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#238094 3-Jul-2018 09:35
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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...

 

 


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  #2048061 3-Jul-2018 09:47
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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.


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  #2048103 3-Jul-2018 10:12
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Slightly off topic - can you post at some stage how you find the heat-pump dryer.





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  #2048119 3-Jul-2018 10:24
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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...


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  #2048333 3-Jul-2018 14:38
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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.

 

 


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  #2048334 3-Jul-2018 14:41
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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.


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