How to Install a Sewage Grinder Pump How to Install a Sewage Grinder Pump

What You'll Need
Sewage grinder pump
Screwdriver
Plumbers putty
Cloth
Scraper
Electrical tape
Wire
Plumbing connections

A waste grinder pump can be a great way of getting rid of smelly solid waste by putting it safely down the drain rather than putting it in the bin. Garbage disposal is nothing new, however it is becoming more and more popular.

Installing your own sewage grinder pump is actually very easy if you take the time to prepare and ensure that you have all of the right tools and materials ready and prepared.

Step 1 - Removing the Waste

Start by using a screwdriver to lift up the waste assembly from your sink, most sinks will already have a cover where a garbage grinder system can be fitted. Undo the screws so that you can access this space. You should now have a hole in the sink where you can fit the new garbage grinder.

If there is any sealant around the area then you should be sure to get rid of this by scraping it. Make sure that the underside of the sink is also
clean.

Step 2 - Securing the Waste Disposal

Roll up a section of plumbers putty using your hands and use this to seal the flange to the sink. If there is any excess putty then use a knife to remove this. The putty is important as it will help to seal the waste disposal system back onto the sink.

The waste disposal system should now fit snugly into the outlet that you have just opened. Ensure that this fits properly and doesn't move when you try to rock it.

Step 3 - Wiring

Connect the waste disposal system up to the electricity supply. Ensure that the power is shut off completely before you start work on any electrical system in your house. The waste disposal system should be connected to it own dedicated circuit with a circuit breaker. This ensures that no matter what happens you are completely safe.

Wire it properly with the correct wire to ensure that the whole system is safe and secure. You might also like to get an electrician in to check the quality of your connections and to ensure that everything is wired up properly.

Step 4 - Plumbing

Now connect the waste disposal system to the plumbing lines. This will be the way that waste is removed from the waste disposal system. Make sure that everything is tightly connected and that the garbage disposal system doesn't move when you try to rock it. You will need to use new lengths of PVC pipe and various connectors to secure the waste disposal to the waste water lines.

Step 5 - Connecting

Connect the waste disposal system and then turn the power back on. Once the power has been turned back on you can then check the system to ensure that it doesn't leak. If there are any leaks then these will need to be repaired using PTFE tape and caulking.

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