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Bert de Haan
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« on: July 20, 2010, 07:31:53 PM »

The way I understand it, the dishwasher drain should discharge through an air gap and into the sink tail piece, not after the P-trap.  I have never yet seen a dishwasher drain through an air gap above the rim;  possibly this is not a requirement here.  I do see mechanical vents installed in dishwasher drains.  I have heard that the newer dishwashers have anti back-flow/siphoning provision built in.  This would maybe take care of the need to drain through an air gap.   But what about a dishwasher drain that is connected downstream of the P-trap;  would the provision that is built in the dishwasher also prevent sewer gas from entering the dishwasher?  I have called it out a few times but I am starting to wonder if I am correct in that.   
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2010, 08:47:24 AM »

Maybe these simple illustrations can help.

Keep calling it out!!


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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2010, 01:03:29 PM »

David:

Thanks for the images. This just came up the other day and the images would have made it easier to explain.

John
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2010, 05:03:09 PM »

Thanks David.  I attached what I had written down but it isn't sent away yet.  Maybe my wording is a bit to tentative. 


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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2010, 10:39:02 AM »

David, nice images as they say a picture is worth a thousand words
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2010, 11:05:36 AM »

Thanks Gary, it does help the client, agent to understand what a high loop does, is.

Pictures and illustrations in a report are important for understanding the condition of the home.
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2010, 07:58:04 AM »

Where did you get the illustration and can I use them.
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2010, 09:24:50 AM »

Sure, you are more than welcome to use them. Nice that you asked. If you ever need a specific image or illustration please feel free to email or contact me. Be glad to help out.

I have a large library of illustrations and I am not sure about these. It may of been from the Inachi board.
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2014, 10:21:35 PM »

Smashing job David! I would love if all my clients who call me to handle their plumbing sent me a diagram! Haha! Maybe I should start doing up generic pictures so that I can better explain what's going on with piping and the like to my clients. You'd be surprised how many of my clients in London are actually is interested in what's getting fixed and how they can watch out and maintain the plumbing themselves.
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