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Old 07-06-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
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Our plumber put the washing machine water hook-ups in the wall on the left side of the washer instead of on the back wall BEHIND the washer because the back wall was not finished yet. Am I being too picky? I don't think the hoses should snake around to the side and possibly get kinked due to an off-balance washer or someone sliding the washer too far to the left....and cosmetically, I don't think it will look as good with the gap on the left side of the washer and that wall showing the hoses. Am I being silly and unreasonable? He already has it in and I don't want to upset him. I just prefer the hoses in the back of the washer. Help.

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Our plumber put the washing machine water hook-ups in the wall on the left side of the washer instead of on the back wall BEHIND the washer because...
Have you asked the plumber the REAL reason?
The drain line is far more likely to be the issue than whether a wall was finished

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I just prefer the hoses in the back of the washer.
If you're willing to pay him to undo then reorient everything then repair the framing before moving the piped and then redo the drywall... then there's no reason why you shouldn't have your preference.

Oh yeah... did you voice this preference before now?

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No I did not voice my preference and yes we are willing to pay to change it. I'm just wondering if it would be better to be in the back of the washer or if it won't make a difference at all when it comes to the mechanical side of building. Do you think it will put more stress on the hoses being on the side?
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Do you think it will put more stress on the hoses being on the side?
No, only if they're pinched.

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Doing laundry my whole life, that would be my concern. Washing machines can get off balance and can "walk".

Just thought I might be being sounding "over-cautious" or that I may be completely off base when asking him to go to the trouble of moving it to the back.
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If you're willing to pay, then of course you should have them in the back. You're the one doing the laundry and its going to bug you forever. Have him do it and be done with the whole thing.
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