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How to add a 110v receptacle to my laundry room

My laundry room currently only has 2 receptacles: a 220v for the dryer, and a 110v (NEMA 5-20R style) for the washing machine. That 110v receptacle is powered from a 20A (non-GFCI?!?) breaker in my ...
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NEMA 10-30 Ground & Neutral Bonded

Remodeling a 1970’s era condo. The current dryer receptacle has a NEMA 10-30R on a 30 amp breaker. While we are going to be using gas instead of a 240v dryer, I decided to pull the plate and make sure ...
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Two P-Traps on Single Vent?

I am replacing the old washing machine drain stand pipe, p-trap and clean-out. I am adding a utility sink to the garage laundry area washing machine vent stack. Am I creating a possible issue by ...
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How to diagnose cause of laundry lint

We inherited a Fridgidaire washer/drier (model A02591501A (1408)), and have been trying to figure out why the washer is leaving so much lint on clothes, concentrated in the creases. Here is an example ...
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Washing machine 7kg and washing an item 2.5 kg [closed]

I have a 7kg washing machine. I also have a blanket that is about 2.5kg and can be washed in a washing machine (based on its labels and material). I think that the blanket fits inside the drum but my ...
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Can the top of the foundation wall be angled to widen basement stairway

The widest part of my basement stairway is 26". Most full size laundry machines are 27" in some dimension. We would like to upgrade from our economy/compact units to newer and larger ...
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Are there any floor reinforcement considerations when moving laundry to 2nd floor?

I’m looking at moving laundry from first floor to 2nd floor in a 2 story house built in 1996. Current laundry is on the perimeter of the house right behind the garage. I plan to move it directly above ...
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I just bought a house and I see a gas line, 110v and 220v outlet in the laundry room. Does this mean I can install either a gas or electric dryer?

Laundry room with gas and/or dryer. (brighten up outlet pic - Harper)
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Dryer vent issue - not enough vent to hook up hose

As stated in the title - looking at my girlfriend's dryer/vent setup...realized she does not have a hose currently connected. Not great. The hole in the back wall (it's in her garage) barely has any ...
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Cause of thumping noise and resistance to rotation by rotor in Fisher Paykel AquaSmart top loading washer?

I have a Fisher/Paykel AquaSmart top loading washer model WL37T26CW2. Since about 3 months the direct drive makes a thumping noises during wash / spin cycles, and makes thumping noises and shows ...
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Do I need to add Mapei Mapelastic AquaDefence over the plywood or over the hardiebacker?

Do I need to add Mapei Mapelastic AquaDefence over the plywood or over the hardiebacker or none? I’m installing the flooring tiles in the laundry room. I am going to have hardiebacker screwed to ...
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What are the differences between a laundry / sink tap breecher and a shower breecher?

I am in the process of renovating my laundry, and I want to install a new shower where the old trough was. My idea was to just attach a shower rose to the existing tap outlet. I had a plumber look at ...
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Cabinet to conceal dryer hose -- okay to mount just to floor and ceiling?

first time attempting a built-in of any kind. We have this unattractive space next to our stacked washer/dryer and I'd like to fill it with a built-in cabinet -- drawers on the bottom, shelves up top. ...
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Cause of recurring out-of-balance during wash / spin cycle in Fisher Paykel AquaSmart top loading washer?

I have a Fisher/Paykel AquaSmart top loading washer model WL37T26CW2. Since about a month ago the washer repeatedly goes out of balance mid-wash, even with the smallest lightest fewest number of items,...
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No water in laundry

A washing machine repair person came yesterday and since then I do not seem to have water in the laundry room. Trying to contact the company but no luck so far. What I see under the laundry sink are ...
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Drain Location for Washing Drain Pan

I have an upstairs laundry room that my plumber accidentally destroyed and is now replacing (new floor, plumbing changes, etc). I want to do things the right way but not overkill. This is less about ...
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Can I split a single washing machine outlet for a lamp?

I have a single three prong socket in my wall for my washing machine. I would like to put a small lamp on the counter next to the washer but there are no other sockets anywhere in my laundry room. If ...
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Dryer plug different from wall connection [duplicate]

I have a new out building with a laundry room. The wall plug in the new laundry room is not the same as the plug on the dryer. Do I need a new dryer or can I get a new cable for the dryer? Here is ...
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Best approach for enlarging washer and dryer compartment

I have a laundry room that has a section reserved for the washer and dryer with a drain. Presumably it exists in case either unit leaks for some reason. The problem is, I ordered a new washer and ...
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Washing machine plumbing

I have a house in Northern Virginia built in the mid-1980s. PEX plumbing throughout. The exterior walls are 2x4. In my laundry room, the washing machine backs up against an exterior wall. The plumber ...
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Dryer display fogged up

I got a brand new maytag dryer and I accidentally had the exhaust vent blocked for the first cycle and the room got a bit humid and the display fogged up like this. I fixed the problem, but it's been ...
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Rattling noise in Bosch WFK2401UC Compact Washer on spin

I have a compact Bosch stackable washer and dryer model #WFK2401UC. When it goes into the spin cycle, mainly when the revolutions are slower, it makes a rattling noise like there is spare change ...
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What are these small things on my laundry room wall?

I'd like to install a floating shelf here. I guess I should remove these. But I want to understand what these small things are and make sure I won't regret removing them.
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Ideas for redesigning laundry room entrance [closed]

We have a laundry room that's tight in space and with inconvenient entrance that I would like to redesign. As shown in picture, our laundry room is in first floor and its sitting in the entrance into ...
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How to mount butcher's block counter above washer/dryer?

