Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-03-2011, 02:12 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

Dishwasher wiring


I want to install a dishwasher in an older kitchen that has never had one. Currently I have a direct wired disposal under the sink that I was going use the power from to run to the dishwasher. There's just a black cable coming out of the wall, It is running from a switch above the counter top on the wall behind the sink. How do I wire this so that I can install a new outlet for the dishwasher and the switch will kill the disposal but not the dishwasher? Am I just better off leaving the disposal alone and run a new cable for the dishwasher up from a different power source? I know The Dishwasher is SUPPOSED to be on it's own circuit but I may not be able to do that.

tcarter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 09:52 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 9,519
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Dishwasher wiring


Quote:
Originally Posted by tcarter View Post
I want to install a dishwasher in an older kitchen that has never had one. Currently I have a direct wired disposal under the sink that I was going use the power from to run to the dishwasher. There's just a black cable coming out of the wall, It is running from a switch above the counter top on the wall behind the sink. How do I wire this so that I can install a new outlet for the dishwasher and the switch will kill the disposal but not the dishwasher? Am I just better off leaving the disposal alone and run a new cable for the dishwasher up from a different power source? I know The Dishwasher is SUPPOSED to be on it's own circuit but I may not be able to do that.
Wire it correctly or don't put in the dishwasher.

__________________
Ron
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
B. Franklin 1759
Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 10:45 PM   #3
Electrician
 
SD515's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Near Jackson Michigan Area
Posts: 1,450
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Dishwasher wiring


There’s always a way to get something done. If the cable going to the disposal only has black, white, ground, you won’t be able to use that cable as is anyways. You’ll have to pull a new cable. Might as well consider taking a new cable right to the breaker panel.
__________________
Kyle

Just because you can, doesn't always mean you should
SD515 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2011, 08:24 AM   #4
Coconut Pete's paella!
 
CoconutPete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Charlotte, NC / Denmark
Posts: 1,318
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Dishwasher wiring


Has "new cable" written all over it.

It doesn't say where you live, but where I live - even if ALL the wiring is brand new, the only way they can share a circuit is if they both have plugs and are plugged into an outlet wired under the sink.
CoconutPete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2011, 09:14 AM   #5
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,623
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Dishwasher wiring


Not sure about your area but code here calls for a dedicated circuit for a dishwasher----
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2011, 09:47 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 9,519
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Dishwasher wiring


Quote:
Originally Posted by oh'mike View Post
Not sure about your area but code here calls for a dedicated circuit for a dishwasher----
The instructions I've read that come with the units, say it needs a dedicated circuit.

__________________
Ron
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
B. Franklin 1759
Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
conversion of portable dishwasher to stationary one grimsbyman Plumbing 15 02-13-2014 10:45 AM
Dishwasher Wiring mcpusc Electrical 1 04-28-2008 08:19 PM
Dishwasher Wiring ?? HKshooter Electrical 1 03-22-2008 04:52 PM
Dishwasher placement jkrodger Remodeling 2 08-03-2007 02:32 PM
Knob & Tube wiring - How concerned should we be? hotdiggitydog Electrical 6 04-11-2006 07:52 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.