ready, set, COOK!
Aug. 21, 2012 10:58 pm
Updated: Aug. 25, 2012 9:20 pm
By the time the "boys" (dogs) and I had eaten our lunches, I already had picked up the broom some, and had made a list of things to do... Most involved firing up the CrazyKitchen once again, after a week of "do I HAVE to cook?" I believe that it was
about the time that I put 2lbs of navy beans on to soak until tomorrow (Weds.) that I noticed two very large wet spots on the rug in front of the sink...
Yes, indeed, there was standing water under the sink... I pulled out all of those jars, bottles, and cans, of assorted cleaning/cooking/dishwashing supplies, and plopped two large bath towels down. They are sitting in the washer, come to think of it... make
a note to "self!" Then I took the floor mop, and sopped up even more of the water, that I might attempt to find "the leak." Turns out (I'm pretty sure,) that the garbage disposal finally bit the dust, and literally is leaking water through the housing of
the unit. DRAT! I've been expecting the disposal to die, just hadn't planned on a flood!
I've placed a tub under the disposal/elbow pipe/power cord, that any water that does leak out, will (hopefully) drip into the tub... Also, I put a stopper in the drain, to prevent water from draining from the right side sink well, and set out to test my "theory."
It would seem, indeed, that running water down the left side would mostly drain straight down, through the elbow, and vanish into the wall... finding itself who knows where, from there. Well, I know where, out the back of the house to the sewer...
Once again I discovered that the CrazyKitchen can sometimes play mean tricks on me! I spent the rest of the afternoon online, attempting to learn what I could about disposals, how they are installed, the various makes/models, but most importantly I think,
I read numerous customer ratings to find out which brand would most likely suit my needs. First I was amazed at the difference in prices of these units! At a glance (or so,) anywhere from about $85-450, that's before you get into the "industrial strength"
So, once I've got a new disposal in hand, so to speak, I'm going to have to see if I might be able to install it, myself. One reviewer wrote that if you have a basic knowledge of tools, the "EZ" install hardware, is indeed that. If not, I've already put out
a "maybe cry for help" to one of my specialists, and will call him if the need arises...
Tomorrow will be a new day... and my "list" is still on the counter where I placed it earlier! Maybe I can get to that - or at least some of it!
Wish me luck... and be happy, be healthy, cook crazy!