On the Home Page here I see Chit Chat, topics for Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher, Refrigerator repair, and others, but I have a question about replacing a Garbage Disposal. Where should I post this? Hopefully, if there is a better place a moderator can move it there.
My in-laws had a leak under their kitchen sink, and when I looked there was a small hole in the disposal. I came back the next day with some #120 emery paper and some JB Weld (2 part epoxy (with Steel!
)). Now, looking at it with a flashlight, I see that there is a sort of bumpy ring around the perimeter of the disposal where the hole is, that has to be rust. I sanded the area around the hole and epoxied the hole and around it. The hole was very small - maybe 1/16 inch across at the widest.
I think my patch will be ok for a while, but as the unit is rusting out it's time for a replacement. My question is:
Typically, are the drain connections on disposals in the same place relative to where they mount to the sink? In other words, if I buy another brand of disposal will the drain fit (close to) where the original was? It looks relatively easy to replace the unit, but I don't want to have to do any more plumbing than I have to.
Also, this has a bayonet (I think it's called) mount. Put a screwdriver in the round slot, and turn it to release the unit from the sink. Are these also universal, the same for (most?) other manufacturers?
The disposal is a Kenmore Model 175.60101.