I have an insinkerator that works great. Got it at Lowes. It appears
Lowes has models that are unique, though they are very similar to other
Insinkerators. One thing to look for is many disposals don't have a
very nice trim ring that goes in the bottom of the sink and is all that
you will see. The Insink at Lowes had a very highly polished one.
Any are good. Don't buy the low power one, and don't buy the high priced
high power one either. The midrange will do the job and last for a long
time. Be sure to take out the old sink ring and put in the new shiny one.
A good time to check all the connections under the sink and make sure they
are tight. Replace any leaking, loose, or visibly degrading parts. Check
the water supply valves and lines while you're under there.
As for brand, the original one in our house was a contractor grade and
was replace with a Sear's 3/4 hp stainless unit. Cost was less the
insinkerator and has never given me any trouble and has taken whatever
I have thrown at it. Beleive my cost cost was around 130.
On 7 Aug 2006 12:55:24 -0700, jhansen email@example.com wrote:
Do any of these other brands fit where Insink fits? I don't want to
change the thing at the bottom of my sink, and I don't want to move
the drain pipe.
(Even with insink, if I got a bigger one than I have now, I'd have to
move my drain pipe a little, wouldn't I?)
Yes. Kenmore (Sears) are ISE's. THey're actually a better deal
since the lower levels have the auto-reverse feature only available
on the higher-end ISEs (at least when I replaced mine).
I didn't have to. I measured the disposer and went around to find
one with the same dimensions for the lines. The Kenmore was
*exactly* the same dimensions as the ISE, better (see above), and
$50 less than the BORG.
Wow, thanka a lot.
My first one rusted shut after maybe 14 or more years, and that was
ok, but this one rusted shut after 13 or fewer years, mostly because I
let water sit in the sink I think, not draining because I didn't run
the disposal! Somehow this failure bothers me a lot more.
So if I can get something better for the same money that would make up
for having to replace it again!
Now I have to figure out how to get the stinky water out of the sink
and the insinkerator. I don't think I'll get that second part, and
I'll have to put a pan under the thing and how to catch the spill when
I take it out.
Posted and mailed to make sure kr sees my thank you. He gave me very
specific, really good news. This list is great.
I read the stuff below. Veryt helpful too!
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