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  1. Danny5689

    Danny5689 New Member

    Hi all,

    I want to put the washing machine in the garage but will need to do the pipework. The only water pipe going into the garage is the one for the combi boiler, which is also in the garage. Would it be ok to come off the water pipe for the boiler?

    Thanks for reading
     
  2. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Yes, but dont forget the drainage from the waste .
    You can get water to any appliance, its getting the waste water away thats generally the problem
     
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  3. Danny5689

    Danny5689 New Member

    Yeah, no drainage, so thinking about using a large water butt then using is to water the plants with. Only use the WM about once a week so won't be much waste.
     
  4. Chuck

    Chuck Well-Known Member

    And you need to think about what happens when the Beast from the East returns and the garage drops below freezing.
     
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  5. Chuck

    Chuck Well-Known Member

    That's likely to be one very smelly water butt after a few weeks once a biofilm has had a chance to get going and start making hydrogen sulphide.
     
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  6. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Good god no , looks at waste water pumps
     
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  7. Darren Jackson

    Darren Jackson Plumber GSR

    Not much of a gardener myself, but won't the washing machine waste water be full of detergents and chemicals and stuff that plants do not like. Can't be healthy for them!
     
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  8. Chuck

    Chuck Well-Known Member

    The Royal Horitcultural Sociey website implies that the water from rinse cycles is okay but that the water from washing cycles is not. Probably depends on the plants. I have a small patch of alpines, which are pretty fussy, so I don't even risk tap water on them.
     
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