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Pulley setup to raise a laundry drying bar levelly

I bought a bike hoist which I modified to use to raise and lower a bar that acts as a drying rack for damp clothes in my laundry room. I now have the following setup: The problem is that when I pull ...
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Is it better to run one large load or multiple small loads to extend life of bearing?

I recently replaced the bearing in my whirlpool cabrio top loading washer. I got to thinking and had no idea which would be safer for the bearing. On one end it's a greater load on the washer, but on ...
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Washer drain pipe overflow

We recently just moved. A week in. It's been raining on and off for the past few days. This morning I noticed a huge puddle in my laundry/half bath. Couldnt find the source. An hour ago I heard a ...
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Should we reinforce our laundry floor to prevent our washer from walking?

We have an LG front loading washer that vibrates violently and walks when it goes into the spin cycle. Our house is wood framed, built in 1991, and our laundry room floor is vinyl. We've had ...
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Are four brackets adequate for an 8-foot wire laundry shelf?

I am purchasing wire shelving for an 8 foot wide concrete wall laundry. I will hang two 8 foot by 16 inches. Are 4 vertical wall brackets enough to support it? I understand I should space them every ...
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Advice for swapping out my gas dryer myself

My (rather old) washer blew up on me a few weeks ago (Apparently it's been unbalanced for a while. Came with the place and I never thought too much of the vibration until it was too late.) and am ...
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Should dryer vent hose be half embedded in drywall?

We are at the tail end of a laundry room renovation that included installing drywall over cement walls. Our contractor swears having half the dryer’s vent opening and hose embedded in drywall is ...
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Pros and Cons of a washer tray

We just remodeled our laundry room. It is on the first floor, ceramic tile over concrete. Our washer is a front loader, so does not -fill- with water. What are the pros and cons of adding a washer ...
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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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Do I need a vent fan in an interior laundry room?

I am renovating a few rooms including an existing laundry room. It currently has one exterior window and another openable window onto an existing mudroom (which also has exterior windows). After the ...
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dryer burn residue?

I have this sort of burn residue in my dryer? The question I have is: Is this burn residue? Is this a fire hazard? How do I clean this off? Also, much less important, is that I have some sort of ...
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What is this item? Unknown device in old laundry closet in newer construction house

I am planning on turning the space where an old laundry closet used to be into a shower area as part of a more extensive renovation (house was built in 2006). As part of the planning and design part ...
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How can I close off a toilet drain in a concrete floor

I want to remove the toilet and turn the bathroom into a laundry room. How can I close off the drain?
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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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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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Can I add a 120v branch for a washer to a 240v dryer circuit?

I’m running 10-3 Romex for a 240v electric dryer in our garage. It would be very convenient to tap into one hot leg and add a 120v outlet for the washer (they will be stacked). Is this allowed per NEC ...
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Is it safe to connect dish washers and laundry machines to hot water?

Is it a good practice to connect the dish washer and laundry machine to the hot water line, instead of the cold water line? My house has heated water, so this would save energy and time; I wonder if ...
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Is 20 amp line needed for washer and gas powered dryer?

I pulled some really old and rigged-up shady wiring out of my laundry room and replaced it. It was a two-wire 15 amp line to a 15-amp breaker. On it were two GFI (possibly GFCI) outlets. One was ...
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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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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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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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How do I add a utility sink drain into a tight space?

I'm adding a laundry/utility tub to my garage and have exposed the existing plumbing behind the wall (see picture). I understand I need to have both the sink and washing machine drains vented, but I ...
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Washer water out from basement

I have a stupid question. Originally, I have a washer that pumps out the grey water into a laundry tub / sink. Attached to the laundry tub is a pump that pumps that grey water from tub into the ...
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What to do with wobbling laundry machine?

I have a laundry machine in a condo and have been using it for almost two years (I use it around 1-2 times a week). Last week when I was washing a heavy duty, I felt my laundry machine was a little ...
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Can I install two independent gfci outlets in one double-gang box?

Cam I have two GFCIs connected to one double gang box in my laundry room and if so can I do a single line connection so that they both can work independently? I have a 12/2 going from the panel ...
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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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Is GFCI a good idea for a washer in a utility room, even if not required?

Updating wiring for a laundry area, I'm wondering if a GFCI receptacle should be used for the washer. The washer manual asks for a 15A individual branch circuit. Code says if the receptacle is within ...
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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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New dryer makes concerning noise when drum spins

I bought a scratch and dent GE Dryer (model GTX42EASJWW) from AJMadison and had it professionally installed this morning. It makes a concerning noise when I spin the drum - either by hand or in a ...
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Concerns with washer and dryer in walk in closet

We are looking to do a remodel and move the washer and dyer into a walk in closet. I am curious of any concerns or issues regarding having a washer and dryer inside a walk in closet. Mainly, in terms ...
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Speed Queen washing machine stopped working mid-cycle

I have a Speed Queen washing machine model AWN432SP111TW01, serial 1110013649. It's been working fine for years and we had never had any trouble with it, but today it stopped mid-cycle, and won't ...
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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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Question about running new drain pipes in Laundry room

Hi I just framed out my laundry room in my basement and I'm looking to run add a utility sink and I need to add a drain line for both the washer and the utility sink though the utility sink is going ...
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Flood prevention in laundry closet

I recently bought a house with the laundry closet upstairs. The washer and dryer were conveyed to us by the sellers. The washer does not have a drain pan underneath it, and as far as I can see, the ...
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Using the oven wall outlet to plug in a dryer?

Is it possible to use the 240v outlet in your kitchen for the oven to plug a dryer into? (For those of us without washer/dryer hookups) and then vent it out through the kitchen window? Thanks so much!
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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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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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I live in NJ. Do I need a p-trap and vent on a washer drain line not going directly to the stack?

Here is my situation. As it sits now, my washer drains directly into the slop sink right next to it. I live in a split level and I am moving the washer & Dryer up one half level about 6 feet in ...
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What type of glass allows UV-B radiation to pass for laundry sanitizing?

I want to know if there's a type of glass that doesn't filter UVB? I live in tropical region, and my real objective is for my laundry. I want to hang them out in the sun, for quicker drying, but most ...
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Backdraft issue w/bathroom exhaust and dryer connected to same air outlet

I live in a condo where a dryer and bathroom exhaust both connect into a Y connector that flows into the same pipe and into the building air shaft. I understand that these two appliances on the same ...
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Add a sink, shorten a table

I have bought a narrow table made of strong wood. Now I want to put a sink in it, and to make it shorter in length. How should I do this?
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Plumbing Setup for Basement Laundry [closed]

I am trying to remove some outdated, and possibly poorly laid out plumbing to create a new setup for a washer/dryer and sink. The current setup has a brass drain line a few feet above the ground and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...