Washing Machine Hook-Up Under Kitchen Sink

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Introduction: Washing Machine Hook-Up Under Kitchen Sink

I live in an apartment without washer connections. My wife and I spend about $40-$50 per month at the laundromat.  That's enough money to pay off a new washer in a year. 
There is lots of talk about attaching washers to faucets, but that doesn't allow for temperature control, or multitasking with the water.  
I wanted a good, full size, intelligent washer that would be able to do hot and cold washes.  I realized that the best solution would be to get at the water under the sink.  It took a few trips to the hardware store to come up with the best solution, and it was such a simple one.
Instead of buying a Washing Machine Hose and finding fittings that would adjust the size down to what I needed, it turns out that a Dishwasher Hose is the perfect fit.  So I just need to find the right splitter and I was in business. 

I hope this answers your dreams of having a washing machine in a rental apartment, it sure answered mine.  

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    Hi. Is there a way to do this without leaving the hoses continuously hooked up? My connections are under the bathroom sink. I have a portable washer that I want to wheel over to the bathroom and then wheel away when the washer cycle is done.

    Thanks, I enjoyed the video!

    do you have a list of parts you used you could email me? I am planning to hook a washer up in the garage and use the hook up under the utility sink. Thanks for your help

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    -Two Dishwasher Inlet Hose (yes, the dishwasher one) with a 3/8 inch female hose thread on one side, and a 3/4 inch female hose thread on the other side. This might need to be built up with a fitting the goes from 3/8 inch male to 3/4 inch female.

    -Two splitter valves 3/8 inch female to two 3/8 inch male threads
    -possible, two 3/4 inch male to male couplings
    -some moxie (if you're old fashioned)
    -other things that seem to make sense

    Parts List:

    -Two Dishwasher Inlet Hose (yes, the dishwasher one) with a 3/8 inch female hose thread on one side, and a 3/4 inch female hose thread on the other side. This might need to be built up with a fitting the goes from 3/8 inch male to 3/4 inch female.

    -Two splitter valves 3/8 inch female to two 3/8 inch male threads
    -possible, two 3/4 inch male to male couplings
    -some moxie (if you're old fashioned)
    -other things that seem to make sense