Sunday, October 5, 2014

How to Install a Simple Soap dispenser

Full bottle of soap
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Basin Wrench
Sink Soap Kit

This job was located in the City of Pomona, a 5-multi-level condominium in a beautiful rural setting with mature oak trees and a well-established community. 

The information on dish washing soap was obtained from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. "Dish washing soap, is a detergent used to assist in dish washing. It is usually a highly-foaming mixture of surfactants with low skin irritation, and is primarily used for hand washing of glasses, plates, cutlery, and cooking utensils in a sink or bowl".

This post show the eight steps on how easy it is to install a simple soap dispenser. 

Step 1: Make sure you have an extra hole for the soap dispenser. Do not remove the air gap used for your dishwasher. A local handyman with a diamond drill (cost around $50) can cut the hole for your soap dispenser in your stone counter top.
Step 2: Remove the dispenser from the plastic kit. 
Step 3: Assemble the kit as per the direction. Fig.1 shows the dish pump on the right and its plastic threaded tube that will be held underneath the sink with the plastic nut located on the right of this picture.
Fig.1 The sink disposal kit

Step 4: Fig.2 shows the parts that will be used to tightened the soap dispenser. Also shown is the soap hose cap (small white circle with hole) and the tip of the basin wrench that will be used to tightened the soap nut in place. 
Fig.2 Soap dispenser parts

Step 5: Fig.3 shows the bottom of the soap dispenser that the nut is not tightened. A Basin wrench will be used to tightened the white plastic nut.
Fig.3 Nut placed but not tightened
Step 6: Fig.4 shows the small tube that will fit inside the soap dispenser.
Fig.4 Dispenser soap tube tightened
Step 7: Fig.5 shows the bottle is ready to be placed underneath the counter top.
Fig.5 Bottle ready
Step 8: Fig.6 shows the full bottle of soap ready for use.
Fig.6 Ready to use

The American-Standard on-line instruction link shows the complete assembly of a soap dispenser.  For an alternative solution to refilling the soap bottle. Please read this web page How To Trick Out Your Hand Soap Dispenser by Reuben Saltzman. Reuben Saltzman is a ASHI Certified Home Inspector from Structure Tech Home Inspections. 

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