We live in a 1920s era house, long before the days of installed dishwashers and garbage disposals, etc. Right next to the kitchen is an old mudroom that’s been converted into a laundry room and there’s a small handsink that I’m going to pull out and install a dishwasher. I’ve got a couple of questions though.
1. I’ve looked and found that nobody makes standalone enclosures for dishwashers that I can find. Likewise, I’ve looked around online and haven’t been able to find any plans for such a thing, or in any of the woodworking books I’ve taken a look at. Do such things exist? I know most people install the dishwasher in their kitchen but it’s just not an option for us.
2. The washing machine drain overflows into the sink that I’m going to be removing. When the washing machine drains, it dumps down the drain pipe but you get dirty water coming up through the drain of the sink for about a minute before it drains again. It’s never been a big deal because it’s an unused sink anyhow, but once I put in a dishwasher, it’ll be a concern, obviously. I can put in a one-way valve in the drain, assuming I can find one that will fit on the sink fitting, but because of the way the house is constructed, all of the pipes for the washing machine are buried in the wall. Any suggestions?
Thanks for all of your help.