How To Install A Garbage Disposal
When it comes to replacing a garbage disposal, it’s easy to try to rush a job and get it done quickly. However, if you go too fast that you skip over important steps to have your garbage disposal installed correctly, you can create more complicated plumbing problems that you’ll absolutely need to call a plumber for. If you’ve never replaced a garbage disposal before, you should probably budget all day to complete this task. Or, if you’d rather have a professional do the job in a fraction of the time, give Culpeper Home Services a call.
If you do choose to do these job yourself, great! Here’s some simple steps for you to follow.
Make sure you shut of the circuit breaker for your kitchen.
You’ll want to get a waterproof container, and place it under the area where your P-trap is (that’s the J-shaped pipe beneath your sink). You’ll also want to make sure that you detach the kitchen sink drains, and remove any type of basket filter, caulking, or plumber’s putty that was used to seal the filter to the sink bowl.
Check to see if your garbage disposal included a garbage disposal flange. If it does, you’re all set. If it doesn’t, you’ll need to go pick one up at a plumbing supply store. Next, apply plumber’s putty around the flange and press it into the area. You’ll want to put a clean cloth in the sink as well You will need to buy a garbage disposal flange package if you’re new unit really did not feature one. Apply plumber’s putty around the flange and also press it into the area. Put a clean cloth in the sink as well as place the disposal on the flange to maintain it from relocating.
Under the sink, stack the rubber gasket against the bottom of the sink, after that the installing bracket and break the snap ring right into place.
Tighten the three screws on the placing bracket up until snug.
Make use of a hammer to knock out the drainpipe plug from the dish washer drain opening on the disposal. Important: If you don’t have a diswasher, DO NOT knock it out.
Get rid of the cord cover plate and also connect the electric cable to the power supply. Press the cords back in, and then reattach home plate.
To link the drain, position the gasket in the discharge outlet. Attach the discharge tube with the flange and also bolts.
Line up the 3 tabs with the placing ring. Use a wrench to turn and lock the tabs over the ridges. Connect the dishwashing machine drain. The discharge pipe need to be aligned effectively, then you can reconnect your drain lines.
Next, check out your new garbage disposal.
If you’d like for an expert to handle replacing the garbage disposal for you, contact Culpeper Home Services today, or call us at 540-845-3653.
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