I am in the midst of a kitchen remodel and counter guys are coming tomorrow to do templates which means I’m at the point where I gotta decide what’s gonna stick out of it faucet-wise.
My contractor says if I have a Bosch or Miele dishwasher that I do not need to install an airgap. I cannot find this exception anywhere. I also cannot find LA City plumbing code on-line.
I have looked up the installation instructions on my current Kitchenaid dishwasher and according to the instructions it can be installed with a high-arc loop and into my garbage disposal and this, essentially, would work the same as an air gap.
I did see on one website something about a gravity drain. Is a gravity drain an alternative to an air gap? Is that something that comes as part of Bosch and Miele dishwashers? Is it something I can get to hook up to my Kitchenaid?
I love my dishwasher and it seems super dumb to spend $1200 on a new one just to avoid having a chrome cap up on my countertop. However, if I can avoid the chrome cap AND keep my dishwasher that’d be awesome.
Also, I am not having this job inspected. Can an airgap be installed later if we ever sell this house and are required inspectors to do so?