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Crazy but in a good way. Brilliant actually. Use any common 3-way switch, I don't see a problem with it. The only issue that might call for a 2-gang switch box is the need for GFCI protection on both appliances. Simply use a GFCI deadfront prior to the switch. You can't use a GFCI receptacle because that would be adding a kitchen countertop receptacle, ...


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Usually easiest to drop the disposer, turn it over, then remove the access cover and disconnect the disposal wires. Then reverse the order to re-install. Sometimes a new connector is in order. If you pick a new disposal rated the same or less amps and horsepower you will likely not run up against code issues, but if you pick a larger one then you may have to ...


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Your drain flange has cracked and can be seen in the second photo. The mounting bracket should have three screws and only has two and they are lose. The handyman didn't install the new drain flange and bracket but just attached the disposal to the old stuff. This is definitely causing the leak. You'll need to remove the disposal and then replace the drain ...


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Most sink drain parts are made of polypropylene plastic. It turns out that there's not much that sticks to PP so an adhesive based seal is a big ask. A gasket or o-ring of some sort will be needed. Those require clean, smooth, and flat surfaces, so let's start there. The gunk looks like it might be a combination of rust, mineral scale, and semi-dried food ...


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Might I be able to replace the broken slip nut then loosen the other connections and wiggle everything to fit (disposal included - not sure how much choice you get with it's orientation?)? Yes, that's exactly it. The disposal can be rotated to any angle. For a novice it is likely a two-person job: one person holds the disposal in position while the other ...


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