Taking My Disposal For Granted

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Taking My Disposal For Granted

 

 

Nearly every home that I have owned has had a garbage disposal in the kitchen, it is a standard feature in most homes today. I older homes, like my first, I had to add it myself.

I don't know about you but I that the disposal for granted. Rinsing off the dishes before loading the dishwasher I hit the switch to clear the flow. I came across something a little different recently. It was not so convenient as this.

The older home did have a kitchen disposal all right but it wasn't so convenient. The switch was in the cabinet under the sink. That's right, to use the unit you had to open up the cabinet and flick the switch. It had been this way for decades. I hope to change this for them soon.

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Tammy Lankford,
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I've never had one.  They don't recommend them with septic tanks and we compost most of what folks put down their garbage disposals.  I suppose if I lived in the city it would be different.

May 09, 2015 11:06 AM #1
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Many misunderstand the purpose of the disposal Tammy Lankford , I have a septic and a disposal; compost too! 

May 09, 2015 11:17 AM #2
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I remember days without a disposal, and the experience of having one the first time in 1964.  Yep, I distinctly remember the year!  Can't imagine life without one now!

May 09, 2015 11:24 AM #3
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Tammy Lankford,
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Well there's post you can write... the purpose for a disposal and what should go in it?

May 09, 2015 11:34 AM #4
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Will Johnson
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It's funny how much we miss things that we never fully appreciated when we no longer have them.  It would be a bit of a hassle not to have a garbage disposal!

May 09, 2015 11:55 AM #5
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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We can be more carefree when we have a disposal Myrl Jeffcoat .

May 09, 2015 12:05 PM #6
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Tammy Lankford - That does sound like a good idea, I may have written one years ago. 

May 09, 2015 12:06 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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I agree Will Johnson , it has because a standard today in the kitchen.

May 09, 2015 12:06 PM #8
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Hmmm.... the only trash disposal I had in older homes was the family dog and he never got into the cabinets!

May 09, 2015 12:08 PM #9
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Ed Silva
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We are like Tammy on a septic system but there is one in the kitchen that very seldom gets used

May 09, 2015 12:21 PM #10
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
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That wiring isn't correct anyway.  When they correct that wiring maybe they can correct the switch!

May 09, 2015 12:23 PM #11
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Love your style Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof !  

May 09, 2015 12:59 PM #12
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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You are not alone Ed Silva !

May 09, 2015 01:01 PM #13
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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You are right Jay Markanich , the wiring is messed up. It can be fixed though!

May 09, 2015 01:10 PM #14
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Lisa Von Domek
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Hello Tom,

That switch under the sink wouldn't be an inconvenience for me at all as I never use the disposal!

May 09, 2015 02:08 PM #15
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Jerry Lucas
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That is the chiropractor special. 

"Got an aching back from using your garbage disposal? Call Low Down Chiropractor Clinic."

May 10, 2015 01:29 AM #16
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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It may be a good idea to turn it on occasionally to keep the parts moving Lisa Von Domek .

May 10, 2015 03:06 AM #17
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Thanks for the humor Jerry Lucas

May 10, 2015 03:07 AM #18
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Lisa Von Domek
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Hello Tom,

Yes, I do....just to keep all of the parts in working order.  

May 10, 2015 04:02 AM #19
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Michael Dagner
Brokers Guild Classic - Denver, CO
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Hi Tom, that one does look like a bit of a mess.  Even the new disposals are taken for granted till they fail.

May 10, 2015 05:04 AM #20
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