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Old 01-09-2016, 12:03 PM   #5981
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I have to add....for what these things cost new, they are awful in terms of "WORKMANSHIP" and some of the materials used! Sure, they look great.....until you see the mounds of sawdust inside air conditioning vents, piles of debris when you remove the drawers, the unnecessary tangled mass of wires, some ran so tightly, it is only a matter of time until it pulls out from the connection, slide control mechanisms hidden away such you have to take everything apart to get to it just to reset it. Where is the quality control inspector?- or do they go out of their way to create guaranteed service calls down the road? Rant over!
This July I moved into a $200,000 house. I pulled the dishwasher out to see if there was an outlet there so I could easily add a disposal to the sink, not only is the dishwasher hard wired, which is stupid, but the scene under the dishwasher was a pile of sawdust, nails, two random chunks of 2X4.

So the workmanship and attention to detail isn't lacking in just the RV world.
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Old 01-09-2016, 01:43 PM   #5982
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Oh I love to tinker and fix things but not when the are brand stinkin new.
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Old 01-09-2016, 02:40 PM   #5983
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Old 01-09-2016, 10:04 PM   #5984
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Completed installation of a Maxxfan Deluxe to replace the standard unpowered vent in the kitchen. Since the range hood doesn't vent to the outside, I'm hopeful this mod adequately exhausts cooking smoke/odors. I hoped to find 12V wiring in the opening left by he standard vent. All I found was 110V to the A/C and speaker wire. Routed fan hook-up through foam insulation to one of the pendant lights over the island. Lights are controlled from wall switch, so I added mini switches to the trim on each light. That way, the lights and Maxxfan can be controlled independently. This project was completed after receiving good advice from aceinspp and Timex on this forum.
Several days ago, I added the FOS48TA-BL Furrion Observation Camera into the factory-installed mounting bracket. Rather than use the supplied monitor bracket with its suction cup, I just attached the monitor to my rear view mirror with a pair of elastic bands. Simple, easy to adjust, takes no additional windshield "real estate," and puts my "rear view" right where I expect to find it.
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Old 01-10-2016, 09:13 AM   #5985
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Started out cleaning out the back flow preventer on the water pump but ended up spending four hours shortening the heat duct and creating more room. I was able to cut off 4' on each of the four flexible and eliminating the duct spaghetti mess. Spray foamed all floor openings and moved three walls 6" back creating more room in what was wasted space.

Today I'm adding a 120 volt outlet in the hallway that I be able to plug into the 120 v 20 amp pedestal given us more power while on a 30 amp circuit.
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Old 01-10-2016, 10:42 AM   #5986
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Started out cleaning out the back flow preventer on the water pump but ended up spending four hours shortening the heat duct and creating more room. I was able to cut off 4' on each of the four flexible and eliminating the duct spaghetti mess. Spray foamed all floor openings and moved three walls 6" back creating more room in what was wasted space.

Today I'm adding a 120 volt outlet in the hallway that I be able to plug into the 120 v 20 amp pedestal given us more power while on a 30 amp circuit.
I've given serious thought to doing the same thing in my basement. There's lots of wasted space behind the walls.
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Old 01-10-2016, 10:57 AM   #5987
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the dishwasher hard wired, which is stupid
Just an FYI, Hardwiring the dishwasher in a residential application is a building code.
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Old 01-10-2016, 11:07 AM   #5988
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Just an FYI, Hardwiring the dishwasher in a residential application is a building code.
Well dang. I'm learning all sorts of new code with this place.

Thanks for the info, guess I'll have to get creative if I want to install my disposal.
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Well dang. I'm learning all sorts of new code with this place.

Thanks for the info, guess I'll have to get creative if I want to install my disposal.
Don't see why you couldn't add a duplex box & plug right next to the dw junction. Piggy back the dw wiring.
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The reason the dishwasher AND the garbourator are hardwired by code is because both are situated near a water source. Having a duplex plug outlet could/would be suceptible to spraying water and short out.

It's for your protection!
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