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Old 12-05-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:47 PM   #2
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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.

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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.
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You sure you won't be okay once a p-trap is installed??
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:51 PM   #4
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I really can only change the sink with one that will fit in the opening. The counter is already cut to fit the sink
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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?
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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
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you can see the outlet from disposal (no P trap) and waste drain off to the right

http://s686.beta.photobucket.com/use...43625335474734
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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
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Garbage disposers are not necessary---you could learn to live without it---
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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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