I need to replace and reconfigure the pipes under the kitchen sink,
but I am unable to remove the dishwasher drain hose from the waste
tail. The pipe is metal, and I want to replace with PVC. I removed the
clamp around the hose, but the hose is firmly attached to the metal
pipe and no amount of pulling or twisting will budge it. How do I
remove it? Wd-40? I read that WD-40 will damage polycarbonate, which
is PVC, a material I plan on replacing the metal pipe with. Use a
hacksaw to cut off the end of the hose? But will the stress of cutting
degrade the integrity of the hose.
If the hose is in decent condition, just cut the bad end off. If it is hard
and brittle, replace the hose. There are cutters made for PVC and similar
material, but a garden pruner will probably work as well, or a utility
first, try twisting it. If that doesn't work, just cut it. you can
either just cut off a short section and reconnect, or if there isn't
enough slack to leave a proper loop after cutting, get some new hose and
replace it. Generally the part connected to the tail is separate from
the main hose going to the dishwasher so you're just replacing a short
section of hose. Also for some reason unknown to me, the diameter of
the fitting in the tail is different from the diameter of most
dishwasher hoses, so this short adapter hose is special, but your local
plumbing supply will know exactly what you're talking about if you
describe it to them. Use stainless hose clamps.
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
Thanks guys for the information. What is a "proper loop" ?
I had to pull out more of the hose that leads to the dishwasher...I am
hoping I didn't accidentally disconnect anything. Originally, the
Waste tail was pretty low, near the trap which was installed backwards
and thus leaky. And with the new configuration, the waste tail is near
the strainer basket. Thus I needed more length.
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