Dishwasher Installation

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Hello Guys,

Looking for some help if possible. This question I am sure is ridiculous and I know probably unnecessary but I'm struggling with installing a dishwasher, because I can't find where the water supply would come from.

Long story short, moved into a property where the sink only has room for one connector, which is occupied by the washing machine currently. Dishwasher was previously installed (apparently) and I can only think this was in the utility room, as there is a waste pipe there.

However the only pipes on show are ones running vertically to the ceiling. Technically I can connect the water pipe to this, but no water will fill as I assume that's not what it's for. However thought I would ask some experts, in case there is something else I need to do to get the water to flow!

Other than that, can only imagine the dishwasher wasn't installed previously

I've attached a picture of the pipes in question.

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Have you turned the valve on ? (after you connect the hose) Its the "screw" on the side.
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I haven't no. What tool would I need for that?

I'm really a complete novice as you can see, but I appreciate your help!
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They are the hot and cold valves installed for a washing machine. A dishwasher, and most washing machines, only use cold these days so you will have to establish which is which. The screw on the side will open the valve but be careful to only turn it on a smidge to see whether hot or cold comes out, my guess is the cold is on the right. Have a bowl under to catch the water. It might be an idea to turn your stopcock nearly off to reduce pressure whilst you do your test. It might be an idea to cap the redundant pipe see https://www.screwfix.com/p/bsp-blank-nut-x/39553 while you are fitting the DW feed.

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If the pipes go upstairs, just open a hot tap somewhere, you should feel which pipe is warmer, then do as DW says.
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