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Offline Der Bugmeister

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Re: Kitchen Reno - The Full Monte
« Reply #30 on: July 26, 2020, 02:25:04 PM »
Once I turned my attention to the job at hand, I was shocked by what I found.  The plastic drain hose had a large hole in it so the dishwasher was pretty much just emptying itself into the crawlspace.  (Lesson learned...don't avoid crawlspace inspections for so long.)  Holes this size are likely cause by rodents gnawing away at the hose, possibly drawn to it by the sound, warmth or an existing small leak.

The wood is saturated, and there's a fungal growth or two.  We're just hitting some of the hottest weather of the summer so I'll let it dry out for a couple weeks before going back under to assess the condition of things.

Replacing the ABS section went smoothly.  Capping the copper line didn't.  I wasn't able to drain the water from the pipe sufficiently to allow a reliable solder joint.  I opted to use a SharkBite fitting instead.  Easy and effective.