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 Temporary laundry setup with toilet
Author: Tempbasement (CA)

We are about to have our foundation replaced and basement expanded, and laundry is in the basement. Work expected to last 10 weeks or so, and I would like to avoid the laundromat as much as possible. We have an ADU with a 1/2 bath. I'm wondering if I can put the washer by the garage doors on the ADU and run a longish hose over to the toilet supply valve just to hobble through the project. Washer could drain directly onto landscape since it would be by the door, and I'd avoid bleach, etc. Just gentle, plant-safe soaps. Also understand that means no hot waahes at home, but i often wash on cold anyway. Is there a problem with this plan? We don't need the ADU toilet during this work.

(Draining to 1/2 bath sink not really an option since it will be sort of far away and sink is tiny/might not have capacity for amounts coming from washer. Also, hot water from sink not an option because sink hot water comes from tiny on-demand heater and it could not keep up with a washer. Drying will be line drying or going to laundromat for driers only.)

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 Re: Temporary laundry setup with toilet
Author: bernabeu (SC)

? drain the washer into the toilet ? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 Re: Temporary laundry setup with toilet
Author: Tempbasement (CA)

I guess I could, but i'm more comfortable draining outside to avoid overflow. And more worried that there is some issue with connecting to toilet supply. Do I need a special connector, and if so can I get one that's like...10 feet long?

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 Re: Temporary laundry setup with toilet
Author: bernabeu (SC)

[www.plumbingsupply.com]

+

[www.amazon.com]

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 Re: Temporary laundry setup with toilet
Author: packy (MA)

the hose my friend from SC shows will work fine you just need to extend it four more feet.
a 48 inch washer supply hose and a 3/4 inch hose coupling will do it
[www.homedepot.com]

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 Re: Temporary laundry setup with toilet
Author: bernabeu (SC)

packy,


the link i posted has multiple lengths available (4 through 12 feet)


tongue sticking out smiley

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 Re: Temporary laundry setup with toilet
Author: packy (MA)

didn't look..
then a kit with a 3/8 x 10ft supply will work perfectly.

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 Re: Temporary laundry setup with toilet
Author: packy (MA)

just thought of this.
you may need a hose Y washing machine connector.
just connect the adapter supplied in the DW kit to the single end of the Y hose.

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 Re: Temporary laundry setup with toilet
Author: bernabeu (SC)

yep .... good 'pick-up'

or

a hose cap for the hot connection on the back of the washer

else

'flood city' here we come

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 Re: Temporary laundry setup with toilet
Author: ArthurPeabody (NM)

I drained the washer into the toilet during a remodel. I ran a piece of vinyl tubing (7/8" OD fits snugly), inserted into the washer outlet hose (tightened a bit with a hose clamp). I jammed a short scrap of ½" PEX into the end and inserted it into the overflow tube of the toilet so it cleaned the bowl. I tried to figure out a way to keep on doing it after I finished, I liked it so much.

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 Re: Temporary laundry setup with toilet
Author: bernabeu (SC)

just hang the 'hook' of the hose on the bowl and close the seat over it to keep it in place



i would NOT use the overflow tube as it merely discharges into the bowl through the 'jet' and the 'rim holes' and may not, or may, take a washer's full discharge



the key being 'may'

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 Re: Temporary laundry setup with toilet
Author: ArthurPeabody (NM)

I had the opposite experience. At the beginning of discharge the jet of water was strong enough to push the hose out of the toilet even with the lid down. I added a clamp to weight it. On the other had the discharge through the overflow tube never overflowed. Of course I made sure the bowl wasn't clogged.

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 Re: Temporary laundry setup with toilet
Author: bernabeu (SC)

whatever works

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