I'm trying to help out an elderly friend with a plumbing issue. He doesn't know anything about plumbing, and I don't consider myself very knowledgeable in the field.
His sink currently has an InSinkErator Badger 5 garbage disposal that requires replacement. Will the ISE Evolution Compact garbage disposal fit under this sink without modifying the plumbing?
The InSinkErator website claims:
[The Evolution Compact] has the same rough-in plumbing dimensions as Badger models so it can be easily interchanged with any Badger disposal without altering the plumbing connections.
Looking at the diagrams in the manuals, he and I both wonder if this is true.
As you can see, the Badger 5 has a 5" horizontal distance between the two vertical centerlines:
Source: InSinkErator Badger 5 manual
Whereas the Evolution Compact has a 5.75" horizontal distance:
There is also the 1.75" difference in diameter between the 2 units to contend with, but I can't tell if that will also be an issue.
Here are 2 photos of the plumbing pipe layout:
Will the InSinkErator Evolution Compact garbage disposal fit under this sink without modifying the plumbing?
If not, what would be required to make it fit?