Re: Can you use a built in dishwasher as a free standing one?
Sure, you can. You can also put a couch on your front porch and your old car up on cinder blocks. It's almost St. Patty's Day; don't forget the inflatable leprechaun on the roof.
One problem with your idea is stability -- the washer will likely tip over when you open the door, especially when you pull out one or both racks. You could build a box for it, but you'll need to put some weight in the back at the bottom so it won't tip over when you open it up.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.