Code for washing machine inlet hookup

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Old 09-12-14, 11:43 AM
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Code for washing machine inlet hookup

I am going to move my washing machine a few feet and am wondering if it is generally required to have faucet type connect kit or can I just install an inline ball valve and have that valve as the shut off for both the washing machine and the workroom wash tub (located side by side).




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Dahl | 1/2 Dual x Hose Washing Machine Valve Kit | Home Depot Canada


by just using this below the inline valves?

Aquadynamic | Fitting Copper Male Adapter 3/4 Inch Copper To Male | Home Depot Canada
 
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Old 09-12-14, 01:26 PM
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Fitting

How do you plan to turn the water off and on with the male copper fitting?
 
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Old 09-12-14, 02:27 PM
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I'm not sure I understand your question.
If your washing machine is currently hooked up to a laundry tub sink faucet, Yes.
It is much better to supply washer and faucet directly from house supply lines.

I tried to look on line for a dual outlet valve but couldn't find a picture.
What you need is to replace existing valves with dual outlet valves. Each valve will have a 3/4" hose outlet and 3/8" compression outlet. The 3/8" side may not be what they use in Canada, but a local hardware store could help you out on that. It may be 1/2" pipe threads or other going to faucet.
I would also wait on input from others.
 
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One valve would shut off both the washer and the work sink.
The valve would be just above where the washer hose would be attached to the copper fitting.

The only down side I see is that if I need to shut water to the washer, the sink goes off line with it.

But I wonder if a separate valve for the washer is required in most places?

When I installed my daughter's washer dryer upstairs in her apt, I used an OxBox as her laundry room is a finished room, this part of the basement is unfinished and just my work area.


Typo in the drawing, it should read wash tub, not tun.
 
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Old 09-12-14, 04:48 PM
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One valve would shut off both the washer and the work sink.
Since the sink and washer are right next to each other I don't see a problem.
 
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Old 09-13-14, 08:32 AM
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Since the sink and washer are right next to each other I don't see a problem.
Thank you PJmax,
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Old 09-13-14, 10:31 AM
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hi folks -

Will there be any problem connecting a washing machine hose to the MIP threads of the copper fitting? I was wondering if the hose connection is compatible. That is, are the female hose threads straight threads? Or even if that is true, can you still connect the tapered threads of the copper fitting into the straight threads without a problem?

Just askin (You can see Im no expert. lol)
 
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Old 09-13-14, 11:28 AM
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I don't think there is enough surface area on the fitting for the gasket to seat. Your fitting is 3/4" and I believe washer hoses require 7/8". I would install a single handle control washer valve somehow so I could maintain control at the washer. Homewerks Worldwide 1/2 in. Brass MPT x MHT Dual Washing Machine Valve with IPS-VWMDUAF3B at The Home Depot
 
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Old 09-15-14, 05:04 PM
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Thanks guys,
In the end I have decided to go ahead with a 2 valve setup, the cost difference is small and it is only a little more time to solder together.
 
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