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Two Cents

Household Repairs

New disposal for the kitchen - last one was so corroded it literally fell apart as i was taking it out and I had to remove the locking ring with a hammer as it was no longer attached to the disposal unit that it was supposed to hold in place.

Unit actually had a hole corroded out the side. We had been unable to use the right side of the kitchen sink for weeks and it had been leaking for almost a year. I had hesitated to replace it due to the cost.

And the cost? $108 to buy the replacement disposal, and that was the top of the line model. Cheaper ones could be had for as little as $65. $160 to have it installed. So I did it myself. Thats a whole day of pay for me AFTER I pass the state board. And it only took me about two hours to put it in, and that never having done it before.

Spent the rest of the day cleaning the house. Overall, a productive day.

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clipfox August 28th, 2007
Congrats Mr. Handiman! :)

vulpesrex August 28th, 2007
Hard to beat that sense of satisfaction you get, when you have finally put a chore like THAT ONE behind you; I would take so much giddy delight in re-enabling the sink, I'd look for excuses to stand there and run the water, just to admire the fact that I now COULD...or look for something to eat that had a rind or peel, just to use the disposal.

titanic August 29th, 2007
Because the corrosion literally had eaten a hole out the side we couldn't even use the sink as a sink - let alone use the disposal. The most difficult part of replacing it was getting off the ring that was supposed to hold the main unit to the drain - it was so corroded that it just broke off and I had to get that ring off by itself.

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