I'm installing a dishwasher and was told I need an airgap between the
diswasher output and the garbage disposal connection. I've seen these
at the local home centers yet I never see these in any of the kitchens
shown in remodeling magazines or on any of the remodeling shows on TV.
The counter tops usually show the facet, maybe a soap dispenser, etc,
but I have never seen an airgap on the fancy kitchen remodels.
Is there another type of airgap that is hidden under the counter top?
or is there a special one way valve that can be subsituted for the above
All you need to do is raise the drain hose from the dishwasher over the
drain in the sink and then back down to the garbage disposer. That way you
insure the dishwasher drain hose doesnt become a siphon and crap from the
sink back washes down the dishwasher drain hose. You can use a metal strap
with holes to wrap around the dishwasher exhaust hose and mount it to the
back, inside the cabinet. Most new dishwasher make this exhaust hose wrap
up the side or back and to the top of the dishwasher solving this problem.
But its a good idea to do it under the sink to.
"You can lead them to LINUX
but you can't make them THINK"
My dishwasher service manual shows how to do it with an air gap and
without. The without method being described above. If you need me to
scan the picture and email to you them post here. I did it without an
air gap and it works just fine.
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