Bill's Genealogy Blog

Bill Buchanan is a long-time genealogy enthusiast, living in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada. This blog will describe my experiences as I research my family history and help others.

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Location: Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada

I am a retired online school teacher. I love family history. Since 2007, I have spent much of my time providing part-time support for the world's largest free family history site This is very rewarding. I have helped others with the Family Tree and related FamilySearch products.
Since April 2010, I have served in the Edmonton Riverbend Family History Centre. I have a FHC blog at Bill's Family History Center Blog For information the Latter-day Saints and family history click

Friday, December 23, 2011

Installing a Built-in Dishwasher
When Judy and I built this house with my brother Lloyd's help in 1977-1978 we did not build in a dish washer. It wasn't even on the radar screen, so to speak. Since then, Judy and I have had two portable dishwashers, but in our small kitchen they always seemed to get in the way. This time I decided it was time to install a built-in dishwasher. It involved removing a section of counter, cutting the cupboards, installing electrical power, a drain and a hot water line. The work was spread over perhaps two weeks, but we finally finished on the 16th! In the photo you see an early stage of the process. The hole has been cut and the dishwasher is placed in the hole, but nothing is connected. It looks very similar now except that everything is functioning and the missing panels are in place.

I have been very busy during these past few months, with trips into Edmonton every Tues, Wed, Thur, and Sat. A talk at church cautioned parents about over-programming the lives of their children. I turned to Judy and said, "I have over-programmed myself. I need some free time!"  So, starting in mid December I eliminated the Tues. trip. In January I will eliminate the Wed. trip. I will still be busy, but I like to be busy, and it will now be manageable.  I love serving in FamilySearch Support and in the Family History Center and in the Edmonton Temple, and I will continue to do these things, but at a more enjoyable pace.


Anonymous Dishwasher said...

I'm buying a house and adding a dishwasher. The only good space it will fit though is in an island across from the sink. Where do I tap in for the drain line? I can go through the floor as it's an open basement beneath. Do I run it down, under the floor and up into the sink drain?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 4:41:00 AM MDT  
Blogger Bill Buchanan said...

I am a handyman not a plumber, and the plumbing code probably varies somewhat with the locality. I think that running the drain line under the floor would work, but I suggest that you check locally. e.g. plumbing code and insurance implications

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 10:28:00 AM MDT  

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