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Washing machine fitting question

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by diycider, 16 Feb 2015.

  1. diycider

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    Hi,

    I have just moved into a house which has a sink and a draining board with its own pipe to get rid of the water.

    Looking in the cupboards below there is plumbing restricting me inserting a dish washer. Please see below image.

    Is there anything I can do about this to get a dishwasher in? There was a free space to the right of these cupboards but that has been taken by a washing machine.

    Thanks!

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  3. Dan Robinson

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    I would say you are shagged, and that that plumbing is a disaster.

    Where's the trap?
     
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    :eek:

    That's not good. I guess the only option would be if we got a new sink that didn't require taking up two of the cupboards?

    I had to look that one up, I'm new to this but at least I'm learning something new! It doesn't appear to have one unless it's in the piping behind the cupboard. I highly doubt it is as looking most sinks have them directly after the connection to the sink.

    I can't smell any bad smells, would you advise adding one to both the sink and draining board outlet?

    Thanks Dan.
     
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    Is there another 600mm wide cupboard either to the left or right of those two in the photograph?

    If so could you remove one of those cuboards and put the dishwasher there?
     
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    Oh dear, as Dan says that's a bit of a dogs dinner, the design went out the window when that was being done I'm afraid.

    Ideally those sinks would come out, re-cut the worktop for a single bowl with drainer to be set in, with a new waste and pipework.

    The guts of the 2nd cupboard to the right would come out allowing the DW to be added under the drainer.
     
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    To the right there is but that's where the washing machine is. Then to the left is one of them corner cupboards.

    :unsure:
     
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    Ok thanks for this.

    If the whole hadn't already of been cut for the for the drainer I would of just got one of them ontop drainers like this.http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxNjAw/z/OVwAAOxyOeBRzyBj/$(KGrHqZ,!lgFGjrhEH34BRzyBi3N,w~~60_35.JPG

    I suppose now I will have to look for a sink / drainer combo that is big enough to cover the cut out bits in the work top. Then the taps will also need moving so they are connected under the cupboard on the left leaving the cupboard on the right totally free.

    Time to hit Gumtree to find a sink / drainer combo big enough to cover the already cut work top!

    Cheers for the advice!
     
  9. You could, as suggested buy a single bowl rectangular sink to hopefully cover the two holes but you would still have to deal with the waste which would be behind the dishwasher. You would need to remove the rear panel (which would have to be removed anyway) and move the waste so that it comes out in the left hand unit.
     
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    Usually the round sinks have a smaller cut out (wdth x brdth) than the standard square sinks with drainer, it would all be down to the overall length. Usually the single with drainer use a 1000mm unit and looking at yours I guess they are 2x600mm units so it may fit into the current space, measure the 2 round ones end to end.

    Re-routing the waste and supply would be the only other thing as mentioned but a reasonable plumber shouldn't have an issue with that.
     
  12. As above but don't forget that the centre of your new sink needs to be to the left of the centre support to allow for the tap tails.
     
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    Yes the width is 940mm and the height 45mm so at least that's something.

    Do you have any idea what I will be looking at to get a plumber to sort this mess out?

    Cheers
     
  14. Me personally - around £100
     
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    Where are you based? :)

    Any tips on finding a reliable plumber that wont rip me off? New to the area so don't know many people yet!
     
  16. Essex, sorry!

    Really only word of mouth. You will just have to ask around in shops etc.
     
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