Saturday, June 18, 2011

Washing Machine Hose Ruptures


The average American neglects to turn off their water supply valves after doing their laundry. By leaving the water supply open, the washing machine hoses are subject to a constant pressure of 80 pounds per inch. This much pressure can easily rupture the hose, especially if its an older model. A rupture can lead to 60 gallons of water on your floor in one hour, and upwards of $5,000 in damages. This increases if your machine isn't on the basement level, as water will damage the ceiling and walls below.

2 comments:

Howe_john said...

I like this problem because it is simple and just something nobody things about. solving this problem will save a lot of people money and heartbreak. the best part is that I could easily see us fixing this problem using things that already exist in a new way.

kelley said...

I think this is a great problem. I like that the solution would be a preventitive measure. I also think this would be very successful because people don't like to waste money. So if there is a way to potentially save a lot of money with just a little fix, the majority of the population will be more then willing to try it.