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    DIY Junior Member jaretj's Avatar
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    Default Under Counter Washer and Dryer

    I am remodeling my laundry/mud room and am adding a sink base cabinet next to the washer and dryer. The washer/dryer will both be front loading, so I would like to extend the counter over the units. My question is this; Where do I plumb the on/off valves and drain for the washing machine? Can I plumb the hot/cold supply like a dishwasher in the sink base cabinet and leave the drain behind the unit under the 38" counter top? Any help here would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    As usual, I'll leave the definitive ruling to the experts, but a 42" standpipe seems to be a common requirement (2" diameter). I just built a "formal" laundry room and used one of those all-in-one in-wall washer thingies with a single-shutoff hot & cold faucet, and a drain. I think I mounted it pretty high up (~ 48") to accomodate the standpipe. My washer & dryer are about that high anyway, so it worked out OK.

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    I think the standpipe is only at 36" currently. If I were to move it up, I could not put a counter over the top of the machines because I would have no place to route the hoses. I know I have seen pictures of washer/dryers with a counter over the top and no hoses above the counter. I just can't figure out what is an acceptable method of plumbing them under the counter.

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    a washing machine standpipe under the UPC is 18-30 inches.

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