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Old 05-20-2020, 07:59 PM   #1
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Washer drip pan


Hi! I'm building a custom stackable washer/dryer closet/area for LG washer and dryer (new) on second floor of house and am asking if a drip pan is necessary under washer and, if so, would it be able to contain a leak from, say, a faulty water inlet valve? I'm going to use stainless braided supply hoses for washer.

I'm also curious as to whether this pan, if used, would contribute to washer shake/vibration (I know you have to remove the shipping bolts from back of washer!) I've seen people screw squares of plywood onto subfloor with holes drilled in them to mount washer legs in to prevent walking, but I don't think this would be practical with a drain pan.

I have a feeling pan is necessary. Any suggestions on brands of washer pan?

Thanks for any replies!

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Old 05-20-2020, 08:28 PM   #2
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Lots of pros and cons on this subject. Same as putting a water heater on second floor or actic.

Imo, I would only do it if there is no other option. That being said, if the pan is additionally piped into at least a 2inch floor drain and not just the pan itself, it would be a lot safer in the event of an overflow. Just a suggestion.
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Old 05-20-2020, 09:17 PM   #3
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A pan that is piped to the drain is always a good idea.
But if your washer dryer combo is new, many of them have the ability to balance the load on their own, lessening the chance of the machine going out of balance and walking. You can always glue the pan down when installing it with construction adhesive..
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I see future disasters with such an arrangement.
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I see future disasters with such an arrangement.
As Chicken Little said:
"The sky is falling"

What disasters are you predicting Mr. Little?
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