How to replumb this for disposer?
Just bought this house and want to add a disposer under the double kitchen sink. The "flipper" we're buying from moved the sink from across the kitchen and the new one isn't tied into the vent stack. Our home inspector said the nearest vent is seven or eight feet away...inaccessible and too far from the fixture to satisfy code anyway. He suggested we have a air admittance valve put in when we have the disposer installed. The under-the-sink drain plumbing doesn't seem to be well done and needs a makeover when a disposer's installed. I think that's an S trap they created in there.
Dishwasher's to the left of the picture and the countertop is granite (tougher to cut in an above-counter AAV?) We'd like the disposer under the left side sink.
I'm not sure I'll attempt this, but whether we have it done by a licensed plumber or I do it, any suggestions on how, done right, it should look? I can post another picture if the "big picture" and "under the hood" views don't show things adequately.
Thanks for any advice.
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A slightly defensive response...
As a contractor and an occasional "flipper" I have to say I understand your disparaging remarks when I look at the "competition," but it's not always the case. Some of us do know what's what and have other successful businesses in the trades and flip to keep crews busy and make a little money without clients mucking things up :cool:. The pressure to get it done does mean you don't always go the extra mile, but professional work is still performed by some of us. It may be few and far between tho... :)
Rehabbers do provide a good service (bringing undesirable and undervalued homes up to par) and around these parts have to be licensed contractors (exactly as a developer would) -- though I'd guess that less than 25% are. It still doesn't guarantee much, but it means they have to have and maintain bonding and insurance.
Obviously it's about the craftsmen involved. I've fired a plumber (that you may know Terry) for drinking a client's alcohol from their liquor cabinet on a remodel job. Several have shown up drunk or high & get sent home. Should I suggest you never hire a plumber without a sobriety and pee test? ;)
That being said I found this old thread while searching for answers to a similar plumbing question which I'll post separately. Don't flame me too badly! ;)