Hello! I don't know where I would be without the helpful folks on this
ng. Thanks in advance.
I have a couple of questions regarding washer and (mostly) dryer
hookup. To make a long story short, we've swapped our washer and dryer
around, i.e. from dryer on the left, washer on the right to dryer on
the right, washer on the left. The reason isn't horribly important,
but I'll summarize it at the end of this for anyone that's curious.
For the washer:
1) Are the hot water/cold water hookup hoses sold in set lengths, or is
it possible to go somewhere and say "make me a set of hoses N inches
2) For custom hoses, where might I go?
3) Any special considerations when making a drain trap out of PVC?
Just an "S" shape laying on its side, as long as i consider gravity and
stuff i'm ok, right?
For the dryer:
1) It's a gas dryer, but the gas hookup is now about 54" away.
2) Is it as simple as just getting a really long (60" or 70") flex
3) Is it better to extend the hard line a few feet (with more black
iron pipe) over to the other side so that the 48" flex connection is
4) If I extend the hard line, is it possible to buy pre-threaded
sections of pipe like this in set lengths (6", 1', 2', 3', 4' etc)?
5) If I extend the hard line, should I mount the pipe to the wall, or
rest it on something on the floor?
6) What is the proper protocol for sealing the threads of any gas line
(whether I go with hard line or a longer flex)?
7) Where the gas connection is on the dryer is a bit of a tight fit
(with a wall in the way). I'm relatively sure that a flex line can
safely make the bend and still be within spec, but would there be any
objection or disadvantage to putting a 45 or 90 degree elbow on the gas
fitting so that the flex line doesn't have to bend so much?
8) I have the alumyewminium flexible dryer vent hose that came with the
dryer. Any truth to the rumor that I should always use hard duct with
gas dryer, or will this be fine?
Thanks for any and all
The washer and dryer are front-loading types, the standard 27" width
each. The laundry area where they are intended to go was about 50" in
width. When we looked at the house, the washer and dryer were
staggered, with the washer sitting out in front of the dryer (we saw a
LOT of houses like this when househunting. Did the standard width
change in the last 20 years or something?) We have since cut a hole
into a non-load bearing wall and removed two studs to make room for our
appliances to fit side by side. However, being that they are both
front loaders, the washer door was unable to clear a small piece of
wall on the right hand side (the washer door is hinged on the left, and
the dryer door is hinged on the right. It is obvious that Maytag
intended the washer/dryer to be placed with washer on the left and
dryer on the right anyways).
It's been a learning experience, but as soon as I get this completed
and it all works, the Missus will be ecstatic with me ;-)