Silly question for the washer plumbing

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evo_anne

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First of all, please excuse my questions if they are silly. We bought a 1950's house. The plumbing behind the washer is different. I don't know how to effectively communicate with the plumber over the phone. So I am here to educate myself. Thank you very much for your time!

I am used to a box on the wall with a red and blue valves and center drain. My experience operating the washer is pressing the power button and it washes. This house has a washer in the basement. The copper plumbing is exposed, drain is in the wall. There are two yellow valves and the drain in on the side. I don't need to touch the yellow valves, just press the power button of the washer again the it washes, too.

Question: do I need to convert the plumbing to a box in the wall? What are the pro and con of this kind of plumbing? Also, I want an emergency washer shut-off, but all products that I saw seem to be designed for the washer box style. Suggestions?
 

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If you turn the yellow handles 90 degrees when not using the machine it will shut the water to the hoses and you won't need a detector.
 

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If you turn the yellow handles 90 degrees when not using the machine it will shut the water to the hoses and you won't need a detector.
It's that simple?!!! So I actually don't need to buy a washer emergency shut-off? Thank you!
 
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