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Old 02-02-2011, 11:56 AM   #1
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Hello! I've got a busted disposal I'd like to remove and replace with some simple pvc pipe. I've been reading around online and have a small checklist ready for my trip to lowes...

Strainer
plumbers putty
dishwasher pvc pipe piece

And here are some pictures of my work area.


http://i56.tinypic.com/fdvtkz.jpg
http://i56.tinypic.com/15e9qw2.jpg
http://i53.tinypic.com/2emej6f.jpg
http://i55.tinypic.com/2ikytw.jpg

I was thinking of removing the black pipe coming out of the disposal and rotating to p trap toward the sink strainer, then just using a straight piece of pvc to connect the two. Does that sound like the simplest way?

I've got no experience plumping, so any advice would be much appreciated.

thanks!


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I was thinking of removing the black pipe coming out of the disposal and rotating to p trap toward the sink strainer, then just using a straight piece of pvc to connect the two. Does that sound like the simplest way?
Umm no, throw the black 90 away with the disposer.

If you're completely removing the disposer, you'll need the following:

New basket strainer (kit)
Plumbers Putty
Flanged tailpiece (PVC)
Dishwasher tailpiece (PVC)
P-trap (PVC)

- Hack saw
- Strainer wrench

After you've removed the disposer, clean up the hole in the sink both top and bottom. Install your new basket strainer, then connect the flanged tailpiece to that with the top hat washer and the brass compression nut supplied with your strainer.

Put your p-trap together, then use your "eyechromoter" to measure where you'll need to cut both tailpieces.

Connect the dishwasher tailpiece to the flanged tailpiece

Connect the p-trap to the dishwasher tailpiece

Connect the dishwasher hose to the tailpiece

Make sure all the slip joint nuts are tight (by hand not wrench)

That should be it. Unfortunately don't have time to post a picture of how it should look. I tried a quick google search, but return a bunch of jacked up DIY'er projects. Maybe someone else here has a pic of what it should look like on a single basin sink.

Hope this helps!

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Thank you very much for the detailed post! You've outlined the steps very nicely for me.

I apologize if I wasn't clear, but it I do intend to remove the black pipe in the pictures =)

My question now is, why do I need a new p-trap if one is already installed? I was thinking of cleaning it out and lining it up to my sink drain, then taking my newly purchased dishwasher tail-piece and just connecting the two with the slip joint nuts.

I'm only staying in the house for a short while and looking to spend as little money as possible =p

thanks again!

ps. I found this picture. It looks like he's only using one tail-piece?

http://activerain.com/image_store/up...5749155566.jpg

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I say 2 because the flanged tailpiece fits the bottom of the strainer, where a standard dishwasher tailpiece will not.

As far as replacing the p-trap that was just a suggestion. They're only a couple bucks. You can use the existing one if you want to. Sometimes combining new and old don't always seal well.
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Ah I see. Thanks a bunch, I'll have to shop around at lowes and look at my options =)

I may go with a kit if the price is right.
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You can get a dishwasher tail piece that has the flange to fit the strainer basket. One piece instead of 2 (less joints). I agree for a few $$ get a new P trap.
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You can get a dishwasher tail piece that has the flange to fit the strainer basket. One piece instead of 2 (less joints). I agree for a few $$ get a new P trap.
Not sure I've ever seen one like that???

That would mean the slip nut and washer would have to be built-in (pre-fabricated) between the flange and the dishwasher connection
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Not sure I've ever seen one like that???

That would mean the slip nut and washer would have to be built-in (pre-fabricated) between the flange and the dishwasher connection
Just the nut is built in. Available in brass and plastic. Works great when the trap is roughed in high. I've used them for condensate drain connections too.
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Just curious, If I bought these pieces separately would i need to also buy a joint/nut/washer? or would they most likely be included with the tailpiece? and p traps always come as kits right?

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Just curious, If I bought these pieces separately would i need to also buy a joint/nut/washer? or would they most likely be included with the tailpiece? and p traps always come as kits right?

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Yep, they'll come as kits
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Awesome I'll take some pictures once I'm done. Hopefully everything goes smoothly. I got a feeling it won't, lol
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Got my parts, going to start the job tomorrow morning! Everything went very smoothly at home depot, and picked up everything I needed for around $30.

I noticed that my garbage disposal is actually leaking through the hole the romex runs into!!! very dangerous stuff...I need to take care of this asap.
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There are some pictures, everything went very well! No leaks, very fast draining, and the dishwasher seems to be working again! I also didn't get electrocuted or blow any fuses =p

thanks everyone here for all the help. It would have never happened without your assistance =)


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