I want to replace a 12 year old dishwasher with a new KitchenAid model. The hot and cold PVC pipes from under kitchen sink are blocking a full install. These pipes are not flush against the wall or low enough to sit in the recessed space behind dishwasher.
The dishwasher hoses have been connected and the unit is operational. However, I cannot mount it to the counter since I've lost 4-5 inches of space behind the dishwasher due to these two pipes. A plumber quoted $250 after seeing these photos on line, but not in person. He said I was far from him so he wasn't coming all the way out just to give a quote. Not cool, so I told him I would shop around.
I've made other PVC pipe repairs and feel humbly confident I could reroute these pipes myself in one of two ways after the PVC enters this space using elbow joints:
- run PVC lower along floor and drywall
- or deeper and flush with the wall
Will a plumber be required or is this a DYI project?