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Old 01-03-2010, 08:24 PM  
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Default Can I temporarily connect my dishwasher in utility room while remodeling kitchen?

We'll be remodeling our kitchen and I wanted to temporarily connect the dishwasher in the utility room. Can this be done safely? It would be standing next to our washer and drier and I was thinking about draining it into the same large utility sink where the washer is drained. I assume I will need to put some sort of strainer in the sink to prevent it from being clogged by the debris coming out of the dishwasher. Can the d/w be "freestanding" or do I need to secure it somehow? Thanks.

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Old 01-19-2010, 01:46 AM  
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There shouldn't be a problem with running the drain line into the laundry sink. Because the dishwashers are designed to be installed under the kitchen counter they have little tabs at the top that are screwed to the underside of the counter. If these tabs are not secured to any thing then the dishwasher will fall forward when the door is opened or if one of the shelves are pulled. You will need to figure out how to secure the dishwasher to keep it from falling forward or somebody could get hurt.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:19 AM  
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Hi, As ALLproplumber stated, this would be fine. Just make sure it is fastened someway so it does not tip over while running or if someone bumps into it. Be sure to secure the drain as well so it does not "whip" out and wash your house along with the dishes. Hope this helps. GregC
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