Installing a Laundry Chute

Old 01-20-02, 12:41 PM
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Question Installing a Laundry Chute


I hope this is an okay forum to ask this - I have an unfinished basement and would like to install a laundry chute from my upstairs to the laundry room downstairs. Can anyone give me a breakdown on how to go about doing this? My laundry room is located beneath a spare bedroom (perhaps build the opening into the closet?) ....thanks,

Old 01-21-02, 07:32 AM
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Assuming this is a one story house, putting the laundry chute in a closet should work fine. I would start by drilling a hole in the middle of the section of the floor (in the closet) where you intend to install the chute. Probably drill it about 9" from the closet wall, and centered (front-to-back) on the depth of the closet. After you drill the hole, put a coat hanger down the hole, and go to the basement to see where it is coming through the floor.

Look to see if the proposed opening is going to hit any plumbing, electrical, or floor joists. You will not want to cut floor joists, so from the basement side, figure out where to move from the original hole to cut the chute opening. You can cut the opening with a sawz-all, or saber saw. You should frame in the area above the hole, in the end of the closet, add a small door to cover the opening to the chute, and finish with drywall from floor to ceiling of the closet.

This should be a pretty straightforward D-I-Y project.

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