I ripped the disposal out of my sink and went back to just a drain. They
are a PITA IMO..., not to mention a harbinger of stink and germs. I
throw my bones and scraps off of my deck and they are gone the next
morning.. I really don't want to know what is eating all that stuff...
I wouldn't recommend getting a cheap garbage disposal. One call to a drain
plumber can pay for the extra $ on a good stainless steel disposer.
The Insinkerators mentioned are good units and very quiet-I believe
Insinkerator makes the Sears disposers and possibly others.
Because the unit I recently put in was so quiet, I put in a new electrical
switch with a small light to indicate the unit was on.
All of a sudden today my wife says the garbage disposal just hums when you
flip the switch.
I tried to turn it by hand (with the power off of course) and it is locked
Is it shot or is there something I can do?
We have a Sears. It is a good model.Think I paid about $100 five years ago.
First time in years that it jammed. This was a replacement for the original
disposal about 5 years ago.
I watched that insinkerator film and all I could think of was
"man, I would never put bones or pineapple tops in my disposal"
I guess we are not getting the best use of ours. We rarely put really solid
stuff in it like the video shows.
Are we goofy for not doing this?
-- I guess we are not getting the best use of ours. We rarely put
-- stuff in it like the video shows.
-- Are we goofy for not doing this?
We dump solids into the garbage, with maybe a light scrape. The dishes
then get a quick rinse - sometimes. The instructions for my dishwasher
say that there is no need to rinse soft food from the dishes, so we
don't waste a lot of time or water cleaning the dishes before putting
them in the dishwasher. We'll rinse them a little if they're going to
sit for a while, but if they're going to be washed soon, then they
don't get rinsed.
Fun With Garbage Disposers:
Break a glass in your sink. Rinse the pieces down then drain. Turn on
the disposer. It makes a really cool noise!
Just because you can do something, does not mean it is best to do so. If
you put bones down, it should be mixed with softer material so they don't
just fly around inside the chamber.
The more stuff you put down, the greater the chance of a sewer line clog. I
find is just as easy to put the larger bulk and bones in the trash Clean
leaf type stuff goes on the compost pile. Anything with the potential to
stink goes down the drain.
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