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Can't say that I have ever seen this setup before. 90+ year old home, washer and dryer "relocated" to the utility basement. What is visible in this pic is the hose connected to the home's drain line. In the second pic it shows the white drain line which is also part of the washing machine drain line. I don't think I have ever seen a "t" like that.

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It's a double sanitary tee (and it's on its side). I see them quite frequently, like when 2 horizontal drains transition to vertical.

A "cross" tee is a bit different:

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That white flex hose is what they sell at the big box for dishwasher hookups, I think. It restricts the flow too much for a clothes washer, IMO. And there could be trouble, since they are blowing water in under pressure in a crawlspace.

Just so happens, I had one of those T's on the main stack yesterday. Two back to back toilets upstairs, 1979 house.

My washing machine hookup was also kaka. I believe the stand pipe is too short.

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Are washing machines designed to pump water that high? With the flex pipe and the kink at the end, the washing machine has to work overtime to pump water. And where's the trap?

Maybe it's the angle of the picture, but that horizontal drain looks like it is sloped the wrong way.

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