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 washing machine
Category list of all my articles related to connecting up a washing machine. The articles cover a very wide range of related issues - everything except the actual plumbing installation which is a plumbers job. It's well worth browsing through them, you might be surprised how interesting or useful some of them are.
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.
Before using a washing machine that has been in storage, especially for a long time, it is wise to be aware that new faults could appear so you should not just assume everything is ok and leave it running unattended. All appliances have the potential to develop a fault that wasn’t there before if they’ve... 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. If someone connects, or... continue reading.
I have an important message about misconnected appliances (washing machines and dishwashers) contributing to damaging the environment and how any one of us could be unwittingly part of the problem. This is part 2 where I describe my own experience of finding out I was “misconnected”, which will help you understand the issue more too.... continue reading.
Connecting a washing machine or dishwasher properly By “how to connect properly” I mean legally, and without damaging the environment. There is a big problem with washing machines and dishwashers being connected to the wrong drainage systems which is polluting our rivers and streams. This is part 3 of my articles on the subject containing... continue reading.