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I live on the 23rd floor of a tower block and have recently had my flat refurbished. The housing association have put in connections for a washing machine.

Is is worthwhile getting one installed given how high up my flat is? Will I suffer endless problems with low water pressure? Anyone with any experience of this matter would be most welcome to comment.

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If anyone has had experience it would be nice to hear their comments but my thoughts are, if it's unsuibtable for a washing machine they presumably wouldn't have installed plumbing for one so it ought to work OK or I'd complain. Hopefully a friendly neighbour could let you know how they manage. If you don't know anyone it might be a nice ice breaker to ask. :)


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If water comes out your taps, it is adequate for a washing machine. It simply takes in water until the required level is reached. If the pressure is low, it will simply take a little longer to fill.

When it comes to water mains in blocks of flats, they usually have a separate feed for each floor, to keep the pressure high enough. Otherwise, if everyone took a shower at the same time, there would be just a drizzle.

I lived on a 15th floor many years ago and some maintenance work had to be done to the water supply. Each floor was done at a time.

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Unfortunately that's no loner the case edd. I wrote an article explaining the problem a while back. If the washing machine doesn't take in enough water within a strict time period most will now abort the wash with an error code - Low water pressure and washing machines


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