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Question DetailsAsked on 1/31/2016

Install new dishwasher without air gap

I bought a dishwasher from a big box store for my 25+ old home in San Jose, CA. Installers didn't do the install because my granite countertop does not have air gap. Two questions:
1. Any recommendations on installers in the Bay area that will do an install without an air gap if I as the home owner take responsibility for doing so?
2. If I must create an air gap, can I just hire a handyman or do I need a plumber to complete the install?

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Here are a couple of prior questions with answer which should help you.

Sounds like in your area an air gap (backflow preventer) is required, that is why they will not install it without one in the system - and would be illegal to do so in that case. Read the responses below, and you should be able to have a Plumber (or Countertop installer if getting a hole drilled through the countertop for it) put it in without too much trouble. If installed underneath the countertop, be sure it is as high up as it can reasonably go.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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