- By Paul Kerr
- In Electricians in Charlotte NC, Handyman Services In Charlotte NC, Home Repairs and Remodeling
Turn Off the Power and Remove Drain Lines
The first step is to look under the sink to make sure a disposal system will fit. Then, at the breaker, turn the power off. The power can be turned off usually from several location. The wall switch is the obvious place but this is not the only place. You need to go to the electrical panel box where all the electrical breakers are located. Find out witch electrical breaker controls that circuit. Once you determine that, you will want to go back and test with a volt tester whether or not the power is off. Tape that electrical breaker down with some electrical tape to make sure no flips it back on by accident. If you’d like peace of mind when installing a brand new garbage disposal, you may want to cover it, along with your other appliances, with a home warranty plan so that, if anything happens to them, you can get them serviced, repaired, and even replaced in some cases – you can look here if you want to learn more about the available plans.
You are now ready to move on. Installing a Garbage disposal
Remove the existing drain lines, if you don’t know how to do this it might be worth learning about Tom Moffett Plumbing. Fiddling with drain lines can be dangerous work! Place a rag in the main drain to prevent leakage.
Next, loosen the large nut on the base of the sink flange, then let it drop down.
Push the strainer body through the sink and remove.
Remove the Putty and Loosen the Screws
Carefully use the screwdriver to remove all the putty from around the sink opening. Use a rag to make sure none of the old putty is left and that the sink opening is clean.
Turn the mounting assembly over, then using a screwdriver and your fingers to loosen all the mounting screws until you have access to the snap ring.
Remove the Snap Ring
Using a screwdriver, pry the snap ring off the sink flange. The mounting assembly will now come apart.
Separate all the parts being careful not to damage the fiber gasket.
Roll a large amount of plumber’s putty around the sink opening, then press it firmly into place.
Slip the fiber gasket and metal backup ring over the sink flange.
Slip the Mounting Ring Over the Flange
Hold the fiber gasket and backup ring in place while slipping the mounting ring over the sink flange so it seats against the backup ring.
Place a wide rubber band around the flange to hold the parts in place. Be sure that it’s above the snap ring groove.
Install the Snap Ring
Install the snap ring by sliding it up the sink flange until it pops into the groove.
Note: Be sure to remove the rubber band.
Tighten the mounting screws until the whole assembly is tight and even against the sink.
Note: Be sure to clean up any additional putty that has oozed out from the sink flange.
Push the Plug
Before connecting the dishwasher line, knock out the plug.
Turn the disposal unit on its side, then using a flat-head screwdriver push into the plug. Finally, give it a few taps all the way around causing the plug to down inside the unit.
Retrieve the Plug
Turn the unit upright and remove the gasket and ring.
Turn the unit upside down once more, and retrieve the plug.
Turn the unit upright, then replace the gasket and ring.
Locate the electrical hole, and insert a wire clamp.
Remove the Access Hole Cover
Safety Note: Make sure the power is turned off before touching any electrical wires.
Remove the screw that holds the access hole cover onto the bottom of the disposal system.
Remove the cover, and pull out the disposal wires.
Connect and Secure the Wires
Place the electrical wire into the wire clamp that was installed earlier. This electrical connection is important as are all your power work. You you ever feel unsure,, Call a electrician. You don’t want to make a mistake and cause a electrical fire or harm to someone. Electricians have the experience to know how to make all your electrical same.
Once in the access hole, connect the black wire to black and the white wire to the other white wire.
Secure the wires together using wire nuts. You can also use electrical tape to attach the wire nuts to the wires.
Hook-up the ground wire.
Learn from a electrician how to understand what wires are what. There are many good electricians in Charlotte NC you just need to find a good one that doesn’t mind sharing his electrical experience with you.
Push the Wires Into the Access Hole
Once everything is hooked up, push the wires into the access hole and replace the cover securing it with a screw.
Tighten down the electrical clamp.
Mount the Disposal System
Lift the disposal system and insert the top end of the mounting gasket into the mounting assembly.
Turn the lower mounting ring to the right until the mounting tabs feel snug.
Use adjustable pliers to lock the tabs over the ridges.
Install the Drain Lines
To install the drain lines, attach the P-trap to the tailpiece and trap arm.
Insert the discharge tube into the T fitting. Do not fully tighten the slip nut.
Insert the other end of the discharge tube into the disposal system (Image 1).
Next, use a screwdriver to secure the metal flange using the bolt supplied with your disposal system.