||12-28-2011 01:49 PM
Installing a new Dish Washer
My husband and I bought our house about a year ago... we love the house, everything about it. The only thing it didn't have was a dishwasher! We've lived with it for awhile.. but now we are pregnant with our first baby and for sanitizing reasons.. and also just because we want it.. we decided to buy one and have it installed. We've had many people tell us how EASY it would be to do. So we finally went looking.. and we got the run around everywhere we went about installation. Of course you pay for installation for them basically to plug it in... which is stupid. So we started asking how easy it would be to install ourselves.. all of these people were saying it was so easy to take the cabinets out...do the electrical wiring, plumbing, etc... but my husband and I don't feel confident in doing our own electrical work. We went to one final place where we found a dishwasher we really liked.. and we asked about installation. And the person who sold it to us told us how the installer will do all of this work.. that's what we pay them to do.. however their might be a little more charge. So we said ok.. and we bought it. Well my husband called to confirm today and the installer says they won't do any of that! So what are we paying them for???? So frustrating.
My husband calls his uncle who does this kind of work... lots of handyman type of things..he's pretty good. And he starts telling us how hard it will be.. and all the trouble we'd get into. He lives and hour away.. so it's hard for him to come look at it or help us. We are so frustrated. Not sure what we should do. How easy/hard is it really? We had our heart set on it. Now we don't know what to do... so we are just needing some advice...