|Posted by Deb on December 23, 2003 at 11:44:34:|
|In response to Re: Washer Installation - no existing plumbing- is it DIY-able?|
: We've just bought a house (built 1957). it has never had a washing machine installed (prev owners used it as a vacation home). How difficult is it to install the necessary plumbing? Is it something a reasonably adept DIYer could attempt, given the right tools and some good written instructions?
: We are planning to site the machine in the basement, on the wall adjacent to the main waste pipe.
: The water supply pipes are overhead from washer - would have to run pipes down and install the faucets on the wall behind.
: we have been quoted over $1800 for a plumber to install the washer plus a dishwasher - this seems like daylight robbery to me. neither of these appliances are in a very complex location - i.e. we have cut out the cabinets in the kitchen already, and the dishwasher will go right next to the sink.
: any advice welcome. thanks.
I would encourage you to get another estimate. If it is equally high, assume that there is a reason for it to be this high, like a very difficult install. There is way more to this than running a line for the washer and dishwasher to dump into. You need a vent for the washer plumbing that will need to go through the roof by itself or join with another vent.
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