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  1. Building & Construction
    I am finishing my laundry room and would like to surround the machines with cabinets for the built-in look. The cabinets will come down to within an inch of the top of the machines. If I install the shutoffs below the cabinets and behind the machines, the only way to access them will be to pull...
  2. Plumbing
    Hello, We just moved into a new house. It was built in 1960. We were testing out the washer in the basement and it seems like the drain hose is either not set up correctly or there is a clog in the pipes. When the washer switched cycles to drain water started spraying and gushing...
  3. Plumbing
    I am planning a bathroom remodel which will involve the installation of a stacking washer/dryer in the apartment where I am. I want to put the washer in a closet which is not close enough to the drain stack to let gravity do its job. Can I use an ejector pump to service just the washer without...
  4. Plumbing
    This just started happening this week in our new Chicago house- essentially whenever we run a load of laundry, it drains into the laundry sink directly next to it. The laundry sink itself has been draining slower as well. On large loads, the floor drain will completely back up and we will end...
  5. Electrical
    I hope this is the right place to put this. I would like to put a washer and dryer in my apartment - the ones I am looking at will fit nicely... except one small problem. While the washer runs off of a regular three prong 110v plug, the dryer requires one of those 220v giant plugs with 4...
  6. Building & Construction
    I have 5W x 6L closet that I am going to make into a laundry. I can get drain and water their easily. What I am worried about is the vibrations of a front loader hurting the structure of my house or cause damage to rooms below. There is 3/4 plywood as the subfloor. Would anti vibration pads...
  7. Plumbing
    This isn't exactly a plumbing issue but I didn't think any other forum here was more appropriate. We have an old concrete laundry sink from the 1930s (pictures below). We intend to keep it, not replace it. It has decades of soap scum build-up and such. I'd appreciate advice on the best way...
  8. Carpentry
    I found this picture online and wanted to recreate the 3 shelves in my own laundry room. Here are dimensions and notes about the 3 shelves I want to install: Top Shelf: 67" left wall x 137" main wall x 44" right wall My ceiling is not as high as that in the picture, so the top shelf would...
  9. Plumbing
    I am in Military housing and have just yesterday been moved to a brand new unit. After running our first load of laundry there was a terrible stink in the laundry room that has now spread to the whole house. First thing this morning I called maintenance and told them about the problem. They said...
  10. Plumbing
    I have this existing system (in black) and new plumbing I am thinking of putting in in blue(s). In Ontario with the new wet venting rules, the dark blue may not be required (but putting in all the blue isnt that big a deal). Just wondering if this is correct or what (though I need to know a few...
  11. Plumbing
    Hello, I've never asked a question here, but get SO much out of this board from reading other topics. This is really a great thing you guys are doing and your time replying is appreciated! :thumbup: I just had a G.C install my rough in and noticed that the laundry drain is hooked up...
  12. Carpentry
    Hi, We are set on getting a new laundry units, side by side type, and my wife would like to purchase the matching pedestals to store some detergents and other stuff. See link here...
  13. Plumbing
    I'm installing a laundry tub next to the washer in my main floor laundry room. These are photos of the current set up...the water comes up from the basement by hoses to the washer. Then there's this other, extra cold water copper pipe sticking up, don't know why , but I'm hoping I can use it to...
  14. HVAC
    Hi, Im renovating my bottom level of my split level home. The house previously had a large family room, a 1/2 bathroom/laundry room and a closet. The return vent for the HVAC is in the closet (which is right next to the bathroom/laundry room). I would like to move the washer dryer to the...
  15. Remodeling
    Hey all, The door from our garage leads straight into our kitchen with a wall on the right and our kitchen in an "L" shape on the left. The laundry closet when we moved in was pretty much right in front of the door, making it nearly impossible to bring groceries or any other larger items...
  16. Plumbing
    I have a six foot wall that I am putting a Stackable washer and dryer and a 3' cabinet with utility sink. I have access to 3" main drain from the second floor. I have included a drawing that I think is correct but any comments would be great. TIA
  17. Remodeling
    I am remodeling my laundry room in a 1932 house. It is in the basement and every now and again the drain clogs causing water to spill over onto the floor. I have had a few people come by to fix the problem but it is still happening - so while I work to fix this issue, I am going to also work...
  18. Plumbing
    My Laudry is in my basement and the outflow is about a foot higher than the septic line. I attempted to insert a backflow valve in the laundry outflow line, but the flow from the washing machine did not push the backflow valve open causing water to come back. Do I need a vent between the...
  19. Plumbing
    I am replumbing the laundry room in our house. I staged the fittings that I am planning on using to see if it is an okay setup. I am using a 2 inch vent (out the roof) and drain with combination tee wye fittings for the washing machine drain with a separate vent before draining vertically (also...
  20. Building & Construction
    Okay, I know the title sounds weird but let me explain. In my laundry room, I have a second refrigerator and upright freezer. They are located on an end wall that is 74 inches wide. I want to install some cabinets above these. The cabinets are 12" deep and if mounted directly to the back wall...
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