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How to fasten 3/8" plywood to cement condo floor?

This is a 2 story condo building built in the 1970s. It has a 'cement' layer that is apparently over a plywood subfloor. I pulled carpeting out that was directly on the cement floor. Nail strips were ...
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Trim water damage, should I remove or let it dry?

My washer leaked due to a hole in the boot. We caught it within about 40 minutes and I quickly cleaned up with towels. The problem: the trim is swollen, discolored, and peeling a bit at the linolium ...
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Pipe Under Dryer

While remodeling my place I ran into a random pipe under my dryer. What is the for? I had to cut out a square in the metal floor and when I pulled it out, it turned out to be a pipe. I don't think ...
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I need help identifying this screw

Our washing machine (Logik L712WM20) door glass broke and I’m trying to replace it. However I don’t know what this screw is. Does anyone know what the screw is and what tool I need to remove it?
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Can sealed self leveling underlayment alone support the weight of a washer and dryer on a laundry room floor?

In my laundry room, I poured some LevelQuik RS self leveling underlayment over a lumpy concrete slab (I put cement primer on first). The underlayment was about 1/4 inch thick at the thinnest parts. I ...
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Does this laundry plumbing vent set-up look correct?

Does this look right? Probably self explanatory but washer on right and sink on left drain into a horizontal 2” PVC drain beneath the slab that then connects into the main drain right before it exits ...
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Is there any way to replace this laundy sink with a toilet without major renovations?

Looking to replace this basement laundry sink with a toilet. Definitely do not want to break into the concrete, and would prefer not to open the wall behind. Drain pipe from sink is 14 inches from the ...
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Laundry air intake from the attic

There is a washer-dryer, water heater and A/C furnace in my laundry room, all of them gas operated. There is an exhaust fan in the ceiling and an intake vent that connects directly to the attic so ...
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Can I use an air source heat pump water heater for dehumidification of indoor line drying?

After living in the German-speaking world and becoming accustom to having a Trockenraum, which can be thought as a dedicated room of a building for line-drying laundry indoors backed by a blowing ...
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Proper Use of a Mud Ring?

Getting ready to hang the drywall in the garage, it's 5/8" - I'm not confident I have my 4x4 box for the dryer in the correct position. When mounting a 4x4 metal box such as the one in the photo ...
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How can I hook up a dryer vent to this duct that doesn't fully come out of the wall?

My dryer duct comes out of the bottom of the wall at around a 40-45 degree angle. However, the top of the duct is behind the drywall: How do I hook up a dryer hose to this? I'm not sure what to buy, ...
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Can 27" LG washtower fit into 30.5" wide closet?

I thought we got enough clearance as LG advises here on page 3 "allow minimum clearances of at least 1'' at the sides and 4'' behind" https://www.lg.com/us/business/download/resources/...
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Digital or Analog laundry washing machine

I've been searching for a used washing machine, and sellers always mention if it's digital or analog. What's the difference between one and the other? Is there one that's better than the other? In ...
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How should I reconfigure venting when relocating laundry drains?

I am renovating the basement and need to reconfigure the laundry area. There is a main stack with upper floor bath fixtures all connected, then 2" vent pipe next to it in basement. Currently the ...
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Would there be any problem if we connect the laundry washing machine drain pipe to the kitchen sink drain?

We might be getting a small place and the only place for a washer is in the kitchen. Wondering if there are drawbacks of connecting the washer drain directly to the kitchen sink drain instead of a ...
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How do I vent for my laundry tray/sink?

I live in an IPC state. This is a picture of our interior walls of our laundry room. We are about to get new laundry machines and we want to add a sink on the left of the room against the wall (sorry ...
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P-Trap missing on laundry drain / sewer smell

I moved into a new home with laundry room in basement and started to notice occasional wafting of sewer gas out of the laundry drain pipe. It is an older home built ‘58. It looks like there is no p-...
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What's the best way to add a utility sink drain to this current setup?

Code: New Jersey I'm looking to add a utility sink in the basement and am looking for the best way to modify this drainage system to include the utility sink drain. My thoughts are to take the ...
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Excess water streaming through LG washer/dryer combo

I have a front-loading washer/dryer from LG. The "wash" cycle appears to run normally with the water being turned on and off multiple times. However, the wash cycle concludes with streaming ...
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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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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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