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Old 05-06-2007, 06:34 PM   #1
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Help, I'm soooo frustrated.

This is a flooring related question although more about the process I guess. I have some cork flooring I am putting in my kitchen (click and lock type). When I had the dishwasher installed I put a couple of pieces together and the service guy put them under the dishwasher before he installed. What I didn't realize until I went to lay the rest of the floor is that they are backwards to how the instructions say to lay them so I have the tongue side facing out instead of the groove. I didn't think it was a big deal until it did become a big deal and now I have to fix them somehow.

So, what have the rest of you done when it comes to the dishwasher? Can the things just be pulled out a bit and then pushed back in or do they have to be completely uninstalled (which means money I would like to avoid spending)? This DW is a weird set up in that it hasn't any side cupboard walls and is under the counter beside the stove so I can see under it from the side when I move the stove. I think I might be able to lift it enough to have someone yank the cork pieces out but I don't know if I can get them back without pulling the machine out. So question 2, what if I didn't put any flooring under it except enough in the front to give the appearance of going under? Is that acceptable?

What do you do about your built in dishwashers when doing a floor?


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Old 05-06-2007, 08:47 PM   #2
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Most dishwashers come in and out pretty easily. They are sometimes held in place by screws going up into the bottom of the counter top, when there is wood there. You should be able to move it out enough to work around it. Some have a flexible supply and drain line that will allow you to move it without disconnecting it. They are hard wired, but not necessarily with alot of slack in the wire, so that could be your only snag. I still think you could easily lift it enough to slide the flooring in and out. If worst comes to worst, you could turn in the leveling feet enough to get you the necessary clearance to move the flooring in and out.


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