I have an older home with a dirt basement with a stone foundation. I
was considering having ther washer dryer moved down there (currently
they are in the kitchen) close to the stairs.
What I was thinking was to put some concrete blocks down and place the
machines on top of them. Next I would take some wooden pallets and nail
plywood to the tops to create a path to the bottom of the stairs.
We may eventually pour a floor down there, but we're not ready for the
expense right now (kitchen is going to be remodeled $$) So I was
wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience and what your
Check water and sewer connections.
Check dryer vent path.
If that works out, I'd build a floor for travel and for the machines
out of pallets.
That should be easier to level and to place machines than the block.
| Check water and sewer connections.
| Check dryer vent path.
| If that works out, I'd build a floor for travel and for the
| out of pallets.
| That should be easier to level and to place machines than the
Not only that, but the blocks, wood, etc. all wick water up into
them. I'd also recommend a cheap plastic vapor barrier of some
sort under the machines. Maybe one of those cheap blue tarps
they sell at the HW stores; it'll help keep rust at bay.
It is done quite often. If the wiring is according to modern standards
(proper grounds and GFCI outlets) there is minimal electrical hazard.
Dampness can be a concern and termites can destroy your temporary floor. Don
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