Connecting a portable washing machine to a shower head

I recently bought a portable washing machine as I live on a 3rd-floor walkup with unreliable laundry service in the basement. The one snag I hit was that nearly all portable washing machines assume connection to a sink. I didn’t have a sink handy, but I did have a shower head, and I was convinced there was a way to do this.

Quite a bit of internet searching showed other people had done it, but nobody had posted the list of parts you needed to do this. Thanks to two hours in a Home Depot and several helpful employees, here are the things you need to buy from Home Depot:

Here’s the finished product

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    Gabby Smith

    Just used this! Thanks!

  2. Super helpful! For anyone else trying to do this I skipped the coupling and went straight to a 1/2” FIP to 3/4” MHT adapter (same section at Home Depot). I also purchased a 2-way diverter instead of 3-way as I just have a normal shower head and no handheld.

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

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