I am installing a garbage disposer in process of totally remodeling my
kitchen. I never had garbage disposer before. The disposer I got is
In-Sink-Erator 555sss. I always thought the garbage disposer works much
like sewage ejector pump that I installed in my basement several years
ago - float switch turns on where the disposer is full and turns off
after grinding waste and flushing water. It turned out that my disposer
and as far as I realize most of them are turned on manually and run
until manually turned off. Do I understand this correct? I installed a
GFCI receptacle on dedicated 20 A circuit but I assumed no switch. I
find it very annoying to turn the switch on and off each time I need to
use the disposer. Where do I put the switch for the disposer? Can it
overheat and break if left running for prolonged time?
If your going to start to 'use the disposer,' I suggest you get a
stepping stool. You also may want to mount some rails on the side of
the sink. A seat couldn't hurt. And while this may be safe for a
woman, it could prove considerably dangerous for a man, depending on
Some are switched with a drain cover that turns it on when the cover is
The switch us usually on the wall behind the sink You do not want that
switch where a child or you may accidentally turn it on, like on the cabinet
in front of the sink.
Sure, it will also damage your hearing. They are not silent. The good
ones are not too noisy.
You've got to be kidding, You're remodeling your kitchen yourself,
installing wiring, breakers, etc., and you don't understand how a basic
garbage disposal functions? Maybe you need to hire someone who knows what
they are doing, before you get hurt.
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