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Now to Repair the Kitchen Sink

September 13th, 2010 at 06:54 am

I discovered yesterday that our kitchen sink disposal is leaking from underneath. I wish is was at a connection point, but it is not. So, at some point in the near future, I will be buying a new one. I'll spend at least $80.

However, this discovery is likely going to make me spend more than $80. One of the things we want to do is update the sink and faucet, since they don't match the kitchen. It is good for resale which will likely happen in the next two years.

We have actually picked out our preferred sink and faucet in the past. These are priced at $158 for the sink, $108 for the faucet, $80 for the disposal. But then...the labor. If DH was home, he would handle this, but he is not. I need to call to get some estimates.

I sure wasn't planning on this expense right now. Luckily it isn't a huge emergency. A bucket under the disposal takes care of the little water that comes out each time I use it.

Anyone have guesses on a plumbers cost for this type of job?

3 Responses to “Now to Repair the Kitchen Sink”

  1. Homebody Says:

    Empty bucket daily until DH gets home? My Dh installed a new sink and disposal for us not that long ago. We had our original ugly brown 1960s since with gouges in the porcelain. My new black granite type looking thing from Costo change the appearance of my kitchen so much. Good luck with this challenge.

  2. crazyliblady Says:

    We will have to probably replace our disposal at some point. We bought the house in July. The first time we used the disposal, all we heard was a "hum." There is no movement in the disposal at all. The other thing I noticed was when we look down the drain into the disposal, we can see rust. Do you know when you replace a disposal, do you have to replace the sink, too, or is that just an option?

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    crazyliblady, you might check to see if you have a key or allen wrench in the cupboard. If you are hearing a hum, it just means the flywheel is stuck, if you insert the key at the bottom and turn clockwise (I think) it often loosens it so that it will work again. And yes, you can replace disposal without changing out sink. Smile Our sink just doesn't match our kitchen. It's almond, but the kitchen is all white! I want a stainless steel sink.

    Homebody, I am considering waiting for DH, but it will be awhile and I'm not sure if he wants to do that work while home on leave. It might be worth paying someone for...

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