June 23, 2004

Step Two: The Installation

Success! The new dishwasher is in...no leaks and it works perfectly.

I wasn't quite as cranky as I thought I'd be...but I did stick my tongue out at my wife a number of times.

Posted by Chris at June 23, 2004 08:49 PM

What can I say - I'm a sucker for a man who can install major appliances. Now... about the dryer.

Posted by: Mrs Cactus at June 23, 2004 09:07 PM

ok, make sure the drain hose that's attached to the disposal (or sink) goes from the bottom of the dishwasher up as high as it can go, then back down to the drain. does that make sense?

basically, you want it to go up THEN down into the drain. otherwise food will eventually get stuck in the hose (took a year for us) and you'll have to pay somebody to drain and empty the thing out. we installed ours a year ago and didn't do that. ugh.

Posted by: tj at June 23, 2004 09:51 PM

WOOT! Who's the MAN? Who's the MAN? That's right. It's you!

Posted by: Nicole at June 23, 2004 10:28 PM

Yay for unleaky dishwashers!

Posted by: tisha at June 23, 2004 10:57 PM

How many times did you curse (or curse in your head) during installation??? LOL.

Posted by: Amy at June 24, 2004 12:41 AM

I bet your wife really gets a kick out of you :-D You would amuse me to no end. :) I'm glad you got it up and running. You are certainly more handy than I am.

Posted by: Katie at June 24, 2004 02:00 AM

Good Job!

Posted by: Darren at June 24, 2004 02:30 AM

Yay!!! Goooooooooo Cactus! :)

Posted by: Sweety at June 24, 2004 03:01 AM

How are you with an automatic nail gun? I have a truck bed full of 6' pickets to put up this weekend at the homestead.

Posted by: LOUP at June 24, 2004 08:42 AM

I am impressed as well. There are self-described "handymen" who probably wouldn't have been able to do as good of a job. Or at least have thought to stick out their tongue while they were doing it. :)

Posted by: Zandria at June 24, 2004 10:00 AM

no leaks right off the bat? that's borderline amazing...really.

Posted by: kimberlee at June 24, 2004 10:02 AM

If you take care of your dryer, then you can head over and help my hubby fix the dryer vent connection to the attic. What? Like Florida's such a long way to go to help a friend. LOL

Posted by: HR Lady at June 24, 2004 11:16 AM

I'm impressed that you can fix things like that. How do you learn how? I'd be afraid I'd break everything...

Posted by: Nicole at June 24, 2004 11:25 AM

Dude !! you rawk !!! I'm actually a plumber so I know what a pain in the (profanity filter) it can be to install one. But just one small question what on earth are you doing with a cordless drill. From the snap shot it looks like it is installed already. Hahahahah whacky Americans.
Oh just a lil side note canadian plumber code stipulates that the dishwasher "y" must be connected the trap of the sink. Other wise you'll have sewer smell in your dishwasher. Just a lil tip, from your friendly Canadian plumber.
Oh good thing your wife didnt snap any shots of your plumbers crack, hahahahahaha

Posted by: shaners at June 24, 2004 03:25 PM

Sorry but again this made me chuckle!

Posted by: Rachel in Alaska at June 25, 2004 07:09 PM