First, you need to measure the distance from the outlet to the top of the disposal. Next, lower the tee that connects the discharge pipe to the trap. Remove two nuts securing the tee to the web and tailpiece. Finally, replace the tailpiece. Now your disposal should be ready for use. If the disposal is jammed, a hex wrench can help.
To prevent jammed garbage disposal, try to locate the obstruction. Glass, peach pits, and fibrous waste can jam the garbage disposal. To remove the block, remove the rubber baffle inside the drain. You can then use tongs or needle-nose pliers to remove the blockage. If the problem persists, contact a professional to fix the problem. Garbage disposals are not designed to last forever. The average lifespan is eight to 15 years.
If you are not mechanically inclined, you can install the unit yourself. It will take approximately an hour for a qualified installer to install the garbage disposal. If you want to do it yourself, make sure you buy the same model and brand of disposal. That way, you won’t need to reroute pipes. This way, you’ll be able to install the new unit easily.
Before installing the disposal, you need to install the electrical wiring first. This is important because if it isn’t done correctly, it can result in a fire hazard. It’s better to hire a professional. The average cost for installing the disposal depends on the model and brand, which may require additional work.
Next, remove the old disposal assembly from the sink drain. This flange assembly is necessary for proper drain sealing and is recyclable if you buy a new unit from the same manufacturer. The mounting ring is another essential part of the garbage disposal assembly. This ring sandwiches around the top and bottom opening of the sink. The installation of the disposal assembly can take anywhere from an hour to a day or two.
Once installed, the new disposal should last up to 10 years. Depending on the brand, feed type, and hourly rate, it depends on the plumber or handyman who will perform the installation. It is estimated that the building will take about two or three hours. The plumber or handyman may charge a minimum callout fee and labor costs.
Before you can start installing the garbage disposal:
- Make sure that the power is off. Once you have turned the passion back on, you can install the lower mounting ring.
- Attach the discharge tube to the disposal valve using a metal clamp.
- Once the disposal has been mounted, ensure that all the plumbing fixtures are dry and that no items are in the sink.
New disposal may take a few hours to install, but it’s well worth it!