Copper lines through slab under dishwasher

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  1. Mar 26, 2014 #1

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    I am remodeling my kitchen after recent water damage and have purchased a new dishwasher to replace the damaged one. When I pulled out the existing dishwasher, I discovered the copper supply lines for the sink come through the slab under the dishwasher almost 10 inches off the back wall. The horizontal run of the pipes is 2" above the slab. I have no idea why the house was built this way. My 10 year old dishwasher cleared the pipes, but my new one and a few other new ones I've looked at have so many components mounted underneath that they won't clear the copper pipes even with the dishwasher raised as high as possible. What can I do?
    Tear up the slab to move the pipes 10"? I just had new cabinets installed, but could pull out the sink base unit relatively easily.
    Start crawling under dishwashers at Lowes to try and find one that 'might' fit?

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    Cut out the copper and use a braided dishwasher supply hose.
     
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    I think he needs those lines as they feed the kitchen sink.:D
     
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    I would cut the copper lines down as low as possible to the slab and tie them back to the existing lines behind/inside the cabinet if you don't want to chip up concrete


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    Or just cut Sheetrock and offset inside the wall as low as possible and come back out of the wall inside the cabinet maybe????



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    Aaaaaahhhhh! Never mind I see it now, the picture is small on my iPad. Yea looks to me like your going to have to bust concrete



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  7. Mar 27, 2014 #7

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    Yes, I haven't come up with any other solution. I pulled out all the dishwashers at HD and one other store that weren't fastened into the displays but didn't find a workable one. The manufacturers really use all of the available dishwasher footprint now; the same brand as my old one wasn't even close to fitting. I'm going to make the permanent fix and pull the sink cabinet, cut 18" out of the slab, and move the lines.
     
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    I misunderstood i was under the impression they were being fed from the sink side
     

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