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  • Dec 12, 2007, 03:02 PM
    cic3
    Moving Inside Washer & Dryer to Garage
    I recently purchased a single story home in FL. The layout of the home has the washer & dryer in the hallway. It's a narrow hallway and a small laundry space. The space really isn't conducive for a family with lots of laundry. I was considering moving the washer & dryer to the garage. The garage is right off the kitchen and would be easier to access. The garage also has a raised platform area that the washer & dryer could rest on that doesn't take away from the car slab space. But the garage is too small for a car (perhaps a mini cooper) so its basically a storage area. I am trying to determine if this is a good idea, how much it might cost and do you think there would be any issues with resell value. It's a small, cookie cutter house, so I wanted to use the current laundry space as a computer/office space to free up bedroom space. Please let me know your thoughts.
  • Dec 12, 2007, 04:49 PM
    ballengerb1
    The dryer is not any issue but the washer will require plumbing. Have you explored where you might get hot and cold water and is there a 2" drain line near the garage?
  • Dec 13, 2007, 09:57 AM
    cic3
    I was hoping that since the garage is right off the kitchen that we can somehow tap into the plumbing... plus the hot water heater is in the garage near where I want to place the washer & dryer (but not on the same section of the wall). I don't know if there is a 2" drain. I haven't gotten much further than considering hiring a plumber or contractor (not sure which one would be best for a job like this). I'm still at the initial phase of this.
  • Dec 13, 2007, 10:08 AM
    ballengerb1
    If the heater is in the garage you can pull both hot and cold from that section of your plumbing. Your washer will need a 2" drain that is trapped and vented. Get a plumber to give you an estimate and ask him exactly how/what he would do. When you see his price and compare your skill level you can decide to hire him or do it yourself.
  • Dec 13, 2007, 11:02 AM
    Tommyjo206
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ballengerb1
    If the heater is in the gargae you can pull both hot and cold from that section of your plumbing. Your washer will need a 2" drain that is trapped and vented. Get a plumber to give you an estimate and ask him exactly how/what he would do. When you see his price and compare your skill level you can decide to hire him or do it yourself.

    I did not see what part of the country this house is located. The temperature in the garage can't fall below 32 degrees. Is the garage heated? If not, this really needs to be considered.
  • Dec 13, 2007, 11:21 AM
    cic3
    The house is Florida. The garage is warm as its still 80 degrees.
  • Dec 13, 2007, 11:39 AM
    ballengerb1
    I guess the two give aways are the FL in the first sentence and the fact that the water heater is in the garage.

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