- An old, hardwired, garbage disposal
- Controlled by a wall switch
- 20A breaker for disposal
I am replacing my garbage disposal and also wanted to add an instant hot water dispenser, but I don't have anywhere to plug it in under the sink.
- I bought this new garbage disposal (Specs & Instructions) which says 120 volts, 9.5 Amp (Avg. Load)
- I bought this instant hot water dispenser (Specs & Manual) which says it needs 115 volts, 750 watts, 6.25 amps.
- Remove the disposal wall switch by wiring the connections together and putting a flat wall plate in its place to provide always-on power under sink.
- Add this button switch in an empty faucet hole, to control the disposal
- Add this surface mount box to the back of the under-sink cabinet with the wiring that's currently going to the garbage disposal (in metal conduit), plus a 20A outlet and cover.
Note: My dishwasher is separately hard-wired behind the dishwasher (not sink cabinet) so using that seemed harder.
- Is it okay to have both the disposal and the instant hot water dispenser on the same breaker/wiring?
- Any issues with my plan overall?