|Posted by John on March 29, 2003 at 21:40:02:|
|In response to Re: Dishwasher/Garbage Disposal drain|
: You got me on that one. I have never seen such a setup. If there is a place to put the dishwasher drain directly into the disposal unit I would go that way.
: Sorry I'm not more help - maybe consult a real plumber. Though it couldn't hurt to try. (at least no more water shooting up into the sink.)
: : : No it did not come with the disposal. It looks like this:
: : Sink drain extra nubin (drains into
: : thanks
: : : Sink Drain
: : : Is this what it looks like?
: : : It should look like
: : : Sink Drain
: : : Hope that helps.
: : :
: : : : When run, the dishwasher drains into the "Y" which then squirts water out of the top into the sink.
: : : : Can I bypass this "Y" device and hook my dishwasher drain hose directly into the garbage disposal? WHat is the purpose of this "Y" device?
Just happened by your question and thought I could offer an explaination. That inverted "Y" thing is called an airgap. It's purpose is to prevent waste water from entering the potable water supply via your dishwasher. This can happen most often when supply lines are drained and the waste water is siphoned into the clean supply lines. The airgap is designed to allow water to flow in only one direction (from the dishwasher to the drain or disposal) If yours' is discharging out the vent holes on the sink deck it may either have an obstruction or it's connected hoses may be reversed! EEEEK
You can usually pull the chrome trim cover off by hand then possibly unscrew the crown which should provide you a visual as to whether or not it's clogged. Bypassing the airgap is bad idea and not permissible by plumbing codes.
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