It's me again.
I know, you missed me and my pearls of wisdom.
Today, I want to talk second floor laundry rooms and even remind you about something.
First, the reminder. It seems fitting that if we are talking laundry rooms, I should remind you that having your PM install the dryer vent higher on the wall so that the dryer hose can be attached AFTER it's moved into place is a fantastic idea. One that I wish I would have thought of BEFORE I moved in. But, hind sight is 20/20 and I didn't discover this morsel of ingeniousness until I had to hook up my dryer. What a pain in the .... any way. Some have heeded my warning and had the vent moved up. Lucky.
Moving on. The Ravenna has a second floor laundry. My wife enjoys the proximity and I like not having to lug several baskets overflowing down two flights of stairs to the laundry dungeon.
BUT, did you know that you COULD deal with house shakes when the washer is on it's spin cycle? I should preface by saying this seems to limited to certain front loaders. Do you know one of the worst offenders of high speed shakes? The LG Trom series. Wanna take a bet which I own? Winner winner chicken dinner.
So we move in, hook up the washer and start a load. When it gets to the high speed cycle, it sounds like a helicopter is hovering over the house, and everything is shaking just a bit. A little research and it's not uncommon for second floor laundries to have this issue.
I blogged a recommendation to have your PM nail in some cross bracing under the washer during the build as a precaution. Again, wish I would have known during my build. Hindsight gets me again.
I took it off the pedistal, added anti-vibe feet, shoved swimming noodles between the washer and wall/dryer. We got some improvement, but left something to be desired.
The current solution.
We had two choices. Buy a new washer ($700 +) or buy a 0Vibe washer stand.
We decided the stand was worth the cost.
We received it last weekend and have done several loads. It's not perfect but there is enough improvement to believe it's worth keeping and not returning.
We will go through another round of laundry this weekend and make our final mind.
move dryer vent up
some washers cause shaking houses more then others
LG Trom is evil
0Vibe stands are expensive and do not make a good birthday gift for your wife.
the couch is comfortable