how to increase the length of the intake hose for my portable washing machine

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Old 10-20-17, 01:56 PM
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how to increase the length of the intake hose for my portable washing machine

I am truly baffled with how simple it is to find an extension hose kit for the drain hose on a portable washing machine, but there is no such thing when it comes to the intake hose for a portable washing machine.

I am trying to extend both the intake hose and the drain hose so that I do not have to move the washer at all. The intake hose connects at the top of the machine with a sort of elbow joint. It is not a sharp right angle, but a small plastic tube that curves slightly. I will include an image:

I'm thinking I would have to remove this hose and connect the extension directly to the washer because the existing hose has the snap-on connector that connects to the faucet; but with this elbow joint, it is just going to put a kink in the whole idea. I probably need 6 to 8 feet extra hose length.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 
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Usually extending the drain line will cause sluggish draining issues. There are no extensions available that I'm aware of. You can buy the hoses in bulk but the ends will need to be custom.
 
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Can you post an image with the white connector removed, so we can see what it's connecting to? What does the other end go to? An aerator adapter?
 
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Here are some images of the intake hose. The hose is 44" long not including the elbow connection at one end; with the elbow connection it might be about 46" long.

The image that shows the measurement for the opening is not a true image. The opening is 1" exactly, I don't think the image really shows that.
 
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The pictures are a little help, but the threads aren't visible. I'm pretty sure all you need is a garden hose, which is obviously one male and one female end.
Garden hose threads are the standard on washing machines and hose bibs. They are also used on "new style" dishwasher elbows.
The standard name is 3/4" hose threads.
 
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Sure does look like hose threads, but the last image looks like it might be a quick-connect. If it is hose thread, you could use any washing machine hose -- you can get them with a 90 on the end if you need that.

Could you post images of what the hose connects to?
 
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It's not hose threads.... it's a quick disconnect and be seen in her other thread.

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If it is a hose bib you can get a garden hose rated for potable water (hot and cold) and put a extension between DW and present hose. Just cut hose to length and put right end on it.
 
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Here is an image of the connection piece on the washer, and also one for the faucet snap-on connection I'm using.
It just seems there should be a portable washing machine intake hose at 6 or 8 feet instead of the less than 4 feet that came with the washer.

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May I try to eliminate some confusion? The snap on connector works fine, correct? You had posted another thread re: the snap connector.

If all you want is a longer hose, a garden hose is all you need. Once again, I am pretty certain those are 3/4" hose threads. The hose will be connected from the washer to the 90 connector you have.

Pugs brought up a good point, the hose must be for potable water, a regular garden hose might not be.

You can't use a regular washing machine hose because those have female threads at both ends.
 
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Yes, the snap-on connection works, so far. If you read the entire post you should have gathered the query was about disconnecting the snap-on connection without getting the built-up water pressure sprayed out. The problem was solved.

The problem I have with trying to use the washer's original intake hose as a connecting piece at the end of another hose is that elbow part of it. It will not be a smooth connection.

Is there a way to use two regular washing machine hoses by using a coupler of some kind to connect them, and then I would need the female part of the snap-on connection to put on the end of the second hose?
 

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I really don't see how anything at 3/4" can work with this connection that is definitely 1" across.


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Old 10-23-17, 03:35 AM
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Do you have a garden hose or can borrow one to try on connection? Your hose has a 90 fitting on it that can be cut off, The problem with that is getting a coupler to fit the hose.
 
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In plumbing, threads aren't measured by the outside diameter of the thread -- it's measured by the inside diameter of the pipe that's threaded. And there's no telling for certain what that thread is from looking at a monitor. You should take that extension hose to your helpful hardware man and try different things, until you know for certain what it is. Don't force parts together unless it's tapered thread (which this isn't). My guess is that a short garden hose will work as an extension. It would have to be rated for hot potable water.
 

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I'm ordering some things from Amazon in 2 or 3 weeks. I'll let you know how it goes.

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Some of your links don't work.

You could also change your aerator from a snap in connector to male garden hose threads, if you didn't plan this already. You will need to bring your aerator to the store in order to match up the faucet side of the threads.
If a standard aerator adapter doesn't fit your faucet, there are also separate adapters to convert the threads to the hose aerator. You would have 2 adapters to make it fit.

Danco Garden Hose Aerator Adapter (9D00010522) - Aerators & Adapters - Ace Hardware
 
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I've started something else, and it's just one big headache.

Since the quick release adapters have no aerator, I decided to purchase a split faucet adapter, which works, but it hangs to low.

I have a Peerless gooseneck faucet model P99694LF in chrome

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that would help, but it is completely opposite for adapter connections. It has the male threads on the faucet, which means I need different adapters. Because the inside of the faucet is only about 1/2 inch; all the adapters I have are to big to fit the male threads on the faucet.

Do you know about these things?
 

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