Hello original Godfather,
I do not doubt the quality, efficiency and wonders of your SQ distributor.I hope he follows this BB and appreciate the free publicity you are giving him and will continue to provide you not even the same but better services and prices. Now stop kissing his . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . hand.If he is the best of the best in your opinion, he should be able to provide you with a trustworthy contractor / plumber <worked before in past installations> who will solve your problem with the least cost and in the shortest possible time and above all thinking that in the future you will replace your last top loaders for front loaders. Both your SQ distributor and contractor / plumber should be thinking about not only your future installation job but their future sales to you if they provide you with the best of their knowledge and advice.
Talk to him / them he might have a solution for you
Here is a scheme of what I would do if I were you,
Email me if you have some questions.
Hello Larry A,
It is a local government requirement in Mexico City.
Must have at least 6 inches of PVC pipes in a concrete trough or drowned underground in cement.
I had gone a little further and had installed exposed 10 inches pipes to avoid any clogging and to see now and then how the pipes are resisting any damages by earthquakes and avoid the underground spill of contaminated water and have a number of lawsuits and endless fines.
Supposedly it is to avoid or to prevent odors inside the store and the dirty water of the washing of any type of clothes can contaminate the store´s environment / clientele´s health in the laundry before they are discharged into the city´s sewer previous treatment.
Once a year a study must be done by an independent company authorized by the government for the quality and quantity of water thrown into the drainage. We must keep records to either reduce water disposal charges or hefty fines or install a wastewater treatment equipment prior to final disposal into the city´s sewer.
I strongly feel that it is a question of the authorities to charge more for the construction rights / permits and the dirty wastewaters. Like putting more obstacles for the entrepreneurs to facilitate the "mexican grease the palms / lubricate system gear" of corrupted city official looking to receive more or bigger bribes.
I like your idea " BEAMS STRAIGHT DOWN THE LINE FRONT CENTER AND REAR FOR THE FULL ROW OF MACHINES "Can you elaborate more about the Steel Beams straight down the line?
How do you manage the steel beams, if you have this layout from the entrance to the store to the back in two rows of washers back to back with 1.90 mts. or 74.8031 inches or 6.2336 feet bulkhead width.
Row number 1: 1 each 60#, 4 each 40#, 3 each 30#, 1each 40# and 1 each 60#.
Row number 2: 1 each 60#, 4 each 40#, 2 each 30#, 2each 60# and 1 each 40#
And still have space either to install a couple of 40´s or 60´s on each row. Or maybe an 80# and 40 or 60 on each row at your right / left on each row according to Attachment No. 1
All the 40´s and 60´s are on 6 inches height individual steel bases bolted side by side together in the front and in the back.
All the 30´s are on 8 inches height individual steel bases bolted side by side together in the front and in the back.
Then between the 8 inches for the 30´s steel bases and the 6 inches for the 40´s and 60´s bases are also bolted side by side together in the front and in the back.
All steel bases are mounted on a 20" thick inground / embedded pedestal into the existing floor hydraulic concrete 4,500 PSI with anchor bolts 1/2" by 8" grade 6 headed by 4" square fish plate protrude 1 7/8" above finished pedestal surface.
All the washers are aligned at the back to the trough. So in the front, you have as a misaligned system of washer different sizes.
I understand the steel beam at the rear for the full row of machines at the back of the trough. But how do you manage the beam or beams for the front of the machines? <Different washers cabinet depth size.>
First.- You must have more than one steel beam <in fact, four steel beams> for all the different washers cabinet depth size.
A.- One for the rear where all the washer are aligned to the back of the trough.
B.- One intermediate for the 27 3/8" cabinet depth;
C.- One intermediate for the 36" to 38 7/8" cabinet depth, and
D.- Last one at the front for the 45 3/8" cabinet depth.As the following Dexter cabinet depth chart.
Dexter T 400
Dexter T 600
Dexter T 900
Dexter T 1200
Second.- How will you manage the difference between the 6" and the 8" steel base height or beam(s) height for the current washers set-upThird.- Based on your experience do you have a better way to set and secure the washers?Third.- Based on your experience do you have a better way to set and secure the washers?
Fourth .- With your Steel Beams straight down the line idea I can imagine that you can save a ton of money. You do not need a blacksmith to fabricate the bases. You do not need individual steel bases for each washer, just a couple of beans. You do not need to excavate the ground ± 20 something inches to lay a hydraulic concrete pedestal where to mount the steel bases. You do not need the manual / labor job to bolt each base to the next one. You can be done in a much faster and secure way.Disclosure.- The reason because I have set-up the washers different sizes in the same row is because my clientele, they bring large loads of color clothes and small to medium size loads of whites and if I have all the small washeres in one row and the medium or large washer size on the other row the customers need to jump from one row to the other either to see if the service is done of if there is already a washer available.
Having all the size washers in one row is easier / convenient / suitable for the customers to check the machines used without to worry about someone moving or stealing their clothes.
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