Washer valve box too low


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Old 05-15-24, 07:16 AM
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Washer valve box too low

Bought a new front-loading washer on a pedestal. It is hard to reach behind to turn the water on/off with each wash, which I always do. Presently using small step stool to reach over & behind. Is there an easier way? Special handles? I don't want to have to move the valve box higher up the wall.
 

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Turning the water off between loads seems unnecessary to me. In all my many decades of life, I have never done that and never had a problem.

If you're afraid a rubber water hose might burst, get a pair of the metal-reinforced ones. They'll probably outlive you.

https://www.acehardware.com/departme.../hoses/4599239
 
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Can you get longer hoses and move machine to either side of valves?
 
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No, wish I could, thank you. Space is limited to room for only washer & dryer
 
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You can extend the handles if you feel creative and have some metal working skills. You can recreate how a steering wheel in a car works. A handle at the top, then a shaft and a universal joint connecting to your valve handle. A bit Rube Goldberg but it can work.

There is a washer valve that has a single lever to shut off both hot and cold. You could attach a simple extension lever to the handle and pull it up or down to control the water.


There are also automatic valve control boxes you can install.

 
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Turning the water off between loads seems unnecessary to me. In all my many decades of life, I have never done that and never had a problem.

If you're afraid a rubber water hose might burst, get a pair of the metal-reinforced ones. They'll probably outlive you.

https://www.acehardware.com/departme.../hoses/4599239
 
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