Installing a washing machine or dishwasher can be stressful as there are certain things to remember before you even begin. LGR Plumbing Services are at hand for any queries or assistance yet here’s a handy guide to give you some tips on how to install a washing machine or dishwasher.
What To Prioritise When Installing A Washing Machine Or Dishwasher
First things first, consider the positioning of your washing machine or dishwasher and ensure that it is as close as possible to hot and cold pipes. Ideally, plumb the appliance close to the kitchen sink so the waste water can go into your foul/sewage draining system and not into the surface water drainage. Also, ensure that there is a 13amp socket and turn off the water supply before you begin any plumbing.
How Waste Water Is Removed
This should be relatively straightforward if the appliance is located closer to a sink. You will need to replace the waste fitting and attach the machine hose to the nozzle then use a jubilee clip to make sure the joins are sealed. If a standard waste fitting is not possible as the appliance is too far from the sink then fit a standpipe to the wall and connect this to the existing drainage system in the kitchen or even put this through a hole in the wall.
One thing to remember is that waste waste needs to go through a trap. Make sure that the waste hose from your appliance goes down the standpipe and that there is a gap between the end of the tube itself and the trap water. Finally, the waste pipe must be long enough to end below the level of the grid on the outside drain.
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