Extending pipework to plumb a washing machine in an outhouse

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  1. Golfball

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    Hi there - !st post so easy now ;)

    I have just built a wooden shed about 12 ft from my kitchen window with the idea of putting the washing machine in it

    The electrics are all sorted but I basically need to bring the pipework from under the sink , under the house floor, out across a concrete yard and up into the shed to the machine

    I have researched a little and was planning to come off the original T's which feed the hot and cold to the machine and run into Hep 2 O pipe and bring this out into a track in the yard and up into the shed

    Is there any simple method you can recommend and anything in particular I should or should not do?

    Thanks for any future help and remember I aint a professional so treat me as such if you could :LOL:

    Cheers
     
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    dont bury any joints , insulate the pipework, put a frost heater in the shed ;)
     
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    Thanks Kev - any advice on the connection side of things - ie going from 15 mm copper to Hep 2 O and back up again is no bother surely ?



    Cheers

    ps - Shed is fully insulated with 50mm polystyrene and 3/8 exterior ply

    Any advice on the type of insulation for the pipework under the concrete?
     
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    comression fittings and dont forget the inserts

    good insulation "armaflex "
     
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    Cheers mucker
     
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    sorry to be an arse but isn't there a speedfit fitting which will connect the washing machine hose type fitting on the copper T to a Hep 2 O pipe (15mm as well I presume or is 22 better?)

    This would avoid compression fittings ?

    Ta
     
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    washer valves are usually compression hence

    i suppose there is some of the regulars will tell you ;)
     
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    Yes that was a ****tesque question lol

    What I meant to refer to was that I think I have seen a speedfit appliance tap which can connect directly into the valve of the T then run into a Hep 2 O pipe - or is this nonsense?

    Is 15 mm Hep the optimum?

    Remember - You need us thickos to feel important
    ;) ;) :oops:
     
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    You can get Speedfit isolating valves, sure. The all plastic ones don't last long at all though - the screwdriver slot gets chewed. Use a normal stop cock. Compression is very easy to do!

    DOing what you want would be against the regs in England! You could just provide an outside tap and screw a normal WM hose onto that - 3/4" thread. Then in winter you keep the hose indoors!
     
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