03:24PM | 02/07/04
Member Since: 02/06/04
1 lifetime posts
I need to install an air gap for a dishwasher in an older house where the cast iron sink has no extra holes. I have been told that it needs to be installed on the counter next to the sink. Is there a special air gap or device that will direct the water into the sink and not on the counter when the air gap spits or discharges? I have asked at several stores and no one seems to know of such a device. I can't be the only one faced with this problem.

plumber Tom

03:43PM | 02/07/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Air gaps are required at the flood level rim. To get away with not drilling an extra hole, just use a cheater vent. Keep the cheater vent above the trap and you should be able to get away with that.

erik peterson

03:42AM | 02/08/04
Member Since: 06/23/03
224 lifetime posts
If the air-gap is installed correctly it should not expel any water at all onto your counter-top. erik


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