insulating dishwasher


Old 10-18-06, 01:44 PM
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Question insulating dishwasher

We are building in a dishwasher right over existing plumbing where the sink used to be located. It is exposed on all sides, so we'll be building a cabinet around it. What sort of insulation would it be best to use, and where should it be used (or not used)?

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Usually dishwashers come with an insulation wrap already on them. If you think you need more use that pink fiber stuff or maybe the foam stuff that you can cut to fit.
Old 10-18-06, 07:01 PM
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KLM, welcome to the forums. One thing to remember is maintenance on the dishwasher. If you have to pull it, and have packed it with insulation, it won't come out. So, with all that said, insulate the sides of the cabinetry with rigid styrofoam insulation that doesn't stick out in to the runway of the dishwasher. With normal cabinet facings, you should be able to get 3/4" or maybe 1" of it in . Do the same on the top once you install it. I would glue it up to keep the stuff from falling when you do pull the unit.
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