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#222888 2-Sep-2017 08:50
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In our new place the laundry does not have a pipe going directly into the plumbing which we've always has before and instead we have to hang the washing machine's drain hose over the sink. Does anyone have any clever ideas to keep the hose in place? Have been trying to secure it with duct tape (as in the photo below) so far but eventually this fails after a few weeks and yesterday came off during a wash and flooded the room. Any better ideas than this? It is a rented place so can't do anything too permanent like screwing into the wall etc.

 


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  #1857098 2-Sep-2017 09:05
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I'd put a couple of small eye hooks in the wall close to the edge of the sink, and secure the drain hose with cable ties through the rings of the eye hooks.

 

Actually - what I'd probably do is put the correct fitting with drain-hose connection under the sink, the part probably only costs a few dollars from a hardware shop, there's probably some plumbing regulation to say you're not allowed to DIY that (but I'd ignore it).  The other problem is small minded tight-$rsed landlords, if they have such deep pockets and short arms that they won't pay the price to set up basic fittings, I'd be looking for another flat.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1857124 2-Sep-2017 09:54
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Use the mounting loop as its intended!!  Its on backwards in that photo ie. facing us - flip it around and attach it with a water resistant screw to a fixed object. Now if you have restrictions on fixing objects you could get a small peice of wood (bunnings/mitre 10 off cuts) and silicon it to the top of the tub and then screw into that.  It would not move once silicon is dry, and can be removed when you leave.

 

 

 

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  #1857128 2-Sep-2017 10:24
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The flow from the end of the pipe will be hitting the sink and generating lift on the drain hose. This will speed up the duct tape detaching. You can reduce the upward force by curving the end of the hose around the base of the sink or attaching a curved end so the outlet flow is horizontal.

 

Alternatively, move the end of the hose further up the side of the sink by sliding it back into the drain hose mount. The reduced risk of detachment should cover the increased risk from not having the outlet deep into the sink.


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  #1857131 2-Sep-2017 10:36
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Sooner or later the hose into the sink method ends in disaster. Something will get thrown into the sink that will block the outlet. The washing machine drain stops you using the sink for anything else at the same time.

Get a replacement trap that allows the drain hose to connect below the plughole if the height of that suits the washing machine or connect another standpipe.

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  #1857133 2-Sep-2017 10:44
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Hammerer:

 

The flow from the end of the pipe will be hitting the sink and generating lift on the drain hose. This will speed up the duct tape detaching. You can reduce the upward force by curving the end of the hose around the base of the sink or attaching a curved end so the outlet flow is horizontal.

 

Alternatively, move the end of the hose further up the side of the sink by sliding it back into the drain hose mount. The reduced risk of detachment should cover the increased risk from not having the outlet deep into the sink.

 

 

Quite correct - it was the first thing I noticed in the photo. Also with YOUR present arrangement the hose will also lift on emptying because the sink fills with the waste water quicker than it can drain away so you will get a float effect on the hose.

 

Lived with this washing machine outflow arrangement for 20 years in a rental with the bottom of the hose less than half way down the inside of the tub. It never moved.





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  #1857230 2-Sep-2017 16:37

Cable tie the hose to the tub taps.





 
 
 
 


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  #1857240 2-Sep-2017 16:51
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It's a simple and cheap job to add a dedicated waste pipe down the outside of the cabinet and through the side attaching to the existing plumbing if your remotely handyman oriented, or can get a handyman in.  Prevents any issues relating to the sink.  The hose running into the sink is a disaster waiting to happen.  If it's a rental I would talk to the landlord, it's in their interest to prevent flooding damaging the property.  





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  #1857241 2-Sep-2017 16:54
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Tie it on with a bit of fishing nylon.

 

If you can put a bit more hose into the sink it will have less chance of being pushed out.

 

Maybe tie a decent fishing sinker to the nylon and that will stop it for sure.

 

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  #1857298 2-Sep-2017 18:24
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Thanks for the ideas. Have moved the hose higher up the sink for now. Will see if the landlords are willing to get a waste pipe put in otherwise investigate the other options.

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  #1857316 2-Sep-2017 19:14
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A cheap no damage solution would be to get a plastic bottle, fill with water, tie some string around the neck tightly then up and around the hose. Gravity will then hold it down.

Personally I would put an eye screw in the timber just below the stainless sink edge and cable tie the hose to that. The landlord would probably never notice but if you ask they will probably say yes as it costs next to nothing.

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