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Install a new garbage disposal in the kitchen sink

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  • bob1623
    bob1623 Done 0 cheers 2017-04-14 19:25:19

    I've done this!

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  • bob1623
    bob1623 Done 1 cheers 2017-04-14 19:22:03

    Easier than I first thought

    I picked up a new garbage disposal at the local home improvement store. I got a model that is almost exactly the same as the one being replaced. I was hoping I could just pull the old one out and plug the new one right in.

    Uninstall is easy.

    1. Disconnect the wiring

    2. Disconnect the plumbing

    3. Pull out the old unit.

    Installation is just the opposite. The hardest part is the connecting the old unit to the sink drain as it has to be lifted into place and fastened down. After a couple failed attempts, I finally got it in. Plumbing and wiring were easy.

    And it works and NO leaks. I am always delighted when a job like this has not leaks.

    Glad this is done and I did not let it linger for a few weeks before getting it done.

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    • ligemst
      ligemst 1 cheers 2017-04-15 00:14:50

      @bob1623 I used to attempt all this myself, but I usually have too much on my plate. I just have a list of things that I have our handyman do since my husband has less handyman abilities than I do.

      Great job!!!

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  • bob1623
    bob1623 Done 4 cheers 2017-04-14 02:01:59

    Not a job I like

    I was cleaning the kitchen the other day, turned on the garbage disposal, and thought i heard water dripping under the sink. It was more than a drip. It was more like a stream. Water was coming from somewhere on the garbage disposal.

    Great! These things are not difficult to change out, but crawling around under a sink is never a comfortable job. Plus , I suck at plumbing jobs.

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