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The bottle/carboy drain station I use.
44F72062-A364-4972-921F-F51BA9EAC903.jpeg Consists of 5 pieces of 12x12 wire storage cube zip tied together. Center panel with bottles is spaced half way down.
 

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I want to do a wash tub like berrycrush in my garage. I have the hot/cold faucets and supply lines all set up but oddly no drain pipe! I would have to cut the concrete floor to connect to a drain! Don’t really want to do that.
 

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I want to do a wash tub like berrycrush in my garage. I have the hot/cold faucets and supply lines all set up but oddly no drain pipe! I would have to cut the concrete floor to connect to a drain! Don’t really want to do that.
Do you have any drain or vent pipe close enough to put in an above ground tank and pump?
 

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I want to do a wash tub like berrycrush in my garage. I have the hot/cold faucets and supply lines all set up but oddly no drain pipe! I would have to cut the concrete floor to connect to a drain! Don’t really want to do that.
Can always install a drain pump and tie into somewhere closeby. Different styles out there. And not all need to be vented. Couple hundred bucks likely.
But having a nice tub sink to work from in your wine area is priceless.

Here’s a basic one that mounts right into the tailpipe IMG_0202.JPG
 

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Can always install a drain pump and tie into somewhere closeby. Different styles out there. And not all need to be vented. Couple hundred bucks likely.
But having a nice tub sink to work from in your wine area is priceless.

Here’s a basic one that mounts right into the tailpipe View attachment 58285
You had to up me one didn't you, LOL!
 

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I want to do a wash tub like berrycrush in my garage. I have the hot/cold faucets and supply lines all set up but oddly no drain pipe! I would have to cut the concrete floor to connect to a drain! Don’t really want to do that.
Is your house on a slab or do you have a basement? If one of your garage walls is common with the house and you have a basement, you can run the drain through the wall, down into the basement to a drain line. Just a thought.
 

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Is your house on a slab or do you have a basement? If one of your garage walls is common with the house and you have a basement, you can run the drain through the wall, down into the basement to a drain line. Just a thought.
It's a good thought but the garage wall going to the basement will be on a foundation wall
 

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Run the drain through the band board, over top the foundation, then down the foundation wall.
 

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In the short term you can always hook a length of hose to the sink and run it out the garage door as a temporary drain until you work out a permanent solution.
 

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Our winery is/was our4th bedroom. So I took the closet and made it the cleaning station. That’s a std plastic laundry tub in the middle. The back wall backs up to the garage, so I got the H & C water off the hot water heater. Had to be creative for the drain, 2” pvc along the garage wall then out thru the block wall into a 6 gal bucket with holes. Works perfect in the Florida sand. Roy
 

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Had to be creative for the drain, 2” pvc along the garage wall then out thru the block wall into a 6 gal bucket with holes. Works perfect in the Florida sand. Roy
Awesome! Love hearing different solutions people come up with. Sounds like a makeshift dry-well you made there. Im installing something similar for my storm lines.
 

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My garage has hot and cold faucets on an interior wall. I’d put the washtubs there then drain it into a sewer drain in the garage floor midway across the room. Thinking about using flexible piping like a pool drain extending to that drain only when using the tubs. Not sure if I even need a pump in that setup.
 

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Nice looking installation! I also live in central Florida. Unfortunately, the bedroom I'm using as my wine room is on the opposite side of the house from my garage. Were it otherwise, I would strongly look at implementing your ideas.

I currently clean my wine making equipment in my garage sink. It gets so hot and humid out there in the summer that, following a bottling session, I have to do my cleaning in shifts; coming back into the house to cool off in between.
 

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I am a big "re-purposer" so much of my wine making area is made up of repurposed items and materials. I bought a sink at Home Depot, and built two tables out of scrap lumber to flank the sink. I can put a carboy or a demijohn in each side but I normally use one side to wash and one side to rinse. The faucet is from our kitchen when we remodeled and has a pull out sprayer. To rinse the inside of the carboy or demijohn, I lay the piece on its side on one of the tables and spray water into it and let the water run into the sink. I made a long drill attachment for cleaning the insides of the vessels using a drill extension and a large brush (cutting off the end of the brush to fit into the drill extension). I made a drying rack out of scraps from a patio umbrella that was destroyed in a wind storm and padded it with scrap carpeting. After rinsing the vessels well, I dry the outside and invert them in the rack and the inside drip dries.

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You mind stopping by and building mine?😊
 

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