Should I replace the cheezy dishwasher hose?

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Old 03-11-15, 07:22 AM
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Should I replace the cheezy dishwasher hose?

Seems even expensive dishwashers come with a 99-cent corrugated discharge hose. Does everyone use what's included or is it a good idea to replace it with something smoother/heavy duty?
 
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Old 03-11-15, 09:24 AM
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Most dishwashers come with that corrugated type drain line. Most people use it the way it is until it clogs or gets dirt buildup in it.

I put a rubber drain line on my own unit.
 
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Old 03-12-15, 09:35 AM
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Dishwasher hose

Scrawny thing just looks like an accident waiting to happen but if "everyone" (besides PJmax!) uses it, then it must hold up better than it looks.
 
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Last year I would have said the corrugated pipe works fine and I've never had a problem with them. But... a few months ago I was eventually able to pin down a water leak to the corrugated dishwasher hose. It had developed a fine crack in the corrugations that was invisible to see by just looking at it but would weep when water was being pumped.
 
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That's the sort of thing I'm concerned about. When I replaced the old dishwasher I couldn't re-use the discharge hose as it was too short for the new machine and I didn't want to stop the job and run to town for something better. The old hose was looped over a long screw high on a side wall for a siphon break so I draped the thin plastic one over it, too. I KNOW I need to do something about that because sooner or later the vibration & weight will rub through that plastic hose. I'm assuming somebody makes a nifty plastic U-turn to form a siphon break...I've seen photos of similar for routing smaller pex lines...but I haven't spotted anything in the big-box stores or local hardware.

I'm old and suspicious of cheap plastic parts;-)
 
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