Home Renovation Stories: The Mad Handyman Changes Out the DisposalA year approximately ago our garbage disposal ended up being had. It had the traditional signs of a home appliance infested by the devil's spawn. It clattered, shook, spewed green pea soup aimlessly, and if it were not fastened in by the brass drain pipelines I'm sure it would have levitated.
Last week one of the teeth broke off and jammed in the system, and the poltergeists at last left. The beast had actually finally ended. The spouse and I immediately hopped in the car and made a pilgrimage to Home Depot to offer a sacrifice to the gods of commerce. We were rewarded with a huge one horse power disposal, the most expensive one in the place. The man at the shop gave me some excellent guidelines, which I didn't listen to, as usual.
I hauled the new gadget house and put it on the fireplace hearth where it sat for a week.
Every day I walked into the living-room and offered the new disposal my most intimidating look to let it understand that I was not going to put up with any rebellious device rubbish from it. It simply smirked back at me.
On the following Sunday I proceeded to tear out the old disposal, along with the former drain system. I 'd bought new brass drain pipes of every setup possible to replace the old plastic things.
I happen to understand a bit about pipes, and was keenly aware that there would be old, stinky water trapped in the "P trap" section of the drain.
So I carefully got rid of that area so as not to put stagnant drain water all over the flooring. I relieved it out from under the sink, proud that I 'd not spilled one drop, then did exactly what I constantly do, I held the old drain assembly over the sink and dumped the water out.
Cold, foul-smelling drain water splashed over my bare feet and onto the kitchen area floor rather of running through the drain pipelines I 'd just gotten rid of.
Throughout the mop up, I identified what my wife stated was an old chicken bone under the sink that she declared among the cats dragged under there. I'm pretty sure it was no chicken bone. home I think it was positive evidence that there is an old midget Indian burial ground under our kitchen.
I proceeded to set up the brand-new disposal, discovering as I did so that the various pieces of brass drain pipeline and fittings I 'd purchased could not be configured to compare for appropriate connection. I wound up with exactly what I believed was an actually cool two-tone mix of white plastic and brass pipeline. The spouse didn't value the esthetics and just worried that the gizmo might leakage at one of the proliferated joints.
After an hour of lying on my back and banging my head on the underside of the sink I finally had that brand-new disposal in and running.
I ran water down it and did an initial test and it managed to chew up and dispose of the water just great. The spouse was curious about where the makings for her afternoon salad went, but I'm quite sure I got away with it, and it's a testimony to the efficiency and power of the new appliance that there was no evidence.
2 days later on we finally got around to running the dishwasher for the very first time since I 'd connected its discharge hose pipe to the new disposal. After it ran, I opened the dishwasher to discover it full of cloudy water and bits of food.
That's when I kept in mind the man at the shop telling me, "Make sure you don't forget to knock out the plug for the dishwashing machine connection if you're going to release it into the disposal before you install this thing ...".
I never ever listen to the guys in the store.