Nail down Garbage Disposal

sakflvaOctober 14, 2007

So, I was trying to hang a trivet on the side of a cabinet above my sink. The nail dropped into the sink and went into the disposal. I tried to get it out but it had already slid down into the grinder (I don't know what it is called.) How can I get it out?

Sara

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lucy

You can buy (at the hardware) flexible 'sticks' of 1-2' long with small magnets at the ends. They're used to help retrieve nuts & bolts from car engines when dropped while you're fixing stuff under the hood.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2007 at 4:24AM
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sawdust_maker

Gosh, from the subject title, I thought you wanted to nail down a disposal. Why would anyone want to nail a disposal to something? ;-)

Ah yes, a nail went down inside. That makes more sense. Use either an extensible magnetic pickup tool, or one of those grabbers with a set of claws that extends from a flexible shaft. I keep both of them around for just those times when something falls into an inconvenient place.

John

    Bookmark   October 17, 2007 at 5:40AM
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bus_driver

Thank you for posting this problem. It is not unusual at all for this to happen. Always cover all plumbing drains if working above them.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2007 at 4:19PM
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