Garbage Disposal Install
Garbage Disposal Install
Garbage disposal installation is a fairly straightforward process for most plumbers. The first step is to turn off the power to the disposal unit and the water supply to the sink. Next, the plumber will remove the old disposal unit if there is one already installed. They will then place the new unit in the mounting assembly and secure it in place. The plumber will then reconnect the water supply and power to the unit, and turn the power and water back on. Finally, they will test the unit to make sure it is working properly. The whole process usually takes about an hour or two to complete.
An air switch is a device that is usually placed on the countertop, which allows you to turn on and off the garbage disposal by pressing a button. This eliminates the need to use a switch or lever located under the sink, making it more convenient to use.
Insinkerator is a brand of garbage disposal that is known for its durability and powerful grinding capabilities. They come in various models and with various features, such as sound insulation and anti-jam technology.
Badger is another brand of garbage disposal that is known for its reliability and affordability. They come in different models, with different horsepower and grinding capabilities.
The horsepower of a garbage disposal unit is an indicator of its power and grinding capability. 3/10 HP is the lowest, 1/2 HP is a standard size, 3/4 HP is a little more powerful and 1HP is the most powerful option.
Installing a new garbage disposal requires some basic plumbing knowledge and the ability to follow manufacturer instructions. It is typically done by a licensed plumber. The process involves turning off the water supply, disconnecting the old unit, and connecting the new one. It’s important to note that improper installation can lead to leaks or other issues.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is a particular sink required to install a garbage disposal? No, an InSinkErator garbage disposal does not need a unique sink to be installed. Most sinks come with a 90-mm sink hole as standard, and our removals are designed to fit these; you just need to ensure you have enough space under your sink to hold the unit.
Fatty foods such as butter, vegetable oil, meat trimmings, and grease from bacon and other cooked products must be corrected for garbage disposal and drains. These fatty foods can cause problems with the disposal blades and their removal.
If you have a double sink, run the disposal’s discharge tube directly to a tee beneath the opposite sink. To drain correctly, the pipe must drop about 1/4 in.
If you only have one sink, the most common drain pipe size is 1-1/2 inches. You can also use this size for a double sink or dishwasher, but if the water pressure is high, a 2-inch pipe may be required. If you have a garbage disposal, you will need a 1-1/2-inch drain pipe and a 2-inch pipe.