Tip 1 - Don't start making an involved dinner before installation. Beef stroganoff was on the menu and I was under the impression Nick would have the dishwasher installed within 30 minutes. The cooked meat ended up sitting on the stove for almost 2 hours.
Tip 2 - Don't forget to shut off the water before disconnecting old dishwasher.
Tip 3 - Don't forget to wash every towel in the home before dishwasher installation. You will need all of them to soak up water in the event you didn't shut off the water before you disconnected the dishwasher.
Tip 4 - Don't install dishwasher right before you go to work because you might feel rushed and drill into your fingernail leaving you with: half a fingernail.
Tip 5 - Don't let your 4-year-old play with the hose in the backyard on day of installation. You might put your dog outside while installing dishwasher and get a fun, muddy mess to clean up.
Tip 6 - Don't forget to read the instruction manual or you might just have to reinstall your dishwasher the next day...or day after that.
Tip 7 - In the event you didn't read the instruction manual and have to reinstall your dishwasher, please read Tip 6 before installation process. :)
Later Nick called and apologized for the crazy evening. I just laughed. It makes a good story for the blog, right? And now all of you have been prepped and forewarned if/when you install a dishwasher. It's a win-win really.
Left: Old D Right: New D
However, I would like to try out the new dishwasher someday soon...isn't it pretty?