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Old 02-02-2012, 10:55 PM   #1
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How to connect two washer machine hoses?


Hello,

A plumber suggested me to buy 2 6' braided washing machine hoses and 1 hose coupling male x male to put washing machine hoses together. The hose coupling is the one below

http://www.lowes.com/pd_34198-104-A-...620&facetInfo=

But it is not clear to me how to connect the hoses with the splicer. So please kindly provide instructions in detail.

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Old 02-02-2012, 11:17 PM   #2
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http://m.lowes.com/mt/www.lowes.com/...ductId=3134247

The product you need is a male hose to male hose coupler, which will look similar to the one in the link I shared. I have a suspission that the coupler you need doesn't exist, because nobody should ever need one.
If I were you, I would fix the situation causing your hose to bee to short (move the supply connections near the drain connections).
Or if you aren't going to plum it correctly, just get a short garden hose rather than splicing two washing machine hoses together.

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Old 02-02-2012, 11:40 PM   #3
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Can I ask why you need 12' of washing machine hose? Seems like the machine is a little too far from the water source.
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The one I bought was suggested by staff at Homedepot. What is the splicer for? I think your link looks like more useful for my purpose. Did you mean to have a longer garden hose instead for my steam dryer?

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http://m.lowes.com/mt/www.lowes.com/...ductId=3134247

The product you need is a male hose to male hose coupler, which will look similar to the one in the link I shared. I have a suspission that the coupler you need doesn't exist, because nobody should ever need one.
If I were you, I would fix the situation causing your hose to bee to short (move the supply connections near the drain connections).
Or if you aren't going to plum it correctly, just get a short garden hose rather than splicing two washing machine hoses together.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:43 PM   #5
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Indeed for a steam dryer, which is not adjacent to a washer.

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Can I ask why you need 12' of washing machine hose? Seems like the machine is a little too far from the water source.
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The one I bought was suggested by staff at Homedepot. What is the splicer for? I think your link looks like more useful for my purpose. Did you mean to have a longer garden hose instead for my steam dryer?

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the staff at home depot is wrong... move machine closer to plumbing or move plumbing closer to machine....
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Certainly your suggestions were well taken. But due to the space limitation, perhaps a cost-effective way is to have a longer hose connecting plumbing to the dryer.

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The one I bought was suggested by staff at Homedepot. What is the splicer for? I think your link looks like more useful for my purpose. Did you mean to have a longer garden hose instead for my steam dryer?

Thanks again!
Don't trust anyone in an orange apron. Get the in the link that was suggested.
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Aah, say it ain't so!
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If you need your hose to be 12' just buy a 12' hose.

http://www.pexsupply.com/Wal-Rich-27...ne-Hose-Bagged
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And to answer your question, the part that the orange apron idiot had you buy is for mending garden hoses
Imagine a hose with a hole. Cut out the bad section, pop that thing in and join with hose clamps. It will leak eventually, but for occasional outdoor use that doesn't tend to matter. For a semi-permanant indoor hookup, I've given two cheap solutions, as it seams plumbing it legit is not an option for you.
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Indeed for a steam dryer, which is not adjacent to a washer.
So add plumbing to get it closer to the dryer. Seems smarter than putting your home at risk of severe water damage due to a failed hose.

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