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Old 09-25-2008, 01:36 PM   #1
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Moving W/D Hookups

I'm not sure where this fits the best because it involves carpentry, flooring, plumbing, and appliances so please move if needed.

What I need to do is move the washer and dryer hookups from a space in my kitchen about 10 feet into an addition on my house. This would be fairly simple if the addition wasn't built over part of the porch's concrete slab and on the outside of the exterior wall.

The floor of the addition is raised off the slab by 2x4s with a plywood subfloor on top. The crawlspace under the slab is blocked off by a layer of brick skirt. The wall between the kitchen and the addition are brick, by the exterior wall is not.

Any ideas? I was thinking that I might have to pull up the subfloor and cut spaces in the 2x4s for the pipes to get to the far wall where the washer will be located. Is there a better way?

I have included a couple of diagrams to visualize what I am facing.

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Old 09-25-2008, 03:52 PM   #2
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Where are you located? Is freezing a factor?


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Old 09-25-2008, 04:19 PM   #3
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Oh sorry, forgot to mention that. I'm in Durham, NC.
Pipes do freeze occasionally here.

I also found that the addition does have access from the attic. The electrical and water could be run through the attic. Obviously, waste does not flow against gravity, though!
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:08 PM   #4
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Where I live, the water supply lines and the drain has to be run inside the heated area!
In this case, I would build a false wall on the left side of the room, to allow the pipes to be run inside. And any wiring for the dryer also.
Rather than build a wall, a wainscot , built out from the wall somewhat, could accommodate the utilities also!

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