Ok I have a really bizarre question. The house that I just bought did not have a laundry tub installed in the laundry room. The washer and dryer are stackable so I would like to install a tub where the washer originally went. I have figured out a way to drain the tub but I am completely stumped on how to attach a faucet to the current water lines. I figure that can split the washing machine hot and cold lines, but my question is how do I convert the washing machine hose size (which I think is 3/4 to a ¬Ω ips faucet connection? Can I just buy a reducer or will that be prone to leaks? Is the issue of straight threads and tapered threads an issue here?
You can buy a mixing valve that accomodates the hoses from the washing machine. The 1/2" water supply lines get soldered into this valve. The valve has a single lever that you just flip up for on and down for off. it's a ball type valve and they work the best. Normally by code they want you to have a 2" standpipe for the discharge hose from the washer. but since you plan on draining it into a laundry tub, you may be able to make a 2" connection. Good luck.
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