Garbage Disposal Flange Installation

What You'll Need
Garbage disposal flange
Upper mounting ring
Lower mounting ring
Mounting bolts
Plumbers putty

When you are in need of a garbage disposal flange, you are able to install one yourself without having to hire someone to do it for you. It can be a quick process that allows you to save money, and know the job was done by someone you trust, yourself. The materials you need can easily be found in a hardware store near you.

Step 1: Setting Up

You will want to make sure you have all the materials that are needed in order to get started. Since you will be working under the sink, you want to make sure they are all right next to you, so you do not have to worry about getting out from under the sink every time you need something. You also want to make sure you have the instructions for the flange, and read them before beginning to have an idea of what you are starting to do. Make sure to unplug the disposal as well to ensure you are not caught up, or electrocuted while going through the process.

Step 2: The Start of the Process

Seal the sink opening using a little bit of plumber’s putty, putting it at about a half inch in thickness around the opening of the sink. Then place the new sing flange in the sink opening, and press it firmly into the putty that you just placed. You should get someone to press down lightly on the flange while you work from beneath the sink. You will want to take the gasket, and attachment ring shaped as a triangle, and slide them over the sink flange. This should be held in its place, and attached to the sink flange using a round clip or snap ring. You will want to move the snap ring, and clip it into the recess that is on the sink flange sleeve. The mounting ring should have three screws that will be used to tighten the mounting ring into place within the disposal.

Step 3: Finishing Up the Process

You will want to finish the process by tightening the mounting ring screws evenly and securely so the mounting ring does not wiggle or move. You can then tighten the mounting ring by applying pressure evenly to the bottom of the sink. Once this is done, you can then hook up the power back to the garbage disposal. This enables you to know that the disposal is working the way it should be, and that you have hooked the flange up correctly. You can then sit back, and relax knowing that you have done the entire job by yourself, and did not have to hire a professional to help you out with it. You will want to make sure there is no water leakage while you are finishing up as well, and that the screws are tight.