The installation of the diswasher finally begins.
The first step: nailing a steam shield to the bottom of the counter.
I spent a lot of time leveling and fussing with the machine. Here you see me marking the plastic templates that come with the machine. It helps to set the height of the panel. It is marked and then attached to the metal harness.
Finding the centerline on the back of the panel.
Setting the harness. It is alligned along the center line and the marks from the plastic templates (now attached to the harness).
Pre-drilling the harness. Tape depth stop.
I slid the panel on. It fit. (No photo) I attached the hardware. It is actually a brass screen door handle, but it seemed to look right to us. I wanted to be able to grab it overhand, which you can’t do with a bin pull. I use slotted screws for all of the work (phillips were not used at the time of my house’s construction). I always use handtools for hardware attchment (too many accidents with the drill).
Testing the door.
A shot of the controls.
I cut the rail to close up the bottom of the panel. It is just pushed into place now, but I will attach permanently.
Well the majority of the work is done. I still need to permanently install the bottom rail, stain the trim. Also the diswasher needs a repair (good times). Tech comes on Wed.
-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne