Plumbing Question

Is it possible to move outdoor plumbing for a washing machine inside the house?

At the moment there is only external plumbing for the washing in an 'outdoor utility area'. Unfortunately it gets quite damp there and it would be far easier having the washing machine inside. Is it possible to move the plumbing from the outside of the house to the inside of the house? It would be on the same wall just inside and a bit further down. Many thanks.

8 Answers

As long as the cold water pipe is WELL insulated against frost damage, from your brief description I see no reason. Use 13mm Wall, 15mm Bore, Self-seal Armaflex pipe insulation.

See link:

http://www.insulationandlagging.co.uk/Pipe-Insulation-Lagging/13mm-Wall-Armaflex-Self-Seal/13mm-Wall-15mm-Bore-2m-Length-Self-seal-Armaflex.html

Answered 10th Aug 2014

Boiler Homecare

Member since 6 Jan 2010

Hi it should be a pretty simple job for a plumber to sort out for you, so long as he can get the waste water into a drain it is quite simple.

Answered 10th Aug 2014

Stronghold Construction Ltd

Member since 16 Jul 2014

Shouldn't be a problem you can probably refit mains stoptap in side property, if not just insulate with rock wool and bow in. 😃

Answered 21st Apr 2016

Just Gas Services

Member since 17 Aug 2015

As long as there is enough space for the machine and suitable pipework it should be ok.An electric point will obviously be needed as well. The pipework may have to be insulated also.

Answered 8th Nov 2016

Capricorn Heating & Plumbing

Member since 23 Feb 2016

It's a very simple job.
You only need a cold water supply which can be taken from under the sink.
You can then change the trap on the sink so it has a connection for the waste from the washing machine.

Answered 11th Jun 2017

Complete Plumbing

Member since 5 Jun 2017

Yes you can move the outdoor plumbing inside. It should be a pretty simple job as described above. Hope it goes well for you

Answered 19th Aug 2017

Draig Plumbing

Member since 21 Jul 2017

Hi there, this is a simple job if there is an adequate drain for the waste of the washing Machine. You would just need to T into the cold feed and use a double check valve then washing Machine valve to connect onto and run the waste pipe off a washing machine trap with the correct fall into a drain.

Answered 5th Sep 2017

JGI Plumbing

Member since 5 Sep 2017

Yes it very simple mate just drill though the wall and fix the pipes and connect to the drain

Answered 30th Sep 2017

Alb Plumbing And Handyman

Member since 19 Sep 2017

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