Replacing Your Existing Commercial Garbage Disposal

Not only does it cost less to install The Drain Strainer™ than it does to repair garbage disposal leaking seals or replace a defective motor, but you'll also find it much simpler to install in its place.

If you're replacing a commercial garbage disposal, then you'll either want the Drain Strainer with Crown Adapter or the Drain Strainer XL. Both of these models have a universal Crown Adapter on top that serves as a funnel to cover the hole once the commercial garbage disposal has been removed. Note that it doesn't actually attach to the sink bowl, but you'll adjust the legs to get your unit flush underneath the bottom of the sink.

The box and the strainer drawer are the same size for both the Drain Strainer with Crown Adapter and the Drain Strainer XL. The only difference is that the Drain Strainer XL comes with a set of 6" leg extensions for taller sinks.

To begin utilizing our garbage disposal alternative, start by determining the height of your sink bowl from the floor. This will give you the right gauge as to what kind of commercial drain straining solution you need to utilize to best meet your needs. That measurement is your "Sink Height".

Sink Height > 19 3/8" up to 24 3/8" - Order a Drain Strainer with Crown Adapter

Sink Height > 25 3/8" up to 30 3/8" - Order a Drain Strainer XL

Sink Height > 30 3/8" up to 36 3/8" - Order a Drain Strainer XL plus a set of 6" leg extensions

Still unsure of which unit to order? Don't hesitate to Contact Us for additional assistance or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

You’ll use the crown adapter to fit snug underneath the sink bowl opening and once the unit is connected firmly in place, you can decide if you want to bolt the feet to the floor for added stability. Some prefer the ability to disconnect it more easily for occasional thorough cleaning.

See The Drain Strainer™ with Crown Adapter installation instructions and dimensions (or the XL installation instructions and dimensions below for taller sinks) below to see the actual dimensions for each model. The legs can adjust up to an additional 5 inches and you can add as many sets of 6 inch leg extensions as needed to achieve the proper total height.

Garbage Disposal Alternative Solution Instructions

Other Drain Straining Product Instructions

Watch our commercial drain straining solution video to see how The Drain Strainer™ replaced a defective commercial garbage disposal in a restaurant.