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March 19th, 2004
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I pay the Homer tax
I just realized that I could get rid of my dishwasher. I don't use it, not even as a wine rack. It's an old piece of crap that doesn't clean very well. And since I own the house, I don't have to just leave it there. I could get rid of it and use the space for storage, which I really need more of in the kitchen. I don't know why this thought hadn't occurred to me before.

Anyone have advice, suggestions, or anecdotes to offer?

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From:treacle_well
Date:March 19th, 2004 10:31 am (UTC)
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If it's usable, post it on the gb-reuse list with disclaimers (this list is for listing stuff that's free or for barter).

If you think it's unusable and need to just dump it, I don't know about how to make that happen. But I bet a call to yourtown Public Works department would get you some info.

Or you could keep it and use it for storing clean dishes.
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From:hrafn
Date:March 19th, 2004 10:34 am (UTC)
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Ooh, neat idea. If you didn't want to spend a lot on putting in shelves or cabinets or anything, it would turn into a nice big empty you could slide, say, the recycling bin into. Though that would just declutter part of the kitchen/dining space, not really provide more storage . . . I've no idea how tricky it would be to remove the thing - maybe post it to reuse as a "come and get it, but you'll have to do the dismantling part, too"? Though I don't imagine it's _that_ tricky to uninstall - probably just uncouple the water hoses and unplug the cord (well, I'm assuming it's plugged in like any other large appliance, not hard-wired into the house, which would be somewhat trickier to undo) and scoot the thing out of the space. I wonder if any of my fit-it books have useful info: email me and I'll look it up, and ask L. if he has any ideas/experience in that area.

Installing new shelves into the gap left behind would be easy and pretty cheap, if you only want something practical and not necessarily attractive or in keeping with the current look. And if you don't want doors, all the better (a simple curtain could be put up to hide stuff/keep dust out). Another nice aspect is that it could make accessing stuff in that cabinet next to the stove a lot simpler, too.

Dammit, _I_ want a home-improvement project now! (One that doesn't involve $%@^%!! mortar.)
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From:queue
Date:March 19th, 2004 11:59 am (UTC)
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Dammit, _I_ want a home-improvement project now! (One that doesn't involve $%@^%!! mortar.)

You're quite welcome to help with this project.
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From:theora
Date:March 19th, 2004 11:48 am (UTC)
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magid is a wine rack?
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From:magid
Date:March 22nd, 2004 01:02 am (UTC)
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No, but I play one on TV ;-).
(Look here for why he linked.)

Queue, I know you're not planning to move anytime soon, but I was told that it's something that makes the house salable when it's on the market. Possibly worth getting a dishwasher that works to your satisfaction?
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From:queue
Date:March 22nd, 2004 06:00 am (UTC)
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I'd much rather just clean the dishes by hand than spend the money on a dishwasher. I suppose it might be worht looking into getting a dishwasher if I ever move again.
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