- 1 How do I get my washer and dryer closer to the wall?
- 2 How do you move a washing machine to clean behind it?
- 3 How far away from the wall should a washer and dryer be?
- 4 How much space should be between washer and wall?
- 5 Can I run a dryer vent inside a wall?
- 6 Can my washer and dryer be touching?
- 7 What type of dryer vent hose is best?
- 8 Can you move front load washer without shipping bolts?
- 9 Can one person move a washing machine?
- 10 Does a dryer have to be vented outside?
- 11 Can I use PVC for a dryer vent?
- 12 How can I vent my dryer without outside access?
How do I get my washer and dryer closer to the wall?
If your dryer has side exhaust capabilities, you can move the dryer close to the wall, relocate the exhaust opening through the wall and reroute the vent hose to give your dryer a close fit in the laundry area.
How do you move a washing machine to clean behind it?
The best way to pull a washing machine out, is to open the door and get hold of the door opening at the top of the door seal. Then lift the washing machine up and pull it forward on its back feet.
How far away from the wall should a washer and dryer be?
Around six inches of space behind your washer and dryer is ideal. Space can be saved behind a dryer by installing a periscope dryer vent. This helps ventilate the areas quickly and thus allows the dryer to sit closer to the wall.
How much space should be between washer and wall?
We recommend at least 25 mm (1 inch) of clearance on all sides, 150 mm (5.9 inches) of clearance at the back, 50 mm (2 inch) of clearance at the front and 432 mm (or 17 inches) at the top. Remember that when it comes to clearance around the washer, more clearance is better than less.
Can I run a dryer vent inside a wall?
Dryer vents should not be installed in ways that make them difficult to clean and inspect. Any vent in a wall cavity should be made of solid metal, with all joints sealed with metallic tape. When possible, it is safer to have vents exposed, as short as possible, made with metal duct with a minimum of bends.
Can my washer and dryer be touching?
While the washer and dryer can touch each other and the walls on each side of the appliances, leaving at least 1 inch of space between the sides and the appliances allows you to move the appliances if necessary. You can use sliding or folding closet doors to hide the appliances when not in use.
What type of dryer vent hose is best?
Flexible transition hose between the dryer and the wall outlet should be either the foil type or the aluminum flexible duct (most preferred). Do not use the plastic or vinyl. Concealed ducting must be rigid metal (galvanized or aluminum) duct.
Can you move front load washer without shipping bolts?
It is not recommended that you move front load washers without shipping bolts, and it can damage the machine. If you cannot use shipping bolts, you‘ll want to make sure there’s no water in the bottom of the tub, and fill it with furniture blankets.
Can one person move a washing machine?
Moving a washing machine or moving a washer and dryer combination requires preparation and planning. Washing machines need to be disconnected and drained properly before a move. Washing machines can also be quite heavy. Although it is possible to move a washing machine by yourself, it’s safer and easier to get help.
Does a dryer have to be vented outside?
Because they emit carbon monoxide, gas dryers absolutely must vent to the outside. Ideally, electric dryers also should vent to the outdoors. Unfortunately, structural challenges and other issues sometimes make venting a dryer inside of the home seem easier and more appealing, and some landlords may require it.
Can I use PVC for a dryer vent?
While PVC is meant for plumbing and venting applications, PVC is not approved for venting a clothes dryer and should not be used for this application. PVC pipe can allow a static charge to build up; this static charge can ignite the dryer lint leading to a fire.
How can I vent my dryer without outside access?
An indoor dryer vent is typically used in spaces without outer wall access. Instead of running through a wall or window, an indoor dryer vent blows into your laundry room, using a filtration system to capture rogue lint.