Where's Fluffy?

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Home Inspector with JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC HOI 394

Have you ever happened upon a product with a name that seems just oh so fitting? It's name alone conjures up images of said item performing with Herculean strength and style. Car names like Mustang or Viper sound awesome, but Le Car not so much.

Awesome name for a garbage disposerThe other morning I opened a sink cabinet and was greeted by the big, bold Bone Crusher! The Bone Crusher is an under sink garbage disposer. I think the marketing team should be given big bonuses for coming up with the name.

While the name is fitting, its not such a good idea to put anything and everything down the disposer. In fact using one of these with a septic system is not a good idea. Food waste, especially bones, certain vegetables and meat are better left out of an on site sewage system.

While I like the name, caution should be exercised when deciding what to put down the Bone Crusher.

Now has anyone seen the cat?

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James Quarello
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Rainmaker
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Terri Poehler
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James, good one. The title alone should get you a ton of readers.

Jun 07, 2012 09:14 PM #1
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Fluffy was the name of a cat I had once.  I think I would like the "bone crusher" disposal.  Thanks for the info James!

Jun 07, 2012 09:31 PM #2
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi James,

I'm surprised it was not called "EXTREME BONE CRUSHER" seems everything these days are called extreme.

Have a good weekend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jun 07, 2012 09:31 PM #3
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Joe Petrowsky
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I have never heard of this brand name before. I'm one of those guys that puts just about everything down the disposal. Have never had a problem, so far.

Jun 07, 2012 10:04 PM #4
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

What a bad name.  People will think that in fact it can crush up bones.  Stick a pork chop down there and see what happens!  I hear from people all the time that they have heard that chicken wings will "sharpen" the disposal.  Hmmm...

Jun 07, 2012 10:08 PM #5
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Tammy Emineth
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Yikes! That's a werid name. And I try to make sure I am careful as to what I put down there. Eggshells, celery, and potato peels are not a good idea

Jun 07, 2012 11:47 PM #6
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Robert Butler
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Municipalities here discourage their use and installation, citing sewage treatment and waste processing costs. Composting programs are becoming popular.

Jun 08, 2012 12:29 AM #7
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Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
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Jim, terrible idea for Fluffy---the blender would be a better choice :)

Jun 08, 2012 01:02 AM #8
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William Feela
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A name conjures up  vision of power, stealth, smoothness or what ever description you want.  As long as the name fits the deed, it can be powerful

Jun 08, 2012 04:31 AM #9
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Donald Hester
NCW Home Inspections, LLC - Wenatchee, WA
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Jim, That is a new one for me. I really do like it. Does conjure up all kinds of images. 

Jun 09, 2012 08:13 AM #10
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James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
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Terri, Thanks, we'll see :)

Wayne, It does sound like it would do a great job.

Clint, Funny. I like it.

Joe, Not good with a septic, okay with city. 

Jay, Pork bones are hard, but them chicken bones.

Tammy, I agree if you are careful, it can be okay.

Robert, I compost, so mine never gets used.

Charlie, Yes, you can watch him go round and round :)

William, For sure.

Don, It does have a certain appeal. 

Jun 10, 2012 09:48 PM #11
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Reuben Saltzman
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Ha!  That looks like a bad-ass disposer.  I always suggest not putting anything down the disposer that you couldn't eat.

Jun 14, 2012 11:44 AM #12
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James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
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With a septic system I just advise not using it at all. Composting is a good alternative. 

Jun 14, 2012 08:37 PM #13
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