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Old 11-26-2015, 09:34 PM   #1
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Replacing Garbage Disoposal question


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Messy disposal started leaking out the bottom and I figure I'll just replace it with piping. How hard a job is this? I looked and I figure I have to remove disposal, remove pipe attached to the side, replace straight pipe down. Anything else? I have it on a right hand side of double sink, an old Kitchen Aid. Thanks guys.
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OK, I'll bite. Why not replace the faulty disposer? A basic 1/3 hp unit only runs about $70.
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Sometimes it is easy---if the trap adapter is within reach or the new P-trap and angled correctly.

You will need: Sink strainer basket
plumbers putty
PVC tailpiece and tail piece washer
P-trap
Post a picture ----someone will help.
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Thanks. I'd like to get rid of the disposal because I don't really care for them, and this gives me a reason. Here's a pic of the situation. I also pretty much have a "standard" tool set, meaning no specific plumbing tools per se. Anything special I'll need outside of parts? Thanks again.
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Here's the lay of the land with the disposal out. Seems that the pipe will NOT go straight as I first thought. Di I need an "S" pipe? It's approx. 6" down but maybe 2" back - not straight at all. I even loosened the other pipes and tried to wiggle it around. Anyone have any advice? Thanks.

EDIT: I cannot get these pics to upload properly. The first is sideways and the other upside down.
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Old 11-27-2015, 01:29 PM   #6
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The big box stores have flexable parts.

You'll need to still attach the DW hose and probably need a hacksaw to cut any pvc with.
*I* disable(remove) the disposal's switch in case the circuit breaker gets turned back on, the wires underneath won't turn live. I also avoid those cheap plastic strainers.
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I would use an end outlet waste kit, slip joint tailpiece extension, new ptrap and perhaps a 45* DWV 45 and trap adapter to align to the existing trap arm. Of course you need a basket strainer as well.

Assemble the waste kit to the strainers, use the extension to get down to the proper drain height.
The cut off the drain arm to get the alignment you need using the 45

I've rotated your pictures for you. The 3rd image is an end outlet kit on a disposal I installed. Of course you are replacing yours so imagine a 90 there instead
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Thanks Eplumber - big, big help.
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