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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Installing a granite double sink with garbage disposal

    Quote Originally Posted by Mori View Post
    The disposal I'm thinking of buying, comes with a power cord. The countertop is plain laminate.
    You will want to verify that, many do not and it may not be clearly marked on the box. I just bought a new Badger and it comes without. Regardless, if you need a cord, you can salvage the one off the existing disposal.

    With the granite sink, makes sure that it is a top mount first, if not you could be in for a rude awakening when it comes time to fit it. The next thing is that you want a minimum 1/4" support around the perimeter rim of the sink. That is to say that the counter should extend under the sink rim by at least 1/4" on all sides, more if you can get it.

    Do verify the proper caulk for installation, I recall that silicone can stain stone. If this is a cultured sink, then it may not matter.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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    Default Re: Installing a granite double sink with garbage disposal

    I've been using Waste King garbage disposals for years, and they come with a cord. Waste king disposals cost less and they have much longer warranty than ISE badgers. However they may not be available everywhere.

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    Default Re: Installing a granite double sink with garbage disposal

    Quote Originally Posted by dj1 View Post
    I've been using Waste King garbage disposals for years, and they come with a cord. Waste king disposals cost less and they have much longer warranty than ISE badgers. However they may not be available everywhere.
    I believe that this Badger was salvaged from a job during a remodel. There was nothing wrong with it, the owner just wanted something new to go with everything else being new. I installed it at my GF's house. Fast forward to today and it has developed cracks around the grinding chamber and leaks. By replacing it with another Badger, I don't have to change out the mount or fiddle with the drain system, both of which are a major PITA in this house.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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    Default Re: Installing a granite double sink with garbage disposal

    Quote Originally Posted by A. Spruce View Post
    You will want to verify that, many do not and it may not be clearly marked on the box. I just bought a new Badger and it comes without. Regardless, if you need a cord, you can salvage the one off the existing disposal.

    With the granite sink, makes sure that it is a top mount first, if not you could be in for a rude awakening when it comes time to fit it. The next thing is that you want a minimum 1/4" support around the perimeter rim of the sink. That is to say that the counter should extend under the sink rim by at least 1/4" on all sides, more if you can get it.

    Do verify the proper caulk for installation, I recall that silicone can stain stone. If this is a cultured sink, then it may not matter.
    As I mention in my initial post that the granite sink is a top mount. I also mention in my second post that the garbage disposal I'm looking at has a power cord. Since the silicone sealent is going underneath the trim, not worried about staining.

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    Default Re: Installing a granite double sink with garbage disposal

    Quote Originally Posted by Mori View Post
    As I mention in my initial post that the granite sink is a top mount. I also mention in my second post that the garbage disposal I'm looking at has a power cord. Since the silicone sealent is going underneath the trim, not worried about staining.
    Actually you do have to worry about stains, even if the material is completely buried it can leach thru the material and end up showing a stain mark around the perimeter that will grow.

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    Default Re: Installing a granite double sink with garbage disposal

    I got the sink installed, it took longer then I thought it would. Getting the old one out was a piece of cake. The granite sink fit perfectly but mounting clips were a nightmare. I thought I could use the one I had taken off the old sink but plastic portion had crack. I got new ones but they didn't work neither did any of the mounting clips I bought. After wasting a day on this I finally called Swanstone and they sent me the ones I needed. I had been told that most people don't even bother with them, they just use the silicone to keep in place. I had put the silicone on first as instructed so it was already sealed by the end of the first day. I tried to use the clips that Swanstone sent me but after spending 45 minutes on one clip. I ended up using the silicone on the underside to make sure there were no leaks from the counter. Day two, I finished hooking up the lines and trying to seal the basket strainer drain and disposal flange. You'll not allowed to use plumber putty on anything just silicone which does take time to dry. Not being the patient type, tried to rush the process and ended up having to the whole thing over. Day 3 was hooking up the garbage disposal and the rest of the pvc plumbing parts. I can't tell the number of trips I made to the hardware store for parts and to have some of those parts cut for me because I suck at it. The last headache was the p trap that kept sliding down when it filled with water. I thought I got it until I ran the dishwasher and it leaked again. So I used teflon tape and really tighten it, so far so good.

    I did get a waste king garbage disposal that didn't work with the nice disposal flange I had gotten because it was an ez mount and not a 3 bolt that I had expected. Thank goodness, I found this out before I had bother to install the sink or it would have been a really big mess. I did have to replace the Opella with Trim to the Trade but it turned out much nicer. For the main sink, I got a commercial grade oil rubbed bronze sink strainer drain.

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