Found 22nd Apr 2010
Is it possible to plumb a washing machine in next to a downstairs loo (not in the same room *rolling eye smiley here*), feeding pipework from there? Does that make sense? (Not saniflo) Thanks

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yeah i've done it and it's been there for years with no probs

you need to be able to get a cold feed (for most machines it cold only now) from a water pipe and you need to be able to get the waste water to go somewhere. so i guess you could put it in a diff room and just run off the cold water supply then fit a different trap to your sink, one that can take an appliance too and then drill a couple of holes throught the wall to take each pipe.

yes - no probs - feeding from the mains most prob anyway - cold water feed only

hope you will be washing at 15C - no need to have water too hot to wash not very dirty clothes:thumbsup:

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Jimston;8432697

you need to be able to get a cold feed (for most machines it cold only … you need to be able to get a cold feed (for most machines it cold only now) from a water pipe and you need to be able to get the waste water to go somewhere. so i guess you could put it in a diff room and just run off the cold water supply then fit a different trap to your sink, one that can take an appliance too and then drill a couple of holes throught the wall to take each pipe.



so the pipework has to meet at the sink? soz if thats a dumb Q :oops:

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holly100;8432710

yes - no probs - feeding from the mains most prob anyway - cold water … yes - no probs - feeding from the mains most prob anyway - cold water feed onlyhope you will be washing at 15C - no need to have water too hot to wash not very dirty clothes:thumbsup:



I would love to say yes Holly but.................... :oops::oops:

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Jimston;8432697

you need to be able to get a cold feed (for most machines it cold only … you need to be able to get a cold feed (for most machines it cold only now) from a water pipe and you need to be able to get the waste water to go somewhere. so i guess you could put it in a diff room and just run off the cold water supply then fit a different trap to your sink, one that can take an appliance too and then drill a couple of holes throught the wall to take each pipe.



Yeah, then sprinkle some fairy dust and do a tap dance

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trickydickybeer;8432731

Yeah, then sprinkle some fairy dust and do a tap dance



really, where do I get fairy dust from

michelleleemoo;8432754

really, where do I get fairy dust from



He meant lap dance :thumbsup:

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transit;8432770

He meant lap dance :thumbsup:



why do my threads always go awry :roll:

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trickydickybeer;8432687

yeah i've done it and it's been there for years with no probs



any idea whether its a deep intake of breath before quote job?

michelleleemoo;8432818

why do my threads always go awry :roll:



Soz :oops:

michelleleemoo;8432719

so the pipework has to meet at the sink? soz if thats a dumb Q :oops:



the easiest place to get the waste water out will prob be under the sink (if you cant take it straight outside thru external wall). you just need something like this

screwfix.com/sea…mit

where your trap is at the mo. is your sink on a cupboard or is it a pedestal one ? cupboard would be neater as everything is hidden away. then you can use a T junction on you cold water pipe and fit a washing machine valve (only couple of quid) to the part that joins to your machine.

trickydickybeer;8432731

Yeah, then sprinkle some fairy dust and do a tap dance



why fairy dust ? we have done the majority of our pipework in our kitchen utility etc espec waste pipes its not childs play but it is that hard either, just depends if you want to do it yourself and save a few bucks or pay a plumber. I wouldnt guess it would cost more than about 2 hours pay plus about £15 in parts if you wanted to pay someone. OP never said they wanted to know if they scould do it themselves just if it was poss, and yes it is.

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Jimston;8432840

the easiest place to get the waste water out will prob be under the sink … the easiest place to get the waste water out will prob be under the sink (if you cant take it straight outside thru external wall). you just need something like thishttp://www.screwfix.com/search.do;jsessionid=5TGRVQQLG10EKCSTHZOSFEY?_dyncharset=UTF-8&fh_search=sink+trap&searchbutton.x=0&searchbutton.y=0&searchbutton=submitwhere your trap is at the mo. is your sink on a cupboard or is it a pedestal one ? cupboard would be neater as everything is hidden away. then you can use a T junction on you cold water pipe and fit a washing machine valve (only couple of quid) to the part that joins to your machine.



wow thats huge, my sink is only tiny (wash one hand at a time) but I do have a new one to go on anyway so will be incorporated into the job, they are both wall mounted, no ped and no cabinet :thumbsup: thanks for your help

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Jimston;8432869

why fairy dust ? we have done the majority of our pipework in our kitchen … why fairy dust ? we have done the majority of our pipework in our kitchen utility etc espec waste pipes its not childs play but it is that hard either, just depends if you want to do it yourself and save a few bucks or pay a plumber. I wouldnt guess it would cost more than about 2 hours pay plus about £15 in parts if you wanted to pay someone. OP never said they wanted to know if they scould do it themselves just if it was poss, and yes it is.



I wont be doing it myself (although I am quite handy i'm not about to start messing with plumbing) I did just want to take the embarrassment out of ringing someone and being told its not poss I will probably purchase bits myself though as I know some trades make their money by marking up the parts :roll: and its good to gauge a estimated time, that way they cant take the mick, was going to add in the fitting of the new sink and an outside tap, would you say 4hrs total or thereabouts?

how does the waste water from your sink get outside ? is your bathroom on an external wall ? if so i guess you could just run the waste pipe from your machine at low level against the wall then outside into the drain maybe. then you could box in the pipe work quite easily if you didnt want to see it.

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Jimston;8432905

how does the waste water from your sink get outside ? is your bathroom on … how does the waste water from your sink get outside ? is your bathroom on an external wall ? if so i guess you could just run the waste pipe from your machine at low level against the wall then outside into the drain maybe. then you could box in the pipe work quite easily if you didnt want to see it.



the sink is on an outside wall and pipes exposed at present (they run horizontally to the right of the sink into the boxed in bit behind the loo and out the wall there) so guess it'll be best to box them all in afterwards. I'm wanting to turn the huge cupboard under the stairs into a utility room to free up room in the kitchen, was toying with losing the loo but decided I want to keep it so this is next best option :thumbsup:
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