Garbage disposal assembly with decorative sink flange mask

  • US 5,560,052 A
  • Filed: 06/07/1995
  • Issued: 10/01/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/08/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. Method of selectively varying the sink-side appearance of a garbage disposal, which garbage disposal includes at least a sink flange having an open cylindrical body portion and an annular lip portion connected to and extending radially outward from one end of the cylindrical body portion for being located above a sink bottom, said method comprising the steps of:

  • coaxially orienting above the sink flange installed in the sink bottom a flange mask including a cylindrical body portion and an annular lip portion connected to and extending radially outward from one end of the cylindrical body portion; and

    pushing the flange mask downward into the sink flange until the cylindrical body portion of the flange mask extends substantially down into the cylindrical body portion of the sink flange, the lip portion of the flange mask is adjacent the lip portion of the sink flange, and the flange mask is secured, through said pushing alone, within the sink flange.

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