First, be sure to examine your sink’s set up to make sure that a garbage disposal will fit. You’ll also need to ensure that there is an outlet for the garbage disposal to connect to.
If you do not have one, you’ll need to have one installed. Once you know that a disposal will function in your space, read on and read these simple hassle-free steps on how to install a garbage disposal.
- Turn off water supply.
- Remove the current drain.
- If you have one sink, then the drain consists of one waste pipe.
- If you have two sinks, then you’ll need to remove two pipes.
- Reuse the pipes if they are PVC. If they are metal, replace them with PVC because it does not corrode.
- Remove the strainer and install the flange.
- Unscrew the sink strainer from the sink bowl.
- Replace it with the flange included with your disposal.
- Form a seal for the flange by rolling plumber’s putty in your hands. When you have enough to line the base of the flange, place the putty under the lip and secure the flange in the drain.
- Read the manual and follow the instructions to install the mounting assembly, mounting rings, and retaining rings. Tighten the screws until the gasket and the flange are both tightly fitted to the sink bowl.
- Attach the disposal to the flange according to the owner’s manual and instructions.
- Install a Waste Pipe:
- Connect a P-trap, the curved pipes you’ll see below your sink, to the drain elbow and the drain fitting.
- Follow manufacturer’s instructions in order to connect a dishwasher hose.
- Power up!
- If you are having an electrician install a new power outlet, choose a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter outlet.
- Connect the garbage disposal’s power source to the outlet.
We hope this step-by-step guide can teach you how to install a garbage disposal system in your home regardless of whether you have basic DIY skills or just starting to learn plumbing.
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