I wonder if anyone could help me with a query over plumbing in a washing machine. Last time I tried this, (in my old flat), it was a simple case of screwing the water pipe from the machine onto the copper pipe in the gap where the machine goes, and turning the little blue tap to let the water through. (please excuse my complete lack of any technical terminology).
This time however, (in a new flat), I have two problems. Firstly, there is a large plastic waste pipe running hotizontally across the wall, about an inch above the pipe end that has the little blue tap on it, so there is not enough room to attach the washing machine pipe to it. Also, they are different sizes. The pipe coming off the washing machine is much bigger.
Can anyone give me any advice as to how I can get round this. I expect I should be using some sort of connecting piece, but I don't know what exactly would be best for the job.