How to Install a Water Trash Pump

A water trash pump is a very important contraption in your plumbing system since it draws out water and other materials and disposes them properly to the sewer system. This eliminates the accumulation of garbage and other small food particles in your sink. Follow the simple steps below to effectively install your own water trash pump.

Tools and Materials

  • Insulated working gloves
  • Electrical tape
  • Rags
  • Trash pump
  • Tool kit
  • Wires
  • Scraper
  • Plumber’s putty

Step 1 - Remove the Waste Assembly Under Your Sink

To begin, remove the waste assembly under your sink. To do this, remove all the things that are stored under your items in order to give you more room to work with. Use a screwdriver to remove the waste assembly since this is where you will fit your trash pump. You may find it difficult to remove the cover of the waste assembly due to the sealant that was applied, but you can use a scraper to coax it out.

Step 2 - Put the Trash Pump

Secure the trash pump under the sink. To do this, use bolts and a plumber’s putty to hold the trash pump firmly in place while you work. Secure the mounting rings and bolts in place to hold the trash pump properly under your sink. Make sure that everything is in proper order before you proceed to the next step. In most cases, the installation of the trash pump depends on the instructions of the manufacturer so make sure that you have the manual of the trash pump in place.

Step 3 - Power Up The Trash Pump

To power up the trash pump, you need to connect the wiring to the existing circuit of your garbage disposal system. Before you do this, make sure that you turn off the main power of your home and also wear the insulated working gloves to prevent yourself from being executed. Refer to the manual of the trash pump to make the right connections or you can ask a help from a friend who knows something about electrical circuits.

Step 4 - Connect Your Trash Pump to the Pipes

After you have completed the wirings of the pump, you need to connect the pump to the waste water lines of your home’s plumbing system so that you can successfully eliminate the waste to the sewers. Use extra PVC pipes if necessary.

Step 5 - Test if the Trash Pump is Working Properly

Once the connections are done, turn on the trash pump to test it. A working trash pump does not leak, so if it does, make sure that you check that the connection of the pipes are tight enough