Dishwasher Install

Re: Dishwasher Install

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Wed. Dec. 30, 2015 2:29 pm

Maybe moving won't be that bad after all. If needed you can always install a coal boiler & a new dishwasher at the new place . :) We know that you can do either install. :)
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both


Re: Dishwasher Install

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Wed. Dec. 30, 2015 11:30 pm

Where in Vermont ya looking to move to?...
Staying up north...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Dishwasher Install

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu. Dec. 31, 2015 10:59 am

CapeCoaler wrote:Where in Vermont ya looking to move to?...
Staying up north...


St. Albans area.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Dishwasher Install

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu. Dec. 31, 2015 11:00 am

windyhill4.2 wrote:Maybe moving won't be that bad after all. If needed you can always install a coal boiler & a new dishwasher at the new place . :) We know that you can do either install. :)


The install part I can handle, buying the appliances a second time is something I would rather avoid.

So far I am very impressed with this GE dishwasher. The dishes come out clean and DRY.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Dishwasher Install

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat. Jan. 02, 2016 9:25 pm

Drive is at least close...
but the 2 hrs a day can kill ya...
VT and NH have great north south travel...
but east west sucks...
Friend from college is now in burke...
and they moved south... :lol:
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Dishwasher Install

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat. Jan. 02, 2016 9:28 pm

Damn, that's a real nice house there! Surprised it's been on the market this long. Sucky economy, I figure. I've had a hard time selling stuff since '09, but the past couple years have been the worst ever.
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Dishwasher Install

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sun. Jan. 03, 2016 12:28 pm

Well the old saying about real estate is location, location, location. Rob your house and property look very nice. It would sell here and probably for well over 300k. Shame you can't move it.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1981 EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: anthracite/rice coal

Re: Dishwasher Install

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Sun. Jan. 03, 2016 1:27 pm

I made the mistake of installing a couple of gate valves here, even with a water softener minerals still build up on the innards, then the gate gets stuck in the grooves and as you turn the handle back and forth trying to free it the shafts shears off inside the valve.
Ball valves only now, even they get stuck if left alone for too long.
CoalHeat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert


Re: Dishwasher Install

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun. Jan. 03, 2016 2:07 pm

Have you ever tested your water downstream of the softener? I replaced my water softener a few years after I moved into this house and was shocked at the difference in the water afterwards. Obviously the old unit was barely working. Hard to say how long it was like that, but I am sure it didn't help the dishwasher. After I got the water softener replaced I had to run a bunch of vinegar in the dishwasher to get the minerals out of it.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Dishwasher Install

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Sun. Jan. 03, 2016 2:43 pm

Yes I have. The softener is working correctly. I installed it new in 2006.

I had issues a few years ago with the unit not working correctly, the water here is very hard and has a high iron content. The iron had encapsulated the resin beads. I add Iron Out or a similar compound now liberally between every bag of salt I dump in. I also switched to salt with iron-removing additives. No scale build up in any of the appliances or sinks going on. The loss of soft water occurred slowly, that may have been when the build up occurred in the valves.

I lived here for years before I was able to afford the water softener, everything clogged up with lime scale, faucets, the toilet barely flushed because the holes under the rim were all clogged up, forget about washing the car, dry it with a clean towel and the towel left a white smear behind. :mad:
CoalHeat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Dishwasher Install

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sun. Jan. 03, 2016 8:07 pm

Rob R. wrote:The install went very smoothly, and I am pleased with the results. The new unit is VERY quiet, and has some nice features. I think the shiny stainless makes the old cabinets look even older, but other than that all is well.


Don't see how dishwasher failed.. looks like kitchen was never used!!!
wilder11354
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260 Boiler
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: Dishwasher Install

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun. Jan. 03, 2016 8:47 pm

ha! You should see it now! Dam kids.

With all of us being home for the holidays, that new dishwasher has done two loads per day since it was powered up.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Dishwasher Install

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sun. Jan. 03, 2016 8:49 pm

Rob R. wrote:ha! You should see it now! Dam kids.

With all of us being home for the holidays, that new dishwasher has done two loads per day since it was powered up.

Testing the 90 day warranty ?? :)
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Dishwasher Install

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun. Jan. 03, 2016 9:03 pm

I hope it is 1 year like the rest of my GE stuff.

One thing I have already noticed - the dishwasher came with two pouches of Cascade detergent. I used them up, and was surprised at the spots/film left on the stainless interior. Switched back to our trusty "Finish" brand tablets, and everything looks brand new once again.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Dishwasher Install

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun. Oct. 09, 2016 10:04 am

Update. I ended up having quite a war with this dishwasher for the first month or so that we owned it.

Rob R. wrote:One thing I have already noticed - the dishwasher came with two pouches of Cascade detergent. I used them up, and was surprised at the spots/film left on the stainless interior. Switched back to our trusty "Finish" brand tablets, and everything looks brand new once again.


The "Finish" tablets worked good for about a week, then the white film returned. I tried several other brands of detergent, more detergent, less, more rise aid, but the white film persisted. A few oz. of vinegar would clean things up nicely, but that seemed like a poor solution. I had our water tested, and that was not an issue. Finally, I decided to try some "all natural" detergent made by Seventh Generation. That was in January...and the dishwasher has been working perfectly ever since. We use 1/2 tablespoon of detergent per load, and everything comes out spotless.

http://www.seventhgeneration.com/dishwa ... rgent?v=52

Something else I have noticed is a change in our electric bill. For the last 9 months or so we have used 14% less electric than the two years prior. No other changes in appliances or routine. Not sure if the dishwasher is responsible for the change, but I'll take it either way.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy