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Old 10-21-2009, 01:24 PM   #1
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Can it be done? Anyone ever done it before? I'm told that I can buy an adaptor from my local home improvement store. The house is a rental and there are no W/D hookups. We only use cold water so I'm thinking that I'll possibly be able to simply connect to the sink, turn the cold side on...etc...

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Old 10-21-2009, 01:36 PM   #2
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Looks like it's been done:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Conn...-Kitchen-Sink/

I would suggest reading the comments below on that posting as people mention quick disconnect fittings as well. Sounds like the whole process is just a matter of getting the right fittings and length of hoses together.

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Old 10-21-2009, 02:03 PM   #3
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One caution, if you are going to discharge the washer into the sink, most newer washer require a 2" drain. You could overflow the sink.
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:05 PM   #4
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I had one connected to a kitchen sink/faucet at one Apt
Even with a big kitchen sink I would have to shut it off & allow water to drain
Then turn it back on & watch it as the sink filled again

A small bathroom sink will not handle the flow
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I had one connected to a kitchen sink/faucet at one Apt
Even with a big kitchen sink I would have to shut it off & allow water to drain
Then turn it back on & watch it as the sink filled again

A small bathroom sink will not handle the flow
I plan on draining it into the shower. I think the shower drain will handle the water...you guys agree?
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:27 PM   #6
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I plan on draining it into the shower. I think the shower drain will handle the water...you guys agree?
Maybe just do the clothes in the shower then you would have hot water?

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Old 10-21-2009, 11:36 PM   #7
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Your shower probably has a 1" drain also. If it is a shower tub it might be OK but if it is a shallow pan shower it will probably over run. Remember also the the "hook" on the end of the washer drain hose must be kept up even with the to of the washer tub. You can't just lay it in the shower.
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Your shower probably has a 1" drain also. If it is a shower tub it might be OK but if it is a shallow pan shower it will probably over run. Remember also the the "hook" on the end of the washer drain hose must be kept up even with the to of the washer tub. You can't just lay it in the shower.
I should be able to hook it over the top of the shower door. And it is a shallow pan shower...I guess I need to check the drain size.
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If it is a shower only, it should have a 2" drain per code. Most washers have a 1/2" supply line for the water. If you use an adapter that is smaller than this, it will take more time to fill.
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If it is a shower only, it should have a 2" drain per code. Most washers have a 1/2" supply line for the water. If you use an adapter that is smaller than this, it will take more time to fill.
It is indeed a shower only. How about only using the "small" load option for washing? Wouldn't this decrease the amount of water being drained?
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If I were to attach the washer to the sink, wouldn't it be a good idea to have a 50 - 60 gallon plastic tub with a 1-2 inch hole in the side or bottom sitting on the sink for the drainage hose to empty into so that the sink doesn't over flow and you don't have to turn the washer off? The water would empty out in a much slower and more manageable manner than having it just shoot out like it normally does. Right? I mean, the smaller the hole, the slower the water would come out, in theory.
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I would be tempted to plumb a stand pipe into the under sink drain and see how that works. Me, being the hillbilly I am would just shoot it out a window
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I would be tempted to plumb a stand pipe into the under sink drain and see how that works. Me, being the hillbilly I am would just shoot it out a window
Not so far fetched. In some places, discharging gray water to the ground is still legal.
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1. Buy a 32 Gal HD rubber garbage can.
2. Cut a 1.25 inch hole right in the middle.
3. Place over drain after removing strainer.
4. Set in shower.
5 Hook washer hose to edge of can.
6. Wash clothes.

Can will work as buffer reservoir. PLace dog or kid in can for dual purpose wash/

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I heard that there was an issue with the shower as a drainage source because the system isn't set up for all that grease from the detergent. Wouldn't that be a concern? If it isn't that big of a deal, that idea just might work out better than what I was thinking of.

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