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    DIY Junior Member Malibu Jim's Avatar
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    Unhappy Kinked disposal hose

    I have run into this several times, in my house, and others. The 7/8 inch rubber drain hose from the air gap to the garbage disposal kinks. This usually results when the air gap has been located close to the disposal, but requires several bends to connect it. The disposer cannot be rotated, due to the connection to the drain. What gets me, is that they sell corrugated flex drain hose in 6ft lengths from the dishwasher to the air gap, but I can only find the thick rubber hose (7/8") for the air gap to disposer, which is prone to kinking. The hose is only about 10" long, and installing a longer hose doesn't help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malibu Jim View Post
    The 7/8 inch rubber drain hose from the air gap to the garbage disposal kinks.
    If you enclose it in a coil spring, either storebought or homemade w/coat hanger wire, it may resist kinking. The wire forces the hose cross section to be circular at all points along its length. You'll need about 30" of wire.
    Last edited by Thatguy; 11-09-2010 at 03:29 PM.

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    Use 3/4" copper elbows to reroute the hose. DO NOT make the hose longer or you will create additional problems. It should be as short as possible.

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