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 Portable clothes washer connection
Author: Anonymous User

Hi,
I have a portable clothes washer. It might be more convienient to hook in my bathroom rather than the kitchen (no room). I live in an apartment situation. Was wondering if the proper fittings exist that would enable me to run laundry hoses to the valves under my bathroom sink.
The bathroom faucet itself is not threaded at all, to enable me to hookup the washer, and also since my washer take both a hot and cold hose, I could enjoy haveing both properly hooked up both (instead of running 1 cold hose all the time), AND I imagine (but I really might be imagining things) that I'd be able to leave the hoses shut away under the cabinet and screw the hoses to the machine body whenever I wanted to use it?
Anybody at all out there who might think I am not crazy?
Thanks for any info!: )

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 Re: Portable clothes washer connection
Author: Anonymous User

There would definitly be a way to make the connection that you are looking for but would probably call for cutting into, and soldering on some additional fittings to make it fly. Also since you won't be using the usual connector you will need to set up a way to connect the drain line too.
Are you sure that your faucet doesn't have threads on the spout if you remove the aerator on the end?

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 Re: Portable clothes washer connection
Author: Anonymous User

Thank you for a reply!
Soldering huh, well, hmmm...
Yeah, the bathroom sink faucet is a standard apartment cheapo. And the nozzle relly dosen't seem to want to come off, though I'll have a look again. This washer is designed to be hooked up as a portable or permanent. It has a drain hose which is supposed to be able to be hung on the sink or whatever. But I think I see the pump on it struggling as my kitchen sink is a bit high. To hook up in the bathroom sink then let the hose deposit in that lower sink, tub or maybe even toilet(?)
Maybe a new faucet fixture? But then I'd be stuck using cold only and manually adjusting the heat of the water, then instead of having both hoses hooked up.
All well, guess I'm having a pipe dream! ; )
Thanks for all your help!

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 Re: Portable clothes washer connection
Author: hj (AZ)

You must have an unusual portable, since most only have the one water hose because they know that most areas will only have one place to connect the hose. You might look into installing a Watts type washer valve, possibly with hose quick connects added to it, that has a single handle to turn both waters on and off, since many conventional washer valves to do respond well to frequent on/off cycles.

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 Re: Portable clothes washer connection
Author: Anonymous User

Yes Thank You, I will look into that Watts type. And yes, I do have a slightly unusual portable. To make a long story short- I just said "washer" but it is actually a washer/dryer combination. IE: It washes and drys in the same bin. It is made to be a portable or permanent and is also ventless.
These do take longer to dry your clothes but it sure beats the heck out of going to the Laundromat when there is no laundry on the premisis.
There are several brands of these made.
Names such as Equator, Thor, Haier,and Quietline.I got mine second-hand on ebay!
Thanks for the info!

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 Re: Portable clothes washer connection
Author: Anonymous User

sears sells a portable washer hookup hose with drain. there is an adapter for your faucet that will allow you to hook the washer hose to it. the unused inlet is covered with a cap that should come with portable hookup hoses.

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