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Holt 05-06-2010 11:37 AM

Dishwasher pluming help
Hello there I'm in the process of installing a dishwasher in my house that has never had a dishwasher. Issue is I need a 8 to 10 ft supply line and when I look for them in the stores the longest length I can find them in is 6 ft. Ive gone to all the big box stores and some specialty pluming supply stores with no luck. I figured I could try my luck with sweating copper and put a separate supply line but the wife said no. I want to ask your opinions on what I could do. My next thought would be to buy some 3/8 copper that is meant for hot and cold and lp gas and add my own compression fitting ends. Is this the actually resolution to my problem or any other suggestions I would appreciate. Plumping is not one of my things. Thanks

Edit: I noticed I spelled plumbing wrong in the title after I submitted the tread. :(

rjniles 05-06-2010 02:30 PM

Certainly you can use 3/8" soft copper tubing with compression fittings. If you prefer to use the Stainless Steel braid flex lines, get a 6' and a 4' and connect together with a 3/8" compression union.

Just Bill 05-07-2010 06:05 AM

Shark Bite fittings work well and require no soldering. But the above suggestion of joining two braided lines is easier.

majakdragon 05-07-2010 07:56 AM

I have always used soft copper tubing for dishwasher supplies. The less joints, the less chance for leaks. Hopefully, your drain from the DW will reach where it has to go.

tpolk 05-07-2010 08:28 AM

i would be more concerned as stated your drain wont clear properly

Alan 05-07-2010 09:02 AM

If you're going to join two braided flex lines, make sure your connection is accessible.

I vote for soft copper tubing. We do it all the time. No problem.

Holt 05-07-2010 02:59 PM

I really appreciate the help from all of you. I'm going the soft copper route as I don't feel comfortable having a splice in a water supply line if I don't have to. The dishwasher has a max run of 12 feet for the drain line and mine will only be 8 or 10 feet so I'm good in that department. Thanks again this forum and its users are great.

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