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Dishwasher intallation We are remodeling our kitchen and would like to put the dishwasher in the island instead of by the sink. We can run the wiring and pipes under the house with no problem. Does the dishwasher have to be hooked to the sink or can we hook it up independently?

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Re: dishwasher intallation

The drain must also be vented so that water can drain. Think of a straw that you dip in a glass of water but place your finger on the other end. The water remains in the straw until you release your finger. The same thing will happen if you don't vent the drain.

It is really hard to install a vent to a waste drain in an island configuration.

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The waste water piping must be on the downhill side of a drain trap. the trap prevents bad gasses from entering the house.

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The incoming hot water can be hooked up independently. The thing you should consider is the drain line. The drain hose and the pump are (obviously) below the tub of the dishwasher (DW). If you route the drain hose through the floor directly, the water in the tub will siphon out. You'll need to route the drain hose to keep this from happening. The way to do that is to route it in such a way that it forms an almost upside down "J", then down through the island. The upper portion of the "J" should be about the same height as the top of the DW.

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