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Diswasher drainage in an island

We remodeled our kitchen and we installed the dishwasher in the island instead of by the sink(originally the diswasher was next to the sink).  Can I just run the drainage pipe from the dishwaser, under the floor and up to the sink?

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Re: Diswasher drainage in an island


I suggest just putting a dedicated Drain in the island next to the Dishwasher. You can hide it in side the island. Under the house, tee into the Main Sewage drain.  You should not need to vent it as the sinks vent is near enough to keep you from worrying about that.   

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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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