I BLOODY HATE BLOODY KITCHEN SINKS!!!!

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  1. digitalwanderer

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    Not a lot I can add right now without a whole bunch of inappropriate language, suffice to say that aside from being one of the long time banes of my existence and personal nemesis in trying to keep it clear/clean as it tries to stay full/dirty they can be bloody infuriating when the water distillation system leaks and you remove that only to find that the garbage disposal is leaking like a sieve.

    Got a new disposal coming tomorrow, got the old one out and I'm prepping the sink now. Got it elevated about 1/3" on bottle caps to scrape the grime from the old sink seal and I'm gonna lay a bead down between the sink and counter tonight. Looks like that seal failed a good many years ago and I can move the sink a bit with the disposal disconnecting so no time like the present.

    Except for this slightly psychotic urge I have to run screaming from the house after tossing everything off all my kitchen counters. As long as I can keep that under control long enough for me to put the crap away properly rather than smash it I think it should be all good.

    Did I mention I knew nothing about garbage disposals until yesterday? I did not, the internet is my friend.

    Just had to vent, going a little nuts and if vent IRL it'll just make matters that much worse. Gonna do something smart and go to the local Ace hardware store and talk to other old guys about sink sealants and plumber's putty. If nothing else I find it wonderfully relaxing to be able to talk to people who understand what I'm doing and I've gotten some good advice from them in the past. Their prices are too high and stock sucks, but they're only 5 minutes away instead of 24 to the next best one so I likes 'em for little stuff. :)
     
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    I have had the strong fortune of living most of my life in places with integral stainless counter/sink -> no seal/cleanliness issues.
     
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    whoa so that's universal for Ace Hardware! i though it was only like that in my country
     
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    Make sure you catch that on video if you lose control of that urge. :)

    Regards,
    SB
     
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    sinkabovelil.jpg sinkbelowlil.jpg disposalinstalled.jpg disposalinstallednoleaks.jpg

    Then 30 minutes after finishing:

    Total out of pocket was under $86us and there is still absolutely no leakage anywhere including around where the sink lies on the counter. Calling it a success and hating life. :)
     
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  6. Davros

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    ok heres where your going wrong
    sinks are not for garbage - bins are
     
  7. Pressure

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    As a European this is entirely baffling.
     
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    The garbage disposal unit is more for those incapable of following logic or instructions, such as children and wives.
     
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    Kitchen sink garbage disposals aren't common in Europe? It lets me wash bits of food down the drain and then when I turn it on grinds it into bits to safely go down the drain.

    LOVE 'em, I do use the bin (garbage) for most stuff...but some slips through and some is just a pain. It's nice to have for that.
     
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    I've heard of even higher end Garbage Disposals ruined because of excessive Rice or Potato Peelings being scraped into it.
     
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    They are in fact illegal in many European countries, like Scandinavia. We sort and recycle and use waste to heat entire cities with central heating (district heating) and supplying hot water. We don't have landfills.
     
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    We throw things away and just buy more here, much more wasteful. We have so many landfills it's dangerous and disgusting. :)

    I have too, that's why I try NOT to get food down it but it's nice when some does.
     
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    Agreed.
     
  14. hoom

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    I dunno man, they don't even really like grinding chicken bones & that'd involve some really large ones...
     
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