Washer & dryer help

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Old 07-11-12, 01:15 AM
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I want my dad 2 move my washer & dryer 2 a different part of my home. It electric. It's currently n laundry rm hoses & drain pipe r all right together directly behind washer about 3 ft up wall. The dryer I'm not worried about plug or anything he has did lots of electrical here. But the vent is about 3 inch from the base board directly behind dryer, have know clue where it goes or how 2 find out. Want both moved to garage w/hookups on that exterior wall. Garage will be enclosed so not worried about temp insulation etc. It will be somewhat closer to where my kitchen sink & dishwasher r now with a exterior door separating the space between the kitchen and new laundry room. How hard is it to move the dryer vent & the washer drain to new location. Also can he run the copper lines from my kitchen above door and back down to new hookup. Any advise would be great before I start asking for help from my dad.
 
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Old 07-11-12, 03:11 AM
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Could be talking major work for plumbing depending where plumbing is now. Same with electrical Where is panel and how are you going to get wires to where you want them?
 
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Old 07-11-12, 06:07 AM
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It is best if the new location for the dryer is on an outside wall. That way the vent can be run straight through the wall and at last resort new electrical for the dryer can be run in conduit fastened to the outside wall.

Your post is too vague to give detailed suggestions.
 
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Old 07-11-12, 06:12 AM
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I agree with the others. The difficulty factor is going to depend on things specific to your house. Running a drain line in a garage through a slab floor is going to be major work. As the garage is typically not insulated you will need to consider the possibility of the pipes freezing. The ductwork could just be abandoned.
 
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I'm going to run the wire myself through the attic and down to where the washer and dryer will be thats no problem then my dad will then take the wire that I leave dangling near the breaker box and simply attach to the current breaker it's on. The box is on the exterior of the hm on a garage wall. In the past I just run light or plugs where I need the and crawl all over attic then he connect them to a breaker or adds another breaker if needed. He had to for my bathtub. Kitchen sink is 4 ft from where I want to move them.
 
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Old 07-12-12, 03:42 PM
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I stated yes it's an exterior wall. I will run the electrical through the attic and down the wall when I tear out old Sheetrock. What about plumbing that's the main problem.
 
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Old 07-12-12, 04:54 PM
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What about plumbing that's the main problem.
Do you have any plumbers in your town? I'd call one.
 
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Old 07-13-12, 10:50 PM
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Run the wires from the new breaker in box up through attic and to where I need plugs. I'm just worried about plumbing.
 
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Old 07-13-12, 10:53 PM
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Do you think they will give me advise on if I can run the copper lines above door and back down the wall? Im not worried about installing the lines I did my shower head with four heads. I'm just wondering if the water pressure will be enough to go up and back down the wall.
 
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Water pressure should not be an issue. Rather than running copper piping I suggest using PEX tubing and renting the crimping tool. How are you fixed for the drainage piping?
 
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