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Old 04-03-2019, 12:41 PM   #1
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How can I fix this leaky garbage disposal pipe?


Hi there,

The black pipe that comes out of my garbage disposal has a tiny hairline crack in it. It's almost invisible, but I do see water slowly beading out of it, creating a small leak at times. The red arrow indicates where the crack is (just above the transition to the white pipe).

What's the best remedy for this? Some sort of clamp?

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Old 04-03-2019, 12:46 PM   #2
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You need to replace it. Iíve seen that pipe and gasket available in the box stores. Look in the garbage disposal section


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Old 04-03-2019, 01:13 PM   #3
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You need to replace it. Iíve seen that pipe and gasket available in the box stores. Look in the garbage disposal section


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I can replace the black pipe without having to replace the garbage disposal?
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Yes. You need to purchase the gasket as well.


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the gasket may be different then yours but this will get you started. Did a quick search


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Yes. You need to purchase the gasket as well.


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Why couldn't I just use the current gasket I have?

Also, I'm not sure if it matters, but the black elbow pipe has a smaller diameter than the white pipe it feeds into.
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Is that a wingnut in your drain pipe?
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Is that a wingnut in your drain pipe?
Yes. Don't ask me why!
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If you donít want to buy a new gasket you donít have to. I was trying to save you another trip to the store. You will probably be able to reuse the bottom gasket. Iíve probably installed well over a hundred disposals. Iím suggesting you get a new gasket. Take the advice or leave it. Itís your call
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Where is your trap?
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Where is your trap?


I was thinking the same thing. Heís gonna have to have the exact replacement for everything to line up. A curved one at least because it canít be swung in and out without a trap. But if there was no trap it would have to let a lot of smell in.
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Where is your trap?

The trap is located about 3 feet further down....in the basement. What's annoying is that it's in front of a window in my unfinished basement and will need to be moved if I finish the basement.
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If you donít want to buy a new gasket you donít have to. I was trying to save you another trip to the store. You will probably be able to reuse the bottom gasket. Iíve probably installed well over a hundred disposals. Iím suggesting you get a new gasket. Take the advice or leave it. Itís your call

Thanks. I thought you meant the bottom gasket (the white one). But I now assume that you're talking about the top gasket.
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Yes they get distorted after time and are hard to get to seal when they are. I canít see the brand disposal on my phone. But that gasket fits the insinkerator type disposals. Itís possible there may be nothing wrong with your old one. Take it apart and see before you go to store if you want to check. Since that drain pipe canít be moved you might want to buy a curved one rather then the 90 degree turn like I posted. Normally it wouldnít be an issue but if there is any length difference then you could have issues. I have no idea if the turn radius is the same. But this is a really simple repair with the right parts.
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Bring your old elbow into the store with you to make sure the flange on the new one matches!
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