Install A Kitchen Sink Disposal In 5 Steps Install A Kitchen Sink Disposal In 5 Steps

Installing a kitchen sink disposal is simple and easy. Garbage disposals are a great way to cut down on trash and to keep your kitchen clean. To get started you will need a kitchen garbage disposal unit and accessories, plumber’s putty, bucket, Philips and straight screwdrivers, wrench, pliers, hose clamp, and goggles. Disposal kits come with all parts, including instructions.
 
There are a number of varieties to choose from on the market of different costs, sizes, and features. There are basically two types of units available: continuous fee and the batch-feed model. The continuous feed has an on/off circuit on the wall to control the intake of the disposal. This obviously prevents hands from being near the disposal when it is on. The batch-feed model is operated by a twist handle lid on the top of the disposal which allows for water to go through. It does not allow for foodstuffs to go through and this can be a bit more time consuming if food gets backed up. Septic systems are designed to contain the waste from kitchens and bathrooms. There are drainage cleaning products available to help keep the system clean and active.
 
The key to installing the unit is a bit of special expertise that can be accomplished with some diligence and ingenuity. Installing these units will require plumbing and electrical wiring. Before you begin the installation, it may be advantageous to have an experience electrician install an outlet and wall switch. If you’re experienced with working with electric wiring, make sure you are up to date with local electrical codes. After the basic electrical wiring is installed you can start the disposal installation.  Remember to wear goggles.

Step 1: Power Supply

Shut off all power at the breaker box and make sure it is locked. If possible, let others know what you are up to so they don’t try to turn the power back on. Tests the wires with a voltage gage to make sure they are not active. These steps help to prevent electrical injury. Remove the waste assembly from the sink. Empty any excess food or water the bucket. Unscrew any screws and remove the mounting assembly.
 
Step 2: Using Putty

Apply plumber’s putty to the new flange and drop into the sink hole. Attach the mounting assembly. Slide the unit onto the flange until it locks in place. Seal and tighten any screws.
 
Step 3: Take Care of Disposal

Insert the top of the disposal unit onto the mounting assembly. Tighten the screws. Test the unit by shaking it to see if it holds in place.
 
Step 4: Proper Alignment

Align and rotate the disposal unit. Attach the dishwasher tube and the discharge tube. This may require some maneuvering depending on the positioning of the dishwasher.
 
Step 5: Reconnect Wiring

Connect the proper electrical wiring. Use the recommended cord for the disposal. Restore power. Carefully, test this disposal unit. Have your work checked by an inspector to be sure you comply with local codes.

Sit back and enjoy your hard work.

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