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washing machine drain/waste hose

Postby lisacogger » Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:20 pm

I want to move my washing machine from one end of the kitchen to the other. My machine came with a 1.5m waste/drain hose but I need it to be approx 6m. Can i just extend it? if so how?

If not what are my options?

Any help very much welcome.
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Postby nitro23456 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:17 am

you need to re-route your waste closer to the washing machine. shouldnt really be any more than 3 metres tops.
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:53 pm

yes, move your waste pipe closer to the machine, do not lengthen the machine hose - the pump on your machine may not be designed to pump the waste that far through a narrow hose and you could easily burn it out.
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