Washing Machine Drain Hose...

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Christian and Beccy, 28 Nov 2016.

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    Christian and Beccy

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    My Daughter has moved into a flat that has no provision for a Washing Machine. There is space for one, but fitting it would need some trickery with the drain hose.

    I could fit a new proper waste pipe underneath the units, but it's a lot of work considering it's not my flat. I'd not hesitate if it was her own house, besides the Kitchen isn't fitted particularly well so I really don't want to get any more involved that I have to.

    An easier solution would be to extend the drain hose, which I know is possible. My question is, would extending it by 3-3.5m be acceptable? Also, would it cause a problem for this hose to lay on the floor under the units, then rise up to connect to the Sink Trap?
     
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    It would be better if it could rise early and then fall as it will be less standing water for the pump to push against. Given the bore of the hose, I think you'll end up with a blockage and strain the pump. I'm assuming she has an assured short-hold tenancy. In which case the better solution you propose might well be classed as damage when you leave.
     
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