Understood. I'm just offering the general comment -- storage space
tends to get used to store things. People seldom think down the road
as to what can happen to that space (and the things in it)!
The pedestals are ~250/each so you're paying for another appliance... just
to get "two drawers". Two *containers* -- that can just as easily
"contain" water that drips into them!
In practice, the only use for the bases seems to be to elevate the appliances.
We've talked with various folks about how they use their bases and they
are largely just "junk collectors". They're not easily accessible so you
don't want to put things in them that you will need, often (sort of like
the broiler drawer under a stove).
For example, we keep our detergent, bleach, softener, etc. in a cabinet
at about chest height. So, relatively easy to reach and dispense without
havint to heft a large container up/down with each use (we reuse the
large containers with the "push-button dispensers" and small, plastic
"Dixie cups" for the dispensed solutions).
Yes. But that's not a universal truth. Here, for example, there
are *no* basements! And, we've no idea what *our* futures hold in
terms of mobility constraints, general "flexibility" issues, etc.
Wife home alone when a hose breaks or something in the washer "gives up the
ghost". How many gallons of water spew onto the floor while she tries to
figure out how to shut the water off? Ditto dishwasher.
I noticed water seeping from under neighbor's garage door, one day.
"Knock, knock -- There's water flowing out of your garage!" Broken
hose to washing machine.
Another neighbor knocked on *our* door, one day. *Her* machine was
leaking and she couldn't reach the shutoff (she's a wee bit of a thing).
We lost a flex line to the toilet late one night. Thankfully, the sound
of gushing water woke me in time to keep the leak from progressing beyond
the bathroom floor!
"Extra heavy duty, armored" water supply lines to washing machine ruptured
three days after their purchase. The jet of water was strong enough to gouge
the drywall behind the washing machine in the few minutes it took for us
to notice that this was happening (we were doing laundry at the time).
I wouldn't have been happy if I had to manhandle the washer away from
the wall just to access the stop, at the time!
Neighbor lost his water heater. Without stops on inlet and outlet, he
was without *all* water until a plumber could come out and replace it
(installing stops in the process).
Cheap form of insurance. Silly not to avail yourself of it!
On Thu, 31 Mar 2016 13:45:36 -0400, "Percival P. Cassidy"
The code for electrical dont matter where an outlet is placed as long as
it's wired properly. I really dont think it matters for plumbing either,
but I'm not 100% sure on that one. I have never seen any washer water
connections so low that thye would be covered by an 18" pedestal, but
they would still be hard to reach. Usually they are 3 to 4 ft. from the
On Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 4:43:39 PM UTC-4, email@example.com wrote:
Not true. There are requirements for where outlets have to be, what
the minimum distance between them is, etc. Kitchen counters being
just one example.
I really dont think it matters for plumbing either,
I'd be surprised if there are not requirements in the current
code for many plumbing fixtures, probably including the washer
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