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Old 03-11-2013, 03:03 PM
 
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I would like to take out my non working garbage disposal and then NOT put in a new one. I can live without it, so my question is...how do I fix it up after I take out the garbage disposal. I have a two sink, the garbage disposal is on the left side of the split sink. What are the steps to take please.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:59 PM
 
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Get a plumber and hope he's a good PVC mechanic.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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You have to rework the drain and pipes to fit. it really does take a plumber if you do not understand the flow and drain commections. The easiest thing is to call a plumber. Get several estimates and go with who you feel is good for your job.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:08 PM
 
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The easiest thing to do is to put a new disposal in. A basic model is not expensive (compared to the cost of a plumber). If the top part is the same (e.g. replacing Insinkerator with Insinkerator) it takes less than an hour.

Replacing the drain isn't so hard, if it's PVC. If it's metal, it's a pain, and you usually would replace everything up to and including the P-trap with PVC and then have a rubber adapter to the house drain.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:09 PM
 
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Take pictures, go to a home store plumbing section and ask for help. Typically you redo everything under the sink with fresh materials. It ends up being a better job and easier. Be sure to ask for everything, including the sink drains and stoppers, traps and piping, small saw, the cleaner and glue, and a small tube of plumber's putty for "just in case" the drain fit isn't perfect with just the gasket.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Sink strainer basket, plumber's putty, a 1-1/2" sink drain trap kit, probably a little bit of PVC, or ABS, a couple of fittings, some glue, a saw, a little patience, and a whole lot of forethought as to how it's going to all go together.

Now, if that didn't burst your bubble post a couple of pics of the plumbing configuration as it is now and a few of us can explain how to "git-r-done!"
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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It might help you if you search for pictures of sink drain plumbing, so you'll have an idea of how it should look without a disposal. That way, you'll have an idea of what the parts look like.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:05 AM
 
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If it leaves a hole the specific size of the disposal maybe the most expensive especially in matching the cabinets. Since its a specfic size I'd use the space to place a rollout trash can. The facing can be matched to cabinets doors or have one made that matches the appliances at metal shop.The door is not hinged but attached to the roll out trash can system. Basically you have a handle at top like a draw and you pull out and fake door comes out with trash can on rollout fixture.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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If it leaves a hole the specific size of the disposal maybe the most expensive especially in matching the cabinets. Since its a specfic size I'd use the space to place a rollout trash can. The facing can be matched to cabinets doors or have one made that matches the appliances at metal shop.The door is not hinged but attached to the roll out trash can system. Basically you have a handle at top like a draw and you pull out and fake door comes out with trash can on rollout fixture.

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Old 03-13-2013, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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IF you replace the disposal it will cost about $50 (if you shop around) and take you maybe 15 minutes. If you remove it it will probably requrie a plumber and cost $200 plus.

Maybe they make a bypass unit for people who want ot get rid of them. That should be eve cheaper than a disposal and just as easy to instal. Not sure if anyone makes one though. Google about.
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