Sorry for these really stupid questions.
Can someone recommend what I should buy that would best plug the dishwasher
drain connection on my new garbage disposer? The disposer vibrates a fair
amount, so it's going to have to be a pretty secure plug. I figure I can
maybe rig up something with a hose clamp and... ? Or is there something
actually designed for this service that I can pick up at Home Depot and like
stores? It's a 1/2 HP Badger 5 disposer.
I installed this new garbage disposer yesterday. I have an automatic
dishwasher, so I punched out the disposer's dishwasher plug in preparation
for attaching the dishwasher drain line, per the installation directions.
But in fact, I rarely use the dishwasher. I think I'd rather re-plug the
disposer's dishwasher drain connection.
Since a disposer was not previously installed, I had to re-do much of the
drain piping, using the guidance from the disposer installation manual. At
the connection to the wall, the last piece of piping that can be removed is
short and has no threads. It may have been held on by some kind of glue, but
I needed to reorient it a bit (it's not straight, by design, and veers off
15 degrees or so). It came loose easily with just a little help from a pipe
wrench. I re-oriented it and slid it into place. It seems to be draining
fine. Is there a glue for this piece? It attaches to the wall pipe which
seems to be neither metal nor plastic but concret-y or composite looking.
At the moment, I am not too concerned, as I had a home a few years ago where
the final pipe that was removable and attaching to the wall pipe likewise
was not threaded on; it just slid into place. I never saw any leakage. Does
building code by any chance allow this, as the line isn't under any
significant pressure, and a tight but non-threaded or glued fit might be
quite sufficient to prevent leakage?