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Old 02-12-2010, 10:16 PM   #1
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Moving washer/dryer from basement to 2nd floor

So I'm wanting to move my front loading washer and dryer from the basement up to the 2nd floor where the bedrooms are at. I've read posts about people have zero problems with vibrations and tons of posts about people who have had problems with vibrations.

How feasible would it be to do this project? I was thinking I could build a cabinet to slide the washer and dryer into and top the cabinet with marble so that there is no room for it to vibrate. Is this something I'd be able to do on the existing floor or should I tear up the floor and add additional support beams?


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Old 02-12-2010, 10:21 PM   #2
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Personally, I would not do it. You have to come downstairs to exit, eat dinner, get the mail, so what is so hard about leaving it where it is?


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Old 02-14-2010, 06:36 AM   #3
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if you're determined to put it on the 2nd fl; talk to a contractor on how to strenghten floor. may only have to put down 1/2-5/8 plywood....some brands are prone to vibrating especialy when on pedestals. there are pads you can buy ie; 'SHAKE A WAY' to diminish it....keep in mind that front loaders, whether stacked or side by side, require the top to be removed for many different service repairs; so if you build it in you'll be in trouble WHEN it breaks.
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#1 Some front loaders have unusual vibration and turbine noises that are different from regular washers
#2 Potential water damage from old hoses or loose connections can be your personal tsunami
#3 laundry that needs to be hung needs room to dry
#4 nothing is more solid than the concrete floor in the basement
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