|Fig.1 Laundry Port|
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Washing machine Port
Most new homes have a room specifically for the use of laundry appliances and this is the location of the washing machine hook ups. The installation is similar even if you have a home with the washing machine in the garage or on the porch. There will be a place where you find an electrical outlet, a cold and a hot water spigot and a drain line, and that will be the location for laundry appliances.
This post shows the the six steps below to install your washing machine port.
Step 1: First the washing machine needs to be near the hookup ports. Above fig.1 shows the photo shows the washing machine port in the wall. The port consists of two spigots, usually one with a red handle meaning hot hose and a blue meaning cold hose. There is also the drain for the washing machine to empty itself, the hole is usually on the left side. The drain line is usually a black pipe which measures 1 1/2 inches in diameter. The pipe can be made of ABS plastic or metal.If you are unsure what hose to use, look at the back of the washing machine and the hot and cold are stamped into the back. Some washing machine have a red mark on the hot water side, others have both colors.
Step 2: Now apply Teflon® tape to both the hot and the cold spigot threads, the tape is thin and is enough to assure that the washing machine hose threads are sealed preventing water leakage. Fig.2 shows there is no port in the wall, apply the Teflon® tape over both the hot and cold water spigots threads. Usually the left spigot is the hot and the right spigot is the cold. In some older homes the plumbing may be reversed, and a bucket needs to be placed under the water spigot to make sure the hot water is correctly placed on the washing machine.
|Fig. 2 Teflon tape|
| Fig.3 |
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Step 4: Fig.4 shows the cold side, just repeat the procedure for the hot side and the hose coupling will be finished.
|Fig.4 Marking cold hose|
|Fig.5 Laundry |
ports ready to use
|Fig.6 Moving |
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