Plumbing in the Home/Garden Hose


Can I hook up a garden hose to my washing machine
Is it ok to use a Y connector with switch

Hi Dee,
In most cases it won't be a problem. Keep in mind those wye connectors are not as strong as laundry hoses and if left on for long periods can burst unexpectedly. If it's a temporary thing you should have no problem. I would turn it off when not in use. The same goes for your laundry , it is highly recommended that the valve be turned off after you wash clothes but no one ever does. That's one of the reasons why the laundry hoses are so much stronger than ordinary garden hose.

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