(Edwin Pawlowski) writes:
| > I'm not much of a handyman, but I have done simple stuff like
| > installing a ceiling fan, garbage disposal, etc. What do you think? Is
| > installing a new dishwasher using the existing connections a DIY
| > project?
| If you can handle those jobs, you can handle the dishwasher. The difficulty
| is more age dependent since you have to get down on the floor to make the
| water connection. That sure seemed easier 10 years ago.
It was easier 10 years ago. Some of the newer models have much less
room to work around the water connection. I just replaced a reasonably
high-end Kitchen Aid with another, and with the old and new side by side
the difference was obvious. I think I would have needed a very special
wrench to tighten the compression connection with the unit in place, so
I replaced the copper with one of those flexible hose connectors that
could be tightened before installation.