WASHING MACHINE OTULET HOSE - OPTIONS?

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New washing machine delivered today and I have connected the hot and cold hoses to the appropriate pipes via the washing machine valves.

I'm doing the waste now and have 2 choices - to use a p trap from my sink with a spigot - and push the waste hose on to this and tighten with a jubilee clip or i can use a standpipe and run it into the gulley outside.

I have heard that the stand pipe way is best ? was reading a while back (can't remember where though) that they are less smelly? is this true?

another thing, if the outlet hose is not looped up high enough on to the sink trap spigot, will sink waste go into the washing machine via the waste hose, and vice versa?

any thing on this would be great guys.
 
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personally i can't stand standpipes if they block they overflow and i think they are more smelly than into a trap.
where as if the sink trap blocks it comes up into the sink.
no sink waste won't go down into the wm
 
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well it seems easier for me to cut the spigot end of and attacth the hose. i do not know why the spigots were supposed to be more smelly.. maybe a mis print?

ok i will go for the spigot - how high should i look the hose before it attaches to the spigot end though? it advises 600mm but i don't have that amount of height available under the sink!? anything i can do? will it be ok?
 
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your spigot should be around 600mm from the floor if direct under the sink waste.
 
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oh i see, i thought it was meaning the distance between where the hose hook loops up and the spigot!? so im ok then?
 
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ok thank you for helping and giving me your advice. I will get onto it this afternoon when I buy some jubilee clips.. I am guessing B & Q or Wickes (both near me) sell them, maybe in packs?
 
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use the hook (usually provided with the hose / machine) and hook it up under the sink (screw to back of cupboard, etc). this helps the pumped water from the machine flow away better - less chance of any bit pumping up and into sink.
 

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