We just bought our first house.
My brother (home remodeler) replaced the cupboards and the countertop.
He placed the dishwasher next to a cabinet that sits next to the sink.
So we have a cabinet between the sink and the dishwasher.
I know this is a strange setup.
How would I hook up this dishwasher without going through the cabinet
between the dishwasher and sink?
Behind it the cabinet isn't too deep or underneath if you have room and
access. Failing those, you'll have to go through-- unless the missus doesn't
mind the wires and pipes going across the top...I guess you could build
cover for it...
First, consider these (anything else is likely going to be harder):
Option 1: The "floor" of the cabinet interior is elevated above the
floor of the room to the height of the toe-kick (the recess at the
lower front of the cabinet). Use a hole saw to cut a hole at the rear
of the cabinet below the cabinet floor and above the floor surface of
the room. (if you can only come at the dishwasher of the cabinet you
will need a drill extention and perhaps a right angle drill.
Option 2: If the cabinet has a drawer at the bottom, there *may* be
enough room to run the supply, drain and power behind the drawer if
it's secured to the bottom and rear of the cabinet.
Likely, you are required to pull a permit for the the plumbing, the
electrical, or both - the inspector(s) will probably like option 1
better than option 2.
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I would move the cabinet and the dishwasher. Swap places.
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Before you start, read the DW specs to be sure you can run the drain line
that far. You don't say how wide the cabinet between is, but there may be
a limit on how long the drain line can be extended. Probably OK with a 24"
wide cabinet, but might be pushing it with a 30" or 36" inch cabinet.
I drilled a hole in the floor and ran PVC to a basement laundry tub for the
drain and tapped a hot pipe in the basement and ran copper tubing back up
through the same hole for a hot water source. Has worked flawlessly for the
last 7 years.
I'd really consider moving the cabinet. Unless you have a very good reason
not to, you will be living with a very inconvenient setup and HATE it for
years to come.
I don't want your brother to work on my house. He has terrible design
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