The story behind the dishwasher tub is as follows…Our previous dishwasher is/was ~25 years old and was ready for retirement. After patiently watching craigslist for 2 months, I pounced on a new Maytag for ~$210, hauling included. I purchased it on Monday and installed it on Tuesday, but this resulted in an old, worthless dishwasher sitting on my balcony. I contacted the county trash removal company that services our condominium complex to schedule a pickup of the old dishwasher (city residents are allowed 2 large item pickups per year). After mentioning an apartment number, the agent replied that this service isn’t provided to condominium owners and I would have to pay at least $35 to have the dishwasher removed. $35! I pay taxes in this city! I pay for the trash removal service! Since I am frugal and a Burnside, a solution immediately came to me…I would make the trash removal service take the dishwasher anyway.
As you may have already guessed, I dismantled the entire dishwasher. One hour with a power drill, pliers, and a hammer resulted in the complete disassembly of the dishwasher. I scattered the various parts that I couldn’t salvage into the many trash dumpsters in the complex. I moved the dishwasher tub into my car tonight and I will place it in a dumpster tomorrow morning at 5:00 AM. Is this wrong? Maybe. Maybe not. But it has been a VERY fun project! At least I am recycling it.