I'm redoing my laundry room, and planning to put a butcher's block style counter top above the washer and dryer. The plan is for the counter to extend the full width of the room. Questions: It has to ...
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Drilling above laundry, hit something hard

I was drilling into my wall in my laundry closet (contains my washer, dryer, and water heater) to install shelf brackets above my dryer and washer. After using a stud finder, I drilled where I ...
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Laundry Sink Drains Slowly

My washing machine drains into a basement sink, which is connected to the same pipe that handles the kitchen sink and dishwasher located upstairs. The drain has never kept up with the washing machine ...
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Washing machine drain leak / back up

Hi I recently bought a new Beko washing machine with dryer (model WD75141), just after 5-6 washes I saw water leakage on the floor, most probably drain water by the looks of it. I am no expert my ...
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Laundry drain smells like sewer after washing clothes

I have an in-wall laundry drain - pictured below. Since we moved in it had a significant clog which I unclogged with a combination of wet-vac sucking on the drain and snaking the vent pipe. Finally we ...
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Need to move the dryer vent up by 3ft

I just bought a stacking washer/dryer machine and I need to relocate my floor dryer vent by 3ft above the floor so that I can push my machine all the way against the wall. This will give me about ...
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Can I keep mold out of wet rags?

I am cleaning windows (small business) and that generates a bag of wet dirty cotton towel rags each day. I wash the rags each day, and need to store those until the end of the week, when I take the ...
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Very hot water in the toilets

A nine-floor brick building. Since around Feb. 2020 the entire stack get very hot water in the toilets (when flushing). Additionally - when someone takes a shower, he/she gets extremely hot water for ...
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Can you have a laundry to landscape irrigation system with no sewer line?

I’m currently purchasing a house where they renovated over where the laundry hookups used to be, so those need to be added from scratch. A plumber looked at the house and said the best location to add ...
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How do I remove black mold from area of laundry machine where water won’t reach?

I noticed some black mold in my laundry machine. Unfortunately, this area seems to be in between the glass part and the plastic and I can’t fit even a fingernail in to remove it (even water can’t ...
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Can anyone explain what this pipe is in the basement?

We just bought a house and are getting a new washer/dryer setup, but the old one is slightly confusing. There is a switched pump to pump out the laundry water. I don't know if this open pipe above ...
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How can I bypass a door open error code on an LG top load washer?

I have a LG WT7100CW top load washing machine. Right now it won't operate and it keeps throwing up a dE error code. Basically it thinks that door is open/it can't lock the door. I pulled the door ...
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Laundry standpipe overflow when separate sink pump runs at same time only

My Laundry standpipe and a separate sink pump are connected to the same branch drain drain line.  My laundry room is in the basement.  I can do laundry no problem by itself, but if the sink is used (...
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Washer/dryer in the garage

Florida home: I'm wanting to relocate my washer and dryer to the garage. It is a gas dryer. Question: Do I need to elevate both units off the garage floor? ( It is post 2003.)
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Temporary (multi-hour) voltage drop that seems instigated by running an appliance?

I have a 15 amp circuit that runs to the laundry room and has on it: An indoor receptacle with a lamp plugged into it An indoor receptacle with an exercise bike plugged into it An indoor receptacle ...
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Dedicated Laundry Room Circuit?

I live in Florida. According to the Florida Residential Building Codes (2017): E3703.3 Laundry circuit. A minimum of one 20-ampere-rated branch circuit shall be provided for receptacles located ...
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Plumbing utility sink into washing machine with no vent

So I currently have a washing machine that has its hose running into a 2" standpipe that is coming out of my basement floor. A humidifier hose and AC hose also squeezes into that standpipe and it's ...
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Washer and toilet water backing up into shower. Can't change plumbing. What can I do?

Renting a tear down, landlord does next to nothing, house will be torn down. Water drainage from house is not working, also not going to be redone. So the problem is drainage for 3 showers 4 toilets ...
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Is there anything to be concerned with this picture?

I just got a W/D combo unit that only needs a 120V outlet and my laundry room only has a 240V outlet. Rather than converting the 240V to a 120V, I want to be able to have both 120V and 220V outlets ...
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Is a threshold drain outside my laundry room and bathroom, draining to daylight, a good idea?

We are building out a two-room suite that consists of a full bathroom (tub, sink, toilet) and a full laundry room (washer, sink). There is one single door that enters into this two room suite. I think ...
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What are the difficulties in installing an in-floor drain in a laundry room?

I’m looking into a new construction home that lacks a floor drain in the laundry room. As I’m not a plumber, I’d like to understand how trivial or not trivial it is to add this, in case the builder ...
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What are alternatives to an in-floor drain in a laundry room?

Let’s say you had a house and, for whatever reason, it was not possible to have an in-floor drain in the laundry room. Are there alternatives that would ideally provide the same value in case of a ...
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Is there a problem with a media enclosure box in a laundry room?

Looked at a home where the media enclosure box is in the laundry room. Is that ok? Particularly, I’m unsure if there’s an issue about moisture being near wiring.
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How to fish a rubber seal gasket from dryer exhaust

So I bought one of these vent hose (https://youtu.be/JwqfSEbhCwY) and yeah I should've read the reviews. Well, the rubber gasket fell into the dryer exhaust. I stuck my hand as far as it can go but I ...
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Install Sump Pump Check Valve on Washing Machine

We just purchased a Everbuilt THD1020 (In-Line Sump Pump Check Valve) , and installed in the back hose of our washing machine. The original hose would leak detergent soap and water. Is it a good ...
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Any idea what this is?

We have this in the washer dryer area of our Mother-In-Law. When we moved in no washer dryer was present. I sort of suspect it's some sort of drain hookup because there is no drain. Does anyone know? ...
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