Curious about garbage disposal installation

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by big2bird, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. big2bird

    big2bird IBEW Electrician

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    I have read here the disposal should be opposite the P-trap on a dual bowl kitchen sink set up. I am curious as to why that isrecommended.
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  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Then you can use an end outlet disposer kit with a baffle tee pointing down.

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  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    The piping can get "complicated" if you have to try to fit the disposer and the trap in the same area. A minor point, but the only time you install a "Disposal" is if you are using a GE or Hotpoint unit. ALL the rest or "disposers", and GE gets upset when people call them Disposals.
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