Dishwasher drain “mess”

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House Doc

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Yes. If you have a garbage disposal the DW drain can be attached to the "outlet" just above the drain pipe on the disposal. You'll have to take a large screwdriver, or punch to knock out the plastic piece inside the small pipe, then fish it out of the disposal.
If no disposal then a "dishwasher branch tailpiece" can be installed in the drain line.


Then take out that pipe mess and install a threaded plug with pipe dope. That was probably designed to be a clean-out.
 

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What is that pipe it goes into? Looks too short to be a stand-pipe drain. I'm guessing there's no trap on it? Likely a clean out, like House Doc said.

Whoever did that was certainly creative, though.
 

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Ha. They definitely were creative. Problem is not much room. The proper attachment probably won’t fit. Notice the trap is very close to the wall. That is why I call it a mess! 😊9B5B992B-E473-4DF6-8B5F-FD5521897164.jpeg
 

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Actually, the "dishwasher branch" could go right where the extension pipe is under he "T". It might take a little creative pipe cutting, but it would work.
Although, the drain design looks very flimsy, that center "T" is really the weak spot. A plumber or decent handyman could redesign the drains and resolve the many problems that exist.
 

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Actually, the "dishwasher branch" could go right where the extension pipe is under he "T". It might take a little creative pipe cutting, but it would work.
Although, the drain design looks very flimsy, that center "T" is really the weak spot. A plumber or decent handyman could redesign the drains and resolve the many problems that exist.
Ok. So you are saying above the p-trap?
 

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Ok. So you are saying above the p-trap?
Yes...right below the "T", in place of the extension pipe. And while you have it apart replace those pieces that you (?) "Gooped" o_O
Ha. I might not do this project right now. Other pressing things. Thanks for the idea on this! When I fix I’ll post. 😊
Yes...right below the "T", in place of the extension pipe. And while you have it apart replace those pieces that you (?) "Gooped" o_O
Thanks. Great idea! I don’t have time to deal with it right now but I will post when I get it fixed! God Bless!
 
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