Washing nozzles and what they cost
Are you tired of looking at piles of dirty clothes lying around in every room but the laundry room? Perhaps you have wanted a traditional laundry chute, but live in a one-level house where that is not possible. Or you have a laundry chute, but objects coming from the second story tend to get stuck along the way. This is where washing nozzles can offer a solution. In fact, you have to watch some of these videos that show this amazing contraption in action!
You won’t believe the power and ease behind this design – the way clothes move through the system is a game changer for many families. But are they worth it? Here’s everything you need to know about washing jet, including the videos from TikTok that you definitely have to see to believe.
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What is a wash jet?
A washing jet is a modern washing chute that operates with strong suction. Since it does not rely on gravity like a normal washing chute, it can be installed in any room of the house and on any level. Depending on the model, you have the option of four to eight ports.
Another cool feature is that you can return the laundry back to the room it came from if desired with the additional return unit. The powerful vacuum suction really does a good job of getting the clothes where they need to be.
Laundry Jet models
- Laundry Jet Plus – This is the top model that includes eight ports and is installed in your custom cabinet.
- Laundry Jet Swift – this is the wall-mounted entry model with four ports.
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What if my children put non-laundry items through the port?
There is no doubt that children will find the washing jet super exciting and will want to test its capabilities. Of course, there’s no better way than to see what a toy or shoe (or even food they don’t want to eat) will do when sucked into the wash jet. As a kid, I actually remember that we might have figured out that a regular laundry chute was good for transporting fudge from the main level of the home to the kids waiting for it in the basement. It’s simply fun.
So what do you do to prevent unwanted objects from being sucked into the wash jet? A simple solution is to install the gates at a height that small children cannot access. The manufacturer recommends a height of 48 inches. Furthermore, the pipe being fitted includes a hard 90-degree elbow at the entrance. If a small solid object can’t make that turn, it will jam before actually entering the system. Blockages can then be removed by applying back pressure to the nearest port with something like a standard leaf blower.
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Can a jet washer be installed in an existing home?
While it’s always easiest to install piping at the time of construction, it’s fairly easy to retrofit into an existing home. The pipe will go from the attic to existing cupboard space or existing lower walls which will be practical.
Laundry Jet Cost
It’s safe to say just from TikTok reviewers alone that a washing jet is a game changer. But with the cost of pipes between $2,400 and $15,000 (not including installation and delivery), you can decide whether or not the benefits outweigh the costs. The amount you have to pay depends on the size and number of gates you go with.
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