Re: dishwasher water & airgap
Posted by fred on May 28, 2002 at 13:29:43:
In response to Re: dishwasher water & airgap
Airgaps can be a problem source. They may be eliminated if the dishwasher drain line is routed properly. Route the drain line so it loops as high as possible, securing the line with a clamp. The line may then be connected directly to the disposal unit (or a drain). A side note when connecting to a new disposal - remove the plug inside the disposal dishwsher connection before connecting the dishwasher hose.

Uniform Plumbing Code incorporated is modified to read:

The discharge pipe of a domestic dishwashing machine may be directly connected tothe tailpiece of a sink drain, or into the waste "boss" of a food waste disposer without installation of an airgap fitting. The dishwasher discharge line shall be securely fastened as high as possible, but not lower than two inches (50.8 mm)below the flood rim of the sink.


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