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Anyone help please?

Are there 'Y' type fittings you can buy to enable a washing machine and dishwasher to use the same inlet hose and also the same waste outlet. They will be situated next to each other. I have a had a quick look round but can't find any.

I am trying to save my dad another job...the dishwasher is waiting to be plumbed in and from past experience is likely to be there a while if I wait for him to do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Something like this then for the inlet.

http://www.screwfix.com/prods/15272/Plumbing/Washing-Machine-Accs/Washing-Machine-Y-Piece-BSP


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I dont think "Y" connecting the wastes is a good idea, you risk pumping the dishwasher waste into the washing machine - nice :shock:

It should be relatively easy to fit a standpipe with trap for each unit though?

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I dont think "Y" connecting the wastes is a good idea, you risk pumping the dishwasher waste into the washing machine - nice :shock:

It should be relatively easy to fit a standpipe with trap for each unit though?

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I have connected two wastes to the same downpipe. Never had one pump into the other. The only thing to watch out for is both machines emptying at the same time - it could cause the waste to overflow. So we just make sure that when one is on, we dont use the other.

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The Y piece above will allow you to fill both appliances from the same outlet, for the waste you need to purchase a waste similar to HERE but with two inlets


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Don't connect the appliance waste after the trap. When the appliance pumps waste water it will suck the water out of the trap & you'll get smells.

Gasspark's connector is the right way to do it.

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You need a 40mm sink trap with two spigots similar to a McAlpine WM11 or if you have a standpipe type trap you need a McAlpine V33WM to sit on top of it. 'Y' pieces for splitting the cold feed are easily available from DIY outlets.


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