Moving a washing machine

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  • Woogs5426's Avatar
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    Hi

    i am looking into moving my washing machine to create a separate utility. Issue is there is no water or waste in area I want to move it to. Across the hallway from the area is the downstairs shower room though where there is existing pipework in the wall. I want to know if the job is possible, even if it means digging under the floor and laying pipe and then redoing the flooring. As you can see on image the utility is currently the other side of the toilet shower room but I want it directly across from it. Help and supoort appreciated. Thanks Name:  BE8763FB-8253-4407-BDD5-33EDCB7AAB38.jpeg
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  • ToolTalk1's Avatar
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    Hello
    it would be good to show 2 drawings
    1. Existing layout
    2. New proposed layout with exact position of appliance. Name the new utility Room on the drawing

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    It will go where the X is on drawing. Name:  8B8DA0E9-3C6F-47B8-95E5-2CE119446675.jpeg
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  • ToolTalk1's Avatar
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    @Woogs5426
    Hi
    i would say itís definitely possible to create a utility room when your have chosen.

    questions:
    1. Concrete floor?
    2. Wooden floor!
    3. Plasterboard walls?
    4. Solid walls?

    As you know water has to run down hill to drain, if you have a wooden floor then you may have enough space underneath to run your waste with a fall on to drain into the soil stack.
    Water supply would be straight forward.


    if a concrete floor then its still possible but a much more bigger job & more costly.

    if your walls are plasterboard then you could route both the waste & water supply in the void.
    lastly another option is a

    https://www.plumbworld.co.uk/flo-for...101425-1252983
  • Woogs5426's Avatar
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    Thanks for your reply. They are concrete floors but walls are plasterboard as they come slightly away from the neighbours external wall. Where the toilet is on the drawing is actually a shower so donít know if there is a way of using the pipe work underneath? As for the link you attached, can you explain what it is and how it works please? Thanks
  • ToolTalk1's Avatar
    Level 20
    The
    link is for a product that is able to pump waste water upwards. So for example if you had a toilet, sink or shower in a basement it would be able to pump the waste water up to where the soil pipe is.
    for your situation it would be able to move the waste water from your new utility room to the soil pipe in the bathroom.
    there are many versions choose which is best.
    it also means the pipes can be quite small.

    do some research as these can be noisy
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  • ToolTalk1's Avatar
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    @Woogs5426
    My pleasure do your research on which is the best option
    happy to have armed you with ideas, & suggestions
    keep us updated-how you progress.

    you need a good plumber in your local area, one with lots of years experience, your sure to find on checkatrade.
    read all of the reviews of whoever you choose!
    this will help you find someone who always goes the extra mile!
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    best of luck.
    the machine can pump waste water up, so also consider going up into the ceiling space across the hall into bathroom ( depending on how your joists run.