In my previous article I warned about potential problems if an appliance is pushed in behind flooring and underneath a worktop. It happens surprisingly often. Read the full article here – fitting floor tiles in front of appliances. If you already have an appliance that is stuck, and you cannot get it out over the... continue reading.
Installing & Connecting a Dishwasher
You need to be mindful when fitting floor tiles in front of appliances. The same applies for laminate floor, or any flooring that raises the height of the floor in front of the appliance. Many people try to save money and effort by not fitting their flooring behind appliances. But I’ve seen a lot of... continue reading.
What is an aqua stop hose and do you have to use it? The words aqua, and stop, are used by a variety of companies covering different products. They all try to “stop” damage from leaking water in various situations. So-called “aqua stop” systems in appliances can combine more than one leak detection system including... continue reading.
Comments from another article have ventured into the subject of whether you can connect a dishwasher to the hot water supply instead of the cold. This doesn’t appear to be a clear-cut yes or no answer and there is conflicting advice even from dishwasher manufacturers with some claiming it’s more economical, and others saying it’s... continue reading.
Can a washing machine (or dishwasher) pump up from a basement up to the grate? There’s no guarantee any washing machine will pump this far up as they are all only designed to pump a few feet. Most will pump higher, but at a reduced rate. There’s no need for manufacturers to make any washing... continue reading.
Plumbing “misconnections” occur in various places around the house which can cause river pollution and contribute to flash flooding. However, my concern is focussed on washing machines and dishwashers. It surprised me, and may surprise you to learn that any one of us could be inadvertently contributing to damaging the environment. Read this article to... continue reading.