can you get a cap for blanking off one of the inlets on a washing machine ?
because we have a combi and the distance from the boiler to the WM is 5m
it's not worth plumbing the hot water, trouble is water leeks out the hot
water inlet when it fills with cold so I need some sort of cap...
anyone help ?
Usual set up is to fit the two hoses (hot and cold) and connect both to the
cold supply using a Y connector
AIUI the washer will fill front the hot supply hose, even though they are
both connected to cold water.
"Well, you won't be needing the hot hose anymore, so cut in half, remove one
of the 'nuts', insert a suitable size coin and rubber washer in it and screw
over the inlet."
works a treat and only cost 10p (c;
No, you need to get a 'Y' piece and feed both from the cold. One is normally
supplied with the machine, or you could get a replacement.
The machine probably fills from the hot line for washes of 60C or greater
and from the cold line for lower temperatures and rinses.
Modern machines use so little water, that it is rarely beneficial to use hot
fill anyway. Many machine don't even have hot fill any more.
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