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Insinkerator model 5-71 1/2 hp replacement


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#1 mv2002

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 09:00 AM

Hi,

My in-sink disposal unit from 1999 has now a hole in it and needs to be replaced. Anyone known what model to look for at HD or LOews that is easiest to install as a replacement?

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 10:29 AM

They all install basically the same way. Home Depot's low end brand, the Badger, uses the Insinkerator style flange. The problem I've seen is the low end models are a smaller diameter than the Insinkerator which requires you to make plumbing modifications to get the pipes to line up. Easiest to go back with a model that has the drain the same place as the model you are replacing.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 01:48 PM

When we bought our house, the "builder" model Insinkerator (6 yrs old) was bad.
I replaced it with an Insinkerator 1 HP stainless steel model (doubles as a garage door opener :whistling:)
I didn't have to change the Sink Flanges
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 09:44 PM

At the last check "Badger" is made by In-sink-erator......... most disposers use the"Quick Lock" style now days.......Depending on your plumbing drain lines, the larger in H.P. you go, the drain outlet gets a little bit lower ( most I have run in to is about 3/4 of an inch)..........The badger 5 is still available ( at my parts place anyway ) about $120 shekels.............




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