Saving Disposal


Old 03-05-05, 06:55 AM
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Question Saving Disposal

In the process of a kitchen remodel, and I'm trying to save the old disposal. Having problems dropping the unit from the sink. Any ideas on dropping the unit? Or is it smarter to just disconnect from drain and get a new disposal?
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Old 03-05-05, 07:19 AM
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Hi timpay14,
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Disconnect any plumbing that goes to the unit.
There should be a "ring" that holds the unit to the sink. You will have to unscrew this ring. You may have to "tap" on the side(large "lugs") of the ring in a counter-clockwise direction(as looking from the bottom of the sink). This unit is somewhat to very heavy depending on the size and model. It must be supported while the ring is being unscrewed as it will fall and either damage the cabinet or your hands.

Once you have the unit removed then you can remove the rest of the drain from the sink as you will need this for the new installation.

I personally see no need to replace the unit if its working correctly.

Good Luck with your project and reply back if you have further questions.

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