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Washing machine hose waste connection?

Washing machine hose waste connection?

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cjs

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5,870 posts

148 months

Wednesday 11th August 2010
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Just redoing the waste at home, I have now got a new connection going straight into the sink 'U' bend. The hose has a rubber end which appears to fit tightly over the stepped waste adaptor, is this adequate? Or do I need a jubilee clip to stop it coming off under pressure?

Dave_ST220

8,226 posts

102 months

Wednesday 11th August 2010
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Ours have always just pushed on & never leaked.

Simpo Two

63,049 posts

162 months

Wednesday 11th August 2010
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Waste water has no pressure as such, but there's often a spring clip provided which you may as well use.

Busamav

2,954 posts

105 months

Wednesday 11th August 2010
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I put a jubilee clip over it just to be sure .

SeeFive

4,311 posts

130 months

Wednesday 11th August 2010
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Busamav said:
I put a jubilee clip over it just to be sure .
Belt and braces sounds good when dealing with waste water in wooden cabinets. I do the same.

oOTomOo

575 posts

88 months

Wednesday 11th August 2010
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Hold the pipe over the sink, then turn the washing machine on, feel the kick back on the pipe when the water starts spurting out.

Let me know if you're still considering not putting a clip on it.

T

cjs

Original Poster:

5,870 posts

148 months

Wednesday 11th August 2010
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I think I'll go shopping tomorrow for a jubilee clip, I have run the machine and the hose did not leak or pop off, but you never know!!

Ricky_M

5,577 posts

116 months

Wednesday 11th August 2010
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I always put a jubilee clip over them for peace of mind. Washing Machine waste pumps have a fair bit of force on them.

garyhun

18,323 posts

125 months

Wednesday 11th August 2010
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Always just taped mine on for extra safety.

oOTomOo

575 posts

88 months

Thursday 12th August 2010
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garyhun said:
Always just taped mine on for extra safety.
Hehe, Tape, well known for holding in wet conditions...!

RedLeicester

6,467 posts

142 months

Thursday 12th August 2010
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oOTomOo said:
Hold the pipe over the sink, then turn the washing machine on, feel the kick back on the pipe when the water starts spurting out.

Let me know if you're still considering not putting a clip on it.

T
Ours just hangs into the sink until the house is replumbed. It doesn't so much as flinch when the waste water exits. confused

Dave_ST220

8,226 posts

102 months

Thursday 12th August 2010
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& ours was happliy in place for 7 years with no clip. If it's tight as a ducks ass to get it on it won't come off. Use common sense, if it pushes on easily it can come off easily! Oh, & don't overtighten any clips or ironically it will leak!

oOTomOo

575 posts

88 months

Thursday 12th August 2010
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RedLeicester said:
oOTomOo said:
Hold the pipe over the sink, then turn the washing machine on, feel the kick back on the pipe when the water starts spurting out.

Let me know if you're still considering not putting a clip on it.

T
Ours just hangs into the sink until the house is replumbed. It doesn't so much as flinch when the waste water exits. confused
Possibly depends on the washing machine.. Mine has got 'a bit of a kick'

Engineer1

10,479 posts

106 months

Thursday 12th August 2010
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Put a clip on if it does leak you will only find out when it has flooded your room and ruined the cabinet.

freecar

4,212 posts

84 months

Thursday 12th August 2010
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Engineer1 said:
Put a clip on if it does leak you will only find out when it has flooded your room and ruined the cabinet.
Unless you've got half a brain and test all plumbing connections you've made before thinking you've finished.

For the record, I use the little spring clip that comes with the waste, nothing more.

Gareth79

3,105 posts

143 months

Thursday 12th August 2010
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Mine didn't come with a clip, but the fit onto the u-bend inlet was pretty poor so I put a jubilee clip on it. It would cause a bit of a mess if it fell off!

GreenDog

2,143 posts

89 months

Thursday 12th August 2010
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I usually smear a bit of silicon onto the stepped connector before putting the hose on (no jubilee clip). It's always been ok.

garyhun

18,323 posts

125 months

Sunday 15th August 2010
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oOTomOo said:
garyhun said:
Always just taped mine on for extra safety.
Hehe, Tape, well known for holding in wet conditions...!
If it's on the OUTSIDE of the hose it never gets wet tongue out

King Herald

20,089 posts

113 months

Sunday 15th August 2010
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freecar said:
Engineer1 said:
Put a clip on if it does leak you will only find out when it has flooded your room and ruined the cabinet.
Unless you've got half a brain and test all plumbing connections you've made before thinking you've finished.

For the record, I use the little spring clip that comes with the waste, nothing more.
And remember, if it does fall off and drop to the ground, and your washing machine is still on rinse, and you are out for the day, it will continue to pour water into the washing machine, and thus out of the hose, until the floor/door/walls collapse and the neighbours call 999.

The only thing that stops water running out of your machine is that hose held up above a certain height. There is no stop valve on the outlet, just a level switch inside the machine that tells the machine to stop filling when it reaches a certain height. If your drain hose falls down, the water will never reach that certain height, hence it keeps flowing and the floor/wall/door collapsing. biggrin

Simpo Two

63,049 posts

162 months

Sunday 15th August 2010
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There are two issues there. One is the connection to the waste; the other is the loop jobbie screwed to the wall. You're assuming the whole caboodle comes detached I think.

So - a WM with the drain hose on the floor will keep running for ever? That seems a bit of a design oversight.