Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1799 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 122


Topic # 238094 3-Jul-2018 09:35
Send private message

We've picked up a new heatpump dryer from F&P and in my ignorance assumed we could wall mount it. Turns out it's too heavy and will only work stacked with a washing machine or on its own.

 

Has anyone stacked dissimilar brands before? I could get either the F&P stacker kit or the Samsung one but don't want to have to buy both...

 

 


Create new topic

mdf

2021 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 599

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 2048061 3-Jul-2018 09:47
Send private message

We didn't have exactly the same situation, but decided that I didn't want to run the risk of crushing/deforming/denting the bottom unit. I essentially built a sturdy box around the bottom unit; the top unit rests on that rather than the bottom unit itself.


5285 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2142


  Reply # 2048103 3-Jul-2018 10:12
Send private message

Slightly off topic - can you post at some stage how you find the heat-pump dryer.





Mike

 
 
 
 


3503 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 984


  Reply # 2048119 3-Jul-2018 10:24
Send private message

mdf:

 

We didn't have exactly the same situation, but decided that I didn't want to run the risk of crushing/deforming/denting the bottom unit. I essentially built a sturdy box around the bottom unit; the top unit rests on that rather than the bottom unit itself.

 

 

Either a "box" or a big sheet of ply.... the bottom unit will be able to take the overall weight, you have just got to make sure there isn't a weak point under a foot or other heavy point...




1799 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 122


  Reply # 2048333 3-Jul-2018 14:38
Send private message

MikeAqua:

 

Slightly off topic - can you post at some stage how you find the heat-pump dryer.

 

It's pretty good really. You put damp stuff inside, and it comes out dryer... I haven't put a power meter across the lead so can't comment on real world costs yet. It's not loud, but not silent. I've got it in the shed in the carport while I figure out the laundry conundrum and it can't be heard easily through the single layer of ply and 90 mm framing the shed is made from. Feature-wise it's the same as any alternative.

 

The only reason we bought the heatpump version was because I got a specifier discount through work. This made the initial higher purchase costs less of an issue. It helps too that the room we want to put it in can't be easily vented so it was either a condenser or a heat pump version, and lets be honest, I like to buy new gadgets no matter where they go in the house.

 

 




1799 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 122


  Reply # 2048334 3-Jul-2018 14:41
Send private message

mdf:

 

We didn't have exactly the same situation, but decided that I didn't want to run the risk of crushing/deforming/denting the bottom unit. I essentially built a sturdy box around the bottom unit; the top unit rests on that rather than the bottom unit itself.

 

Yeah, I had thought about that, it's just not really what I wanted to do because it would make a lot more sense to move the machines into a corner of the laundry and that would mean getting a plumber in to move water and waste pipes which I would argue will take bugger all time to do but cost a fortune in labour anyway. I don't know any friendly plumbers who would do it for nothing. I'll have to have a think about it.


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.