Good Guys, where we bought the machine, uses Airtasker as installers. The third named bloke in emails was the actual installer. I am sure the first name one, Ben, would have been hot. Andrew texted the evening before, I will be there between 12 and 2. I replied with delivery instructions, that is it must be delivered through the garage, park in Queens Lane and call us to come down to open the garage door and escort you. Then I realised he had my phone number and I would be out at doctor's appointment at 12.45. I texted again with R's phone number to call. He arrived a bit early the next day and I was still here.
I will say, he was young and ok looking in drug addict kind of way. I was a bit concerned when I heard he had lived in Kalgoorlie. A little more so when he told us how he dissed a bloke who suggested he should admire his Olivers Hill, Frankston, views. Nevertheless, he did know what he was doing. Your hole is not big enough, said he. I will drill, and he did, a larger hole in the cupboard side for the electric wire and hoses. Right, I am off to my doctor by tram and R, I will leave you with it.
Once home, Houston, we have problems. The shelf under the sink won't fit and the drain hose is leaking. Ok, it was only a drip or two. It was only forty minutes out of my day to replace this cheap and nasty clip with the following worm drive clamp from the big green shed hardware shop. No more leaks.
So, now to the under sink shelf. It had holes cut in it originally. It had more holes cut into it when we bought the new dishwasher in 2004. Even more holes cut into when we had the kitchen renovated a couple of years ago, and this time we were pretty well cutting holes into holes to accommodate the new dishwasher pipes. The ever reliable jigsaw was called into use, the coarse blade being replaced by the fine blade and we managed to make the under sink shelf look like a piece of flattened Swiss cheese. However, we did a good job and it all fitted together and the efforts of being up and down on the floor umpteen times for a nearly 70 year old man and a 60 year old man was worth it.
One day we will be too old for it all, but not quite yet.
PS The new dishwasher works ok but is very dark inside. White racks are better.