Garbage Disposer Connection Steps
Step 1. When all the preparatory work is done, a rubber gasket (seal) for the flange is placed on the outside of the sink, which is necessary to avoid leaks. A flange is mounted on top of it, and its narrow part is placed in the drain. From below, under the sink, a noise-spray insulator made of rubber or cardboard is installed on it.
The flange itself is attached to the sink with a mounting bracket. Most often, these are expansion bolts, complemented by the second part of the mount, which presses it to the sink. To continue work, you need to remove the protective metal ring, and then fasten the lock.
Step 2. After the fastening of the flange is completed and the lock is installed, they proceed to the connection of the disposer. Depending on the model assembly method, additional tools may be needed at this stage, for example, a hexagon, with which the device is suspended by a lock.
Step 3. Upon completion of connecting the device to the sink, it is connected to the sewer. For this, a siphon with pipes is required (see the specifications in the instructions) and a fastening from the kit. It can be plastic or rubber with a special clamping ring made of steel.
If the kitchen has a dishwasher, it should be connected to the disposer. For this, a special hole with a plug may be provided in it. When connected, it will need to be removed (knocked out) with a screwdriver.
Step 4. When the siphon assembly is completed, a trap (if any) and a plug are installed in the hole in the sink. At the final stage, the device is connected to the mains, water is collected in the sink, the plug is removed, and leaks are checked.
If they are not, then the connection is made correctly. After that, you can begin to test the health of the disposer.
Then you need to install a pneumatic or electronic switch (button), if there is no remote control. This will require a tool and drilling skills on the material from which the tabletop of the table or rack is made, where the chopper is installed. After the hole for the button is ready, it can be installed and fixed on the back of the countertop.
If a pneumatic switch is used, a complete PVC hose is connected from the bottom of the dispenser to the tap and the installed button.
Do not forget that the garbage disposer is an electric device. It requires power. At the same time, it must coincide in voltage with the technical characteristics of the device, have grounding and protection against moisture. If not, contact a professional electrician to help organize it.