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Plumbing Drain for Laundry

House was built in 1988. 1). Plumber installed Wash Machine box with 2" PVC stack that transitions to a 1.5" p-trap and drain pipe. Another 1.5" lav sink drain and p-trap eventually ties into this ...
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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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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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Tying in bathroom/laundry room addition drains… good or bad idea here?

I am trying to plan for adding a small 2nd bathroom/laundry room to my house, and wondering if tying into the drain here is a good or bad idea? Is it relatively easy? Thanks!!!
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Clothes dryer causing humidity problems in garage - would extraction fan help?

We have a double garage with a high ceiling which is also where our laundry is. We have a problem with humidity in there due to the clothes dryer being in there which is used very regularly. This is ...
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Whirlpool top load washer LSR7010PQ2 “fixed” spin problem, now burning smell and lightspeed spin

So I had the intermittent spin problem, would agitate but not spin out. Replaced clutch assembly pn: 285785 and motor coupling pn: 285753A Upon running a medium test load, smelled burning. Unplugged, ...
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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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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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Whirlpool gas dryer diagnostics

My Whirlpool gas dryer stopped working efficiently recently. Peering into the burner hole shows clearly that it is sparking when the dryer starts, but doesn't seem to reignite later on. I checked the ...
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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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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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In Unit Laundry Room Stacking Washer/Dryer for Apartment

I'm currently looking at apartments for when I move out of my parents house, and my two top picks for apartments have hook ups for a washer and dryer. One of them, the laundry area is for a stackable ...
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Recommend laundry tub automatic pump system

I've spend hours looking through various online catalogues and other sources for advice. What seems to be the most long-lasting and reliable design for systems that pump grey water from laundry tubs ...
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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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Can you pull air from an unfinished attic into a closet with a clothes dryer?

I have a closet with a electric modern clothes dryer in it. It has nice cabinet doors and I think it is pretty air tight when the doors are shut. I don't really want to get louvered doors so as not to ...
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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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Can a hot tub be installed in a utility room?

We just bought a house with a large, unfinished utility room in the basement, about 15 ft x 20 ft. The previous owner just used it for storage. It has washer/dryer hookups and contains the furnace and ...
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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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Connect cold faucet to washing machine's hot inlet to test internal connectivity?

In the absence of a working water heater, is it okay to connect a cold water faucet to a modern H-E washing machine's hot inlet to test the machine's internal tubing for leaks by running a warm or hot ...
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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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What should I look for in a roof dryer vent?

I'm in the process of installing an upstairs laundry room, and I'm looking to vent the dryer to the roof. The route to an outside wall is almost 25 feet, with a few turns, whereas the route to the ...
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How do I repair and clean a loose, greasy washing machine drum?

After washing some bulky items, my washing machine drum became loose and makes a loud, clanking noise on the spin cycle regardless of the size of the load. It feels as if the drum is almost detached. ...
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Is there a more durable way to catch washing machine lint?

Our washing machine drains to a utility sink, which was regularly clogging with lint until I started keeping a nylon stocking around the hose outlet. That works fine, but after a month or two the ...
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Drain issue with kitchen sink & basement

I have washing machine down at the basement and pipe out the grey water with a pump over to the waste water drain. However, it appears that the water from kitchen sink just above the basement is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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fan that require timers in the US

About 6 years ago we did a remodel. The electrician stated that a fan control was required in our laundry room, one of those things that looks like a dial and periodically turns on the fan. I really ...
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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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Prefereable air intake temperature for condensor-typed tumble dryer

I have one of those tumble dryers with a condensor - it sucks air from the room with a fan, passes the air through the inside of a 'radiator' like apparatus (as to 'cool' it), and then straight into ...
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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 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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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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how to test electric dryer without 240V outlet?

I received an electric laundry dryer that I want to test before installing. The new dryer is outdoors on the back porch, and a working electric dryer is installed in my basement, quite a distance away....
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Dryer Takes Too Long, Cleaned out Vent. What next?

We just cleaned out the dryer vent with a leaf blower like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO9Y5j1uhqk Unfortunately it still takes over 2 runs to dry a load. Before we did this, however, we ...
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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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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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How can I rearrange this plumbing to drain correctly?

So here's some plumbing in my house (not done by me): This was before I sealed everything up behind drywall. The drain is actually used for a Cat Genie, our laundry is in another room. Now we're ...
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My washing machine drain is over flowing.

So my laundry room looks like a river. When the washer drains water is coming up from the hole in the floor where the drain pipe leads into. If the drain was backed up it should come out where the ...
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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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Sharing waste of washing machine with sink

Is the plumbing below fine? The part in red comes from behind a brick wall and the height on the exit pipe is at 50 cm, therefore, to avoid having to break the wall and redoing part of the plumbing I ...
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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 ...