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Installing a washing machine where there isn't one

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Any plumbers or keen DIYers on here? My girlfriend is moving house next week, in the kitchen/diner there is a washing machine under the sink, and then a tumble dryer installed at the opposite end o… Read More
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10m, 2w agoPosted 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Any plumbers or keen DIYers on here?

My girlfriend is moving house next week, in the kitchen/diner there is a washing machine under the sink, and then a tumble dryer installed at the opposite end of the room. There's no space for a dishwasher and this is causing a big problem hehe. There's physical space for a washing machine to go next to where the dryer is, and then the dishwasher where the washing machine is - iyswim.

But obviously there's no water or drainage. The washing machine would be next to an external wall, which has a drain directly outside of it. Is it something that's feasible?

Thanks in advance.
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10m, 2w agoPosted 10 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
Should be possible but it's going to require a builder/plumber to review the exact circumstances

It may be possible to do the following

A tap from the existing water supply to the washer (depending on water pressure) to be run under the units to the other space.

Then the wall issue is fairly easy to resolve as a builder/plumber should have tools to bore a hole through the wall (depending on any other fixtures like wires that may be in the way)

And a pipe to run into the drain (provided the drain is a true one and not one that goes to a soakaway).

Obviously a lot of 'what if' there and only an expert on the subject will be able to confirm for you by looking at the exact situation in the property.
#2
Dish washer is far more important then a washing machine, get that plumbed in first. But as Astec said very probable to do what you want, if you're not confident get a hot water plumber in to do a quote. Shouldn't be too bad, where I live (east) you would be looking at £75 to £125.
banned#3
Argoj
get a hot water plumber in

What is one of them?
#4
YouDontWantToKnow
Argoj
get a hot water plumber in
What is one of them?

YDWTK - play nice ...lol
banned#5
Who knows if it can be done or not without seeing the layout of the kitchen/diner & the type of drain you refer to, let alone give a price on it? No one.

Anyway, nearly all new dishwashers/washing machines are able to be supplied with cold water because it makes them more efficient.

There are loads of variable factors like getting the cold water to where it needs to be & installing a waste system. This is pretty easy to do next to a sink but on the other side of the room could prove tricky or impossible.
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antomac1001
YouDontWantToKnow
Argoj
get a hot water plumber in
What is one of them?
YDWTK - play nice ...lol

that was nice & it could have been a lot worse ;)
#7
YouDontWantToKnow
antomac1001
YouDontWantToKnow
Argoj
get a hot water plumber in
What is one of them?
YDWTK - play nice ...lol
that was nice & it could have been a lot worse ;)

felt like this
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banned#8
antomac1001

felt like this link

Yep. Could have been worse. It only took one.
#9
Argoj
Dish washer is far more important then a washing machine, get that plumbed in first. But as Astec said very probable to do what you want, if you're not confident get a hot water plumber in to do a quote. Shouldn't be too bad, where I live (east) you would be looking at £75 to £125.


Yeah because washing dishes in the sink is so much harder than doing a full load of clothes....
#10
"Grey water" is excellent for grass, it is actually something that is done as part of the environmental new build component in Australia & loads of existing houses do it too... nothing wrong with pumping washing machine water into your own garden :)
#11
2minutenoodles
"Grey water" is excellent for grass, it is actually something that is done as part of the environmental new build component in Australia & loads of existing houses do it too... nothing wrong with pumping washing machine water into your own garden :)
After it has been processed and not straight out of the machine, some people might take it seriously and question why their back garden is so foamy ;)
#12
kester76
2minutenoodles
"Grey water" is excellent for grass, it is actually something that is done as part of the environmental new build component in Australia & loads of existing houses do it too... nothing wrong with pumping washing machine water into your own garden :)
After it has been processed and not straight out of the machine, some people might take it seriously and question why their back garden is so foamy ;)
No you run your waste water hose straight out onto the lawn. Soapy water is excellent for grass... no filter required :D
#13
Problem solved and it will keep your burd fit.
http://www.argos.co.uk/m/static/Product/partNumber/3686050.htm:D

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