Question: What is the thing on the side of the sink?

The valve is actually for the dishwasher and is commonly known as the dishwasher air gap. An air gaps purpose is to prevent drain water from the kitchen sink backing up into the dishwasher, contaminating your cleanly washed dishes.

What is the thing next to my kitchen sink faucet?

A dishwasher air gap (sometimes called a “kitchen air gap” or “kitchen sink air gap”) is usually a small metal cylinder near your sink faucet with a few holes in it, designed to prevent dirty water from draining back into your dishwasher.

What is the left side of the sink for?

Its a Garbage Disposal, its just for food & food scraps & you only turn it on when the water is running down its hole. It grinds everything up into little bits, so never put your hand in it or leave any utensils or other hard objects in there, they can damage it & be damaged.

What is the hose on the sink called?

Each one is connected to its designated handle via a flexible hose called a water supply line. If the faucet only has one handle, both supply lines attach to the same cartridge within that handle.

Which side of the sink does the dishwasher go on?

Dishwashers should be placed next to the kitchen sink – either on the right or left-hand side – as well as being close to storage units. It is also important to ensure that your dishwasher placement allows freedom of movement.

What side of the sink does the strainer go on?

The Flange of the basket strainer goes on the inside of the sink and the rubber washer/gasket, paper gasket, pressure cup and nut are under the sink.

Why does my kitchen sink have two faucets?

You have two faucets because you live in a fancy house. Water from the smaller one is probably hotter, colder or cleaner than the big one. If you cant tell the difference between hot and cold, the treatment is broken. Otherwise the water is just filtered.

Is dishwasher always next to sink?

Dishwashers should be placed next to the kitchen sink – either on the right or left-hand side – as well as being close to storage units. It is also important to ensure that your dishwasher placement allows freedom of movement.

Does dishwasher have to be beside sink?

Ideally, it should be located somewhere that makes loading and unloading quick and easy. But it also pays to ensure that your dishwasher door doesnt block any work areas or walkways when its open. Place it next to the sink. As a kitchen designer, I usually recommend that a dishwasher be positioned next to the sink.

Do I need a sink strainer?

Whether you have a single or double basin sink, the standard drain hole diameter is 3-½”. When not connecting to a garbage disposal, you will need a drain with a strainer flange and basket. The basket is used to trap food waste and prevent clogs within the drain pipe while allowing water to pass through.

Are sink strainers necessary?

The kitchen sink strainer is an important feature to take into consideration for the sake of your kitchens plumbing. The perforated metal screen of the strainer cup allows water to go down the drain while filtering larger debris that can eventually build up and clog the pipe.

What does an air gap do for a faucet?

Essentially, an air gap is a siphon/vacuum break which ensures drain water does not flow backward from the household drain system and into the reverse osmosis unit. Within the air gap faucet, there are three separate tubes.

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