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Old June 26th 06, 12:48 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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i want to collect the discharged water from the washing machine, is
there a hose end adapter to fit a regular garden hose and where do I
find one if they exist. tia
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i want to collect the discharged water from the washing machine, is
there a hose end adapter to fit a regular garden hose and where do I
find one if they exist. tia


A garden hose will present problems. Best to plumb it to the collection tank
with PVC (same as drains use) or a large diameter hose. If you put
restrictions in the line, you will have a backup in the machine. Once
collected, you can use a smaller hose to take it to the next step.

Be aware that there are going to be a lot of contaminants in the water so
check that it is safe for your intended use.


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Old June 26th 06, 03:20 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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thanks for the tips, i was concerned about stepping the diameter down
by that much. i will head over to the home depot and see if they can
put me onto something. the intended use of the water is for shrubs.
again thanks.

On Sun, 25 Jun 2006 17:48:53 -0500, wrote:

i want to collect the discharged water from the washing machine, is
there a hose end adapter to fit a regular garden hose and where do I
find one if they exist. tia

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I would pump the washer into another container, maybe a large garbage
can maybe. Then, use another pump to pump it outside through a garden
hose or pvc pipe. Keep in mind, though, that fine holes in any
sprinkler head may get clogged by anything in the water, including
lint. Some sprinkler heads that attach to a hose have a wide opening
that will work better.

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i would use a cheap sump pump for watering, less work than pail by
pail. surround pump door screen to prevent clogging.

many detergents act as fertilizers, you may be trimming more

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On some machines the outlet of the drain hose must be above the top of
the tub or the water can possibly be siphoned out of the tub during the
wash cycle. Mine drains into a 2" pvc pipe which runs under the house to
the front yard where it is hooked to black poly pipe. Besides not
wanting to waste the water, I am on a septic tank. The yard seems to
like it just fine, though I will admit I seldom use bleach.

 




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