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Laundry to Landscape with HE washer

 
Caitlin von Gaertner
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Hello!

I am looking at installing a Laundry to Landscape system and I was wondering if anyone else out there has experience with High Efficiency washers and this type of system?

The output hose is much smaller and I would assume the flow is reduced on the HE machine compared to my old washer.

I just don't want to go to all of the effort of buying the supplies to find out that the water wont make it to the garden.

I have a large garage that the pipe needs to get through and then the garden is about 110 feet long.. The last output would be 140 feet from the washer- and about 4-5 feet lower than the washer output. I don't want to stress the machine- so I am hoping someone else has some insight. Perhaps you could share how the set up is different than Art Ludwigs instructions with an HE machine.

Thanks!
Caitlin
Bend, OR
 
justin bramhall
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You shouldn't have an issue with an HE washer. The length of pipe sounds a bit long though. You might be able to get away with it since it's 4-5 feet lower, but not sure. I have "T"ed off more times than what Art recommends in his book with success, so his 100' recommendation might be conservative, but it still sounds a bit too far away. No difference, though, in the set up. It works on the pressure generated from the pump, which is still strong enough in an HE washer.

Also, you shouldn't be using greywater in a veggie garden (you just said "garden" so I'm assuming you meant veggies). You should only be irrigating perennials with it.

 
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