Is the ugly breather line/fixture needed from the dishwasher?

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        I am getting ready to replace my countertops with granite and would like to eliminate the ugly fixture called a “breather” line (I believe) that sits next to the sink faucet. It looks as if it is connected to the dishwasher and disposal. Have gotten mixed answers on its purpose and/or necessities. CAN I ELIMINATE or re-configure so that it does not sit on top of my nice granite countertop?


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          Yes you need it on top of sink top the way it is now, that is a VB for your dishwasher.

        • #294927
          Avatar photoDUNBAR

            That is called an Air Gap and used to protect the situation that if your sink clogged, and with your dishwasher connected to such drain, this device provides a air gap to keep this from siphoning back into the dishwasher which will contaminate the water inside of unit.

            This is code nearly in all states and would just advise replacing this item with new one to update looks.

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