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Huskyfan68 12-05-2012 09:41 PM

*@$#%! I _________ up!!!!
 
Total oversight on my part- Kitchen cabinets are in and grante counters with sink are now installed. In installing the granite counter- they also installed a 9' deep "undermount" sink. When I went to eyeball the garbage disposal install I notice the outlet from the disposal is 2-3" lower than my drain. I cannot lower the drain at all since it comes in from the side wall and making it any lower would throw off the natural pitch out the main. I can buy another sink which is same dimensions but 7.5" deep but I don't think that helps me enough. Do they make any disposals where the outlet is less than 6" down???
I'm beside myself knowing I made this poor error and feel there is no way out.
HELP

eclark 12-05-2012 09:47 PM

How about going with a 6 inch deep self rimming sink?

Our just not using a disposal? Garbage wasn't meant to go down the drain anyway.

renoit 12-05-2012 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Huskyfan68
Total oversight on my part- Kitchen cabinets are in and grante counters with sink are now installed. In installing the granite counter- they also installed a 9' deep "undermount" sink. When I went to eyeball the garbage disposal install I notice the outlet from the disposal is 2-3" lower than my drain. I cannot lower the drain at all since it comes in from the side wall and making it any lower would throw off the natural pitch out the main. I can buy another sink which is same dimensions but 7.5" deep but I don't think that helps me enough. Do they make any disposals where the outlet is less than 6" down???
I'm beside myself knowing I made this poor error and feel there is no way out.
HELP

You sure you won't be okay once a p-trap is installed??

Huskyfan68 12-05-2012 09:51 PM

I really can only change the sink with one that will fit in the opening. The counter is already cut to fit the sink

Huskyfan68 12-05-2012 10:13 PM

the P trap is what comes out of the disposal and goes down correct? Won't it still be an issue if the main drain is still higher than disposal outlet?

ben's plumbing 12-05-2012 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Huskyfan68 (Post 1067304)
the P trap is what comes out of the disposal and goes down correct? Won't it still be an issue if the main drain is still higher than disposal outlet?

take a picture so we can see what you got..ben sr

Huskyfan68 12-05-2012 10:44 PM

you can see the outlet from disposal (no P trap) and waste drain off to the right

http://s686.beta.photobucket.com/use...43625335474734

TheEplumber 12-06-2012 01:00 AM

You can get a closer coupled disposal- perhaps a Badger. But it still looks a little close.
Also look at sinks with a shallow bowl on one side

oh'mike 12-06-2012 03:44 AM

Garbage disposers are not necessary---you could learn to live without it---

md2lgyk 12-06-2012 08:54 AM

I did something similar when I remodeled a kitchen a few years back. I can tell you with certainty that the drain MUST be below the disposal's outlet. If you can't figure a way for that to happen, don't install the disposal.

rjniles 12-06-2012 08:59 AM

2 suggestions:

Get a GD with a shorter neck. The 1 in your picture is not typical.

I do not see why you can not open the wall and lower the trap arm tee. PIA but doable.

Huskyfan68 12-06-2012 09:23 AM

if anyone knows of any GD's that have higher outputs let me know- most of the one's I've looked at look about the same- thanks

ben's plumbing 12-06-2012 09:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Huskyfan68 (Post 1067448)
if anyone knows of any GD's that have higher outputs let me know- most of the one's I've looked at look about the same- thanks

wall is not in very good shap anyway...cut board out lower drain line.....1/2 hr tops....ben sr:yes:

Huskyfan68 12-06-2012 09:37 AM

thanks all- I cannot lower drain line- thats part of the issue- the drain comes in from the basement (split level house)- The kitchen is on a slab- The drain goes out the back (which is actually the basement ceiling)- then pitches all the way to the right (about 20') to the main drain outlet- It's as low as it can go

rjniles 12-06-2012 09:57 AM

Insinkerator GD's have the drain hole 6"(measure to center of hole) below the bottom of the sink, yours looks a lot more that that .


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