Sick of hand washing your dishes and thinking of buying a dishwasher? Well, installing your own dishwasher may not be a project that every homeowner or business owner will want to undertake. Dishwasher installation is also part of the professional plumbing services we offer at Kay Plumbing.
New dishwasher installation considerations
- Permits may be required.
- There are plumbing connections to be made on the hot water lines and connections to the drainage system.
- Electrical hook-ups must be made.
- Carpentry considerations for new installations.
Before you buy a dishwasher:
Make sure there is adequate space for a built-in dishwasher or a stand alone model. If all of your cupboard space is full, you will have to remove a section or extend the counter top by about 24 inches for the average built-in dishwashers (other sizes are available).
When you have the open space available, it would be a good time to install the electrical connections and plumbing connections before your dishwasher arrives.
Dishwasher electrical connections
A standard residential dishwasher should have a connection to a 120 volt, 20 amp circuit. We will recommend hiring a licensed electrician.