If you have rubber hoses in your laundry room, you may want to consider changing washing machine hoses to steel-jacketed ones. The steel-jacketed hoses withstand bursts more effectively, thus protecting your appliances and laundry room.
Jesse dragged me out of bed the other night to take pictures of him working what he had, in the form of steel-jacketed washing machine connector hoses (say that five times fast) that we’ve had for over a year.
Changing the washing machine hoses only took about 10 minutes, so I really don’t know what took
Jesse us so long to just do it. It’s probably because it wasn’t a dire need, there was nothing wrong with our old hoses. (Please ignore the filth that is the space behind the washing machine)
They are just rubber hoses, but the steel jacketing is better because they withstand bursts better. And I’d really prefer my hoses to not burst and ruin everything in the laundry room.
The process is super fast and easy. First turn off the water pressure for your washing machine. Test to make sure it’s completely off by turning on the machine to make sure no water comes out.
Next unplug the washer. No one wants to get electrocuted. And then detach the hoses from the wall and the back of the washer. You may need a wrench to help loosen them up. I’d also recommend having a bucket to place the ends of the hoses in because they will still have some water in them.
Wrap the threads on the water supply in plumber’s tape, just to help prevent leaks, and attach your new hoses. Simple as that!
Now we’re protected from bursting hoses and I don’t have a bag of metal hoses hanging in my laundry room. Win-win.