Vintage sinks and garbage disposals

ideagirl2April 6, 2011

Have any of you put a garbage disposal in an antique or vintage sink (say, 1925 through 1955 sink)? I love those old sinks, but am just wondering if there's any problem with that--like are the drain holes the wrong size or something. Thanks!

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First off, no I have not put one in a vintage sink.


If you have the sink already, you can check the garbage disposal specs online, and see if the drain hole size will work.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2011 at 11:49PM
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I haven't got a garbage disposal, but I had to replace the drain fittings when I got my old sink from a dumpster, and put in new plastic drain lines. There was no problem finding the drain and fittings to do the job--I think the sizes are pretty standardized--the disposal fits to the drain assembly rather than the sink itself, so you should have no problems.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 5:24AM
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Garbage disposal sink baskets fit in the same size hole as the older sink baskets.

The disposal basket has the additional fitting below the sink to hang the garbage disposal.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2011 at 8:44AM
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