Installing a disposal

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Old 05-04-17, 04:16 AM
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Installing a disposal

Hi All, any tricks for installing a disposal onto the drain other than to muscling into place with one hand. Just curious.
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Old 05-04-17, 04:54 AM
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Nothing special, just lining up drain and don't forget to knock plug out if you have a dishwasher.
 
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Old 05-04-17, 04:55 AM
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I use a scissor jack and wood blocking as a third hand. Sure is easier than trying to hold the disposal steady to connect the installation collar.
 
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Old 05-04-17, 05:38 AM
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I too was going to suggest a jack but Beelzebob beat me too it. So I'll just say .
 
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Old 05-04-17, 03:34 PM
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It's hard to do, but I try to fit both feet in the cabinet. I face the disposer and lift it up by the ring.
Lifting by the ring is the key, especially on ones with a sound baffle.
 
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Update, all installed and working great,the strainer had a foam like gasket between it and the sink and minimal silicone so it basically popped right out, I used a small bottle jack with a metal plate on top and jacked it right into place,Slick!
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