portable dishwasher conversion to permanent
Posted by Jim Wilson on March 29, 1999 at 00:58:36:
We have a portable dishwasher that we would like to plumb into our main drain and supply lines. The
dishwasher does not sit close to the sink, and, in fact, is on a separate wall. The main supply and drain
lines are fully accessible in our basement and are simple 1/2" and 1 1/2" PVC. They are approximately
5 feet from the dishwasher.

The dishwasher will sit against a paneled wall and next to the refrigerator. The refrigerator has a new
12 guage 20 amp electric supply.

Should I track down a conversion kit specific to my model (are they model specific?) or can I put together
the equivalent myself from the local home improvement store?

Can I run the drain directly into the drain lines in the basement, properly trapped of course, or do I need
an air gap?

It has been suggested I need to run the drain hose under the floor and back up under the sink to tie into
the drain there. Is this as much nonsense as it sounds?

Thank you for all your help!

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