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I just starting leasing my house two months ago (the tenants are great).  The tenants just bought a heavy duty washing machine.  The output of water is too much for my drains to handle so the water is over flowing in the house.  I ran a snake through the drain and made sure it was not clogged.  My house was built in the 50's so regulation was 1 1/2" pipe.  Regulations have increased and is now 2" - 4".  The washer requires a 2" drain.  Am I responsible for updating my pipes?  I have been told by a plumber that a drain restrictor would reduce the flow of water and allow the water to drain properly.  What am I responsible for?  Also the pipe only goes down a couple feet into the crawl space then the sump pump kicks out the water.
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