I am not a plumber so I don't know whether it's right or wrong. Small-Space Laundry Tips Technology upgrades to washers and dryers have changed how we do laundry. You can use any dimension you want. Keep your vent hose to the shortest length possible to increase the efficiency of your gas dryer. Notify me of new posts by email. Add a bulletin board -- or use chalkboard paint -- to create a message center for family to-dos. Then lift the old laundry tub up and out of the way.
In addition, if you have the money, you can often pay these workers to install the washer and dryer for you. Step 3 Some laundry tubs come with a hose guard and soap dish attachment. The valves are frequently paired in a laundry box, and if so, you may not be able to replace one without replacing the other. They are usually soldered to the supply lines. When our washer and dryer stopped working within a week of each other, we decided it was the perfect time to gut our closet and create an organized and functional space. Just wanted to post a note, for the cleats. Safety: When cutting rigid dryer ducting, wear leather gloves to protect your hands.
The wall behind the machine, which was an outside wall, facing west towards our mountains, or the wall beside the machine, which was the other side of a closet. Hang an ironing board on the closet doors. Fortunately, I did not drill into the duct. Be sure the vent exhausts to the outdoors. Step 4 — Cut off the Power Before installing, cut off the power to the area you will be installing the machines through the appropriate circuit breaker in your home. Be sure to connect this according to the directions in the owner's manual. It should be a knockout, meaning that a hard sharp blow will pop it out.
Laundry Your Way Style-Setter Laundry A side-by-side washer and dryer maximize counter space. I used the height of the baskets that I knew would hold my cleaning supplies. Never vent a dryer to a crawl space or attic. A rubber mat protects the floor from messy brooms and mops while favorite tools hang from perforated hardboard hooks. There are four pre-fabricated slots that the legs will slide into. The washer should come with a piece of plastic used to make a hook in the waste line.
The shut-off valves for your washing machine are usually either compression-style faucets, similar to your outdoor spigot, or ball valves. A single-lever valve is an alternative to conventional washing machine shutoff valves. For wood floors — Use wood screws and washers. You can venture to offset some of that extra cost by installing the new dryer yourself. I was using plastic, self-screwing anchors because there was no stud behind the wall. Use a hacksaw to make your cuts.
Then, connect the flexible gas supply line to the dryer. Use a hammer and a piece of wood to knock the legs into place, if the pieces are too tight for each other. Step 4 — Turn on the Washer Plug the washer in, turn on the circuit breaker to the washer, and ensure the water valves are on. Position the faucet on the tub. Do this after you inspect the vent hole just in case a new one must be cut so that any debris can be cleaned up as well. When standing in front of those machines for way too many hours of our lives, we have to stare at unsightly, usually lint-covered, laundry hookups. Take the cap off the drain line connection at the dishwasher.
Step 5 - Put Pipe Dope On Put the pipe dope on the threads; then, take your stainless steel connector and screw it to the pipe. Those of us that do the bulk of the laundry, that is. Have a helper and an appliance hand-truck on hand for moving the washing machine—it will be heavy! I would appreciate any social media love you can send my way. Flexible vinyl cannot be used because it doesn't support its weight, and lint that collects in low spots presents a fire hazard. Just remember to remove any burrs with a file or sandpaper after cutting your pieces. Laundry Room Shelving Ideas Did you know that there are so many laundry room shelf design ideas that will make your head spin? Slide the hose through the zinc weight — which lets the sprayer slide back into the holder — without much effort, when the user is finished spraying stuff with water.
Be sure that all hose connections and cords can safely reach their sources. Instead of drilling a hole and attaching the washing machine discharge hose into the side of the new tub, you fit the discharge hose through the hole in the soap dish. Then, turn on the machine to begin filling the washer. Attach two water supply lines to the faucet, using an adjustable wrench. Cut the plywood board to fit this size. Upper cabinetry hides laundry necessities. Then chip the masonry away with a.
Then hand-tighten all your connections. Personally, I tend to agree with your assessment, and would probably have him relocate them; otherwise, it becomes one of those annoyances, every time that you go in there to do laundry, and doing laundry has the ability to do that all by itself. Yes, I am so happy to be meeting such creative people through these link parties. When corrosion makes one unusable and you have to replace it, you may have to cut into the wall behind the washer to access the connection. The tub allows you to send wash water from a to the drain without any additional plumbing. Use two mounting lock-nuts to secure the unit in place.