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Discussion in 'General Wine Making Forum' started by berrycrush, Dec 9, 2019.
Thanks Rocky, much apricated.
The bottle/carboy drain station I use.
Consists of 5 pieces of 12x12 wire storage cube zip tied together. Center panel with bottles is spaced half way down.
I am going to start with this and build the rest around it:
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?
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
You had to up me one didn't you, LOL!
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
Lol. I wouldn’t double post intentionally! I didn’t see your post till just now.
But I’m right there with ya. On a slab in the garage not ideal—but when there’s a will there’s a way!
Maybe run it into a closet or someplace you can hide it. bring it in and then down. Make sure you have clear spots before you start drilling. Some lessons learned the hard way. lol. Arne.
Run the drain through the band board, over top the foundation, then down the foundation wall.
This is what I was thinking if he has a cellar.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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