You have a leak it can cause damage to the unit below and you are on the hook for damage repair.
Then again.,,this won’t hold much water should your machine overflow!
It’s also used for second floor laundry rooms in a house.

Some builders do put in a curb, waterproof membrane and/or floor drain for second floor washing machines but I don’t think it’s currently required in the building code.

It can also be used for main floor washing machines where you have a finished basement
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xpressmerchant wrote:
May 23rd, 2019 10:20 am
seriously do you even need this?
I'm thinking the same. With the way to diagram is it looks like the pan drains into the floor drain nearby? If the drain is that close by and the floor is properly slopped it's going to drain into the drain anyway, making his product pointless
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Oni-kun wrote:
May 23rd, 2019 11:45 am
I'm thinking the same. With the way to diagram is it looks like the pan drains into the floor drain nearby? If the drain is that close by and the floor is properly slopped it's going to drain into the drain anyway, making his product pointless
On my Samsung front load machine, I have to open a cap for it to drain into a pan. My point is any cheap plastic pan will work. Don't have to spend this kind of money to be proper.
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l69norm wrote:
May 23rd, 2019 11:42 am
It’s also used for second floor laundry rooms in a house.

Some builders do put in a curb, waterproof membrane and/or floor drain for second floor washing machines but I don’t think it’s currently required in the building code.

It can also be used for main floor washing machines where you have a finished basement
Have a second floor washer-drier, but no drain. Does insurance typically cover damage caused by washer/drier or burst water hoses, etc.

If one was to rent the place, guess it be a good idea to move the washer/drier to the basement? Or install a drain after the fact, which sounds like to would cost a fortune.

Or do you simply tie in this drain into existing wall drain?
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reggyDeal wrote:
May 23rd, 2019 12:49 pm
Have a second floor washer-drier, but no drain. Does insurance typically cover damage caused by washer/drier or burst water hoses, etc.

If one was to rent the place, guess it be a good idea to move the washer/drier to the basement? Or install a drain after the fact, which sounds like to would cost a fortune.

Or do you simply tie in this drain into existing wall drain?
I think you would need to look at your insurance policy. My experience with this is that insurance will cover a sudden incident = “rupture” but will not cover a “leak” that has occurred over a period of time. The adjuster determines whether it’s a leak or rupture.

I believe they restore the house structure itself (less deductible), but do not cover the “contents” fully (ie TV got soaked) . Those depend on the contents coverage you paid for (full replacement vs depreciation)

The places I rented alway had the washer / dryer included so leaks/ rupture wasn’t my problem
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With high efficiency washing machines using HE detergent, occasional small leaks may be caused by oversudsing (putting too much detergent), not a problem with the hardware itself.
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Thanks OP. Managed to get one branded as a return for 15 dollars. I have a slow leaking portable ac unit (crack in the plastic pan/resevoir) and this fits that bill perfectly.

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