I'm in the process of installing a dishwasher in my kitchen, which is currently dishwasher-less. I have a dedicated circuit run under kitchen sink, the cabinet where I want to do the install is ready to be pulled, and I called our city inspector to verify that it is OK to use a high loop.
The garbage disposal that we have is about 25+ years old and does not have a dishwasher inlet. Installing the appropriate PVC pipe with dishwasher drain adapter seems easy enough on the drain pipe to the left (see picture below):
I'm at a loss when it comes to determining the best way to "split" the hot water pipe that currently feeds the Delta fixture. The hot water pipe is currently attached to the fixture with a 6" piece of silver-colored pipe. Both the fixture and supply line are copper and the silver-colored pipe appears to be attached with brass or copper nuts.
Just from looking at the plumbing parts at Home Depot, it is apparent that there are many different ways to do this but there are also numerous sizes of pipes and threads and am debating whether it is just worth getting a plumber to make the connections. Does anyone have any advice?
I don't currently own any soldering equipment, so compression fixtures would be the best but I'd be willing to learn how to sweat pipe if that's what works best.
The below photo shows the hot water pipe, the silver-colored connector, and the pipe that leads to the fixture on the left.
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Thank you so much! Living without a dishwasher has been fine when it was just my wife and myself but having a 2 month old baby is making dishes a daunting task when we get no sleep.