can you install dishwasher/disposal without air gap ?
- Mr. InterestingLv 72 months ago
You CAN, but it is not a good idea.
- M JohnsonLv 62 months ago
Yes, but the drain water may back up in the sink if it is connected to a garbage disposal rather than the sink drain..
- Spock (rhp)Lv 72 months ago
yes. mine is installed that way and has worked just fine for years
- dtstellwagenLv 72 months ago
Although it can be done safely if done right often local codes are requiring an air gap.
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- Anonymous2 months ago
You risk back siphonage from the dishwasher. Check the installation recommendations for your particular machine, but it is generally easy enough to overcome.
- elhighLv 72 months ago
Sure. Disposals install directly into the drain line, they're part of it. You still need a P-trap downstream of it but that's all.
Dishwashers usually dump directly into the tailpiece of a sink's drain lines. It isn't an air gap per se, but an air break - similar in function but different in construction.