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gfci outlet to switch for garbage disposal

I wanna start by saying I'm learning I'm by no means an electrician. with that said I would.like to know if I hooked this gfci to switch up correctly for a garbage disposal. the garbage disposal is ...
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Garbage disposal stalled, water backed up

I have a 1 year old 2hp insinkerator garbage disposal. No problems until today. I put a couple of old pickled vegetables (not very much) in and turned it on and the motor just stalled. I could hear ...
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Did I damage my appliance by shorting the power wires in the junction box?

Dish disposal was jammed and I unjammed it with the allen wrench but didn't take out the allen wrench and when I turned it on it wrapped the wiring around the allen wrench and pulled the wiring nuts ...
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Insinkerator noise

I turn on the Insinkerator (garbage disposal) and it makes a racket. Oops, there's a spoon, I knew this would happen sooner or later. I remove the spoon and turn it on again; same noise. This time ...
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Garbage disposal hums but won't spin

I moved in to a new house a few months ago and the other day I noticed my garbage disposal stopped working. The unit is an Insinkerator Badger 1 with 1/3 HP. When I flip the switch I can hear the unit ...
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Move wall drainpipe to make room for garbage disposal?

My kitchen sink is almost centered over the wall drainpipe and there seems to be no way to arrange any connections to make room for the garbage disposal. Before I give up and learn to live without, ...
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Will this Garbage Disposal to P Trap height work? [duplicate]

Recently purchased a retrofit farm sink and went to hook the garbage disposal back up. After roughing everything back up because the farm sink sets much lower I am wondering about drainage and if this ...
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NM cable from wall box to dishwaster

I need to connect my dishwasher to an electrical box in the wall under the sink but it is recessed so the cable must come out through the front plate and not side knockouts. Out of the same box will ...
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How to remove dishwasher drain plug that got stuck in the garbage disposal

Replacing the disposal one morning before work (1st strike), and while hastily doing this I managed to knock out the dishwasher drain plug, but what I did not manage to do was remove the plug from the ...
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Wiring a Split Outlet with Two Neutrals

I’m trying to replace a very old outlet in my kitchen. The garbage disposal and the dishwasher are plugged into this outlet. The top outlet is switched, but the bottom is always hot. Everything I’ve ...
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Remove Garbage Disposal romex or cap?

My garbage disposal is busted and my wife wanted to be rid of it anyways. It's hard-wired and, after some trial and error, I found it is on the same circuit as a GFCI above the sink. (Not the same ...
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Dual kitchen sink disposal causes water to shoot up in non-disposal side, drain connection is horizontal

I have a dual bowl kitchen sink. The nondisposal side drain sits higher than the disposal side. The disposal drain connects to the nondisposal drain horizontally via a tee pipe. Sometimes when ...
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How to properly terminate dish washer / garbage disposal?

Introduction I am renovating a house and had an electrician come in to update power, run new outlets, etc. I will be installing a garbage disposal that uses a switch (switch already installed) and a ...
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Garbage Disposal / Plumbing Dilemma

I just purchased a new garbage disposal. The current plumbing will not allow the new disposal to fit in place. The main sewage line with a wye is in the way and I need to replace it. This is a single ...
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Care and feeding of a long kitchen drain?

My kitchen sink has a garbage disposal, and its drain crosses the entire house within the height of the first floor joists. With 9 1/2" joists, that's at most 7" drop over 23', or a hair over the ...
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Brand new insinkerator soaked in water and hums without turning

Last weekend I had to fix my leaking insinkerator under the kitchen sink. I bought a new badger 5 from home depot. Due to the leakage before, I put a plastic wash basin right beneath the old ...
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Should a brand new AAV be able to leak water?

I know that ideally, an AAV (Air admittance valve) would not leak air or water out. But, should it be able to leak water under certain circumstances (such as running the garbage disposal) while still ...
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How to splice new disposal power cord to old outlet wiring

I just got a new disposal. It came with 2 foot 3 prong power cord. The old disposal was wired to an outlet I can't get to. The wires for the old disposal were spliced right under it. I figured I could ...
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Wiring outlet with a switch for garbage disposal

I took out my kitchen and took some photos of the "old" kitchen's garbage disposal wiring: As you can see, it has 2 black lines connected but only one white line connected, while one is capped off. ...
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Sink Drainage Configuration [closed]

I have a double sink, garbage Disposal & dishwasher. There must be a better way. How I can modify this to make it better?
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Fixing pipe/tube from dishwasher to disposal

Photos attached. This seperated today and caused a mess. I have no idea how this was originally connected. There is a copper pipe inside of a black tube. I believe the black tube was clamped to the ...
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How can I route a trap when the drain inlet is too close to my disposal unit?

I am installing a trap into my new sink. I've installed the garbage disposal, and also the new strainer. The problem I have come across is the fact the trap is WAY too close to the garbage disposal ...
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Remove garbage disposal piece in bottom of sink

I am replacing a new sink in my kitchen and this piece is from the garbage disposal Do I just break the glue / putty free and pull it out?
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Kitchen Disposal placement [closed]

I have a double sink with equal size basins. Which side should the garbage disposal go on? The dishwasher is on the right.
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food waste disposer (a garbitrator)

I want to install food waste disposer, my pipes are 1.5 inch and I've heard that the pipes should be 2 inch otherwise after a couple of years the pipes will start clogging. I'm trying to understand ...
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Need to add an outlet under a sink (for garbage disposal)

I am replacing a garbage disposal and the old one was wired right from the wall switch to the disposal. The new one has a plug, so it would be much easier to install an outlet under the sink and plug ...
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What slope angle does a garbage disposal outflow pipe need?

I replaced my garbage disposal with a new unit and attached it to the existing drain with the manufacture provided straight outflow pipe. The new disposal sits a little lower than the old unit, which ...
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Easy and effective way to clean a very dirty plastic broom