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Dishwasher drain hose.

The builder hooked up the dishwasher drain hose directly to the sink drain. Should it be hooked through the dishwasher? If so why?

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Its ok to hook to the sink drain but an air gap should be inline with it to prevent sink water from backing into the dishwasher.

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