Washing Machine Valve and Box


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Old 07-31-23, 06:27 PM
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Washing Machine Valve and Box

I want to replace my washing machine valves but would rather avoid having to redo the drywall. The two valves are connected to flexible tubing instead of copper since they can be moved a small distance easily and I've seen the same tubing on other toilets in my house.

The box appears to be caulked into the wall but I'm not sure if it's also screwed in.

Also, what purpose does the cylinder on the right serve? It's coming out of the top.


 
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Old 08-01-23, 01:39 AM
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Replace with what?

The boxes are typ attached between the wall studs with the cover snapping in place over the box.
 
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Does water ever drip from the PVC pipe in the box? Do you have a air conditioner in the attic or floor above?
 
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Old 08-01-23, 05:54 PM
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Marq:
I want to replace it with new valves since it appeared the cold water wouldn't turn completely off but playing with it and removing and reattaching the hose appeared to fix it.

Dane:
There is no water leak when connected, but when I disconnected the hose from the machine it appeared that water was still leaking from the opposite side of the hose even though the valve was turned off. No drip from the PVC, at least none that I can see behind the drywall. AC units are in the attic with ground-level condensers.
 
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"AC units are in the attic ..."
That PVC pipe might be the condensate drain from the attic mounted AC.
 
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I don't know of any way to replace the valves without cutting some drywall out.

The valves will be connected to the piping under the box, so you'll need to access that area to either crimp, cement, or whatever new valves on.
 
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Old 08-04-23, 03:02 PM
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That PVC pipe might be the condensate drain from the attic mounted AC.
That would be one monster condensate drain. What would it be for, a 100 ton RTU?
 
 

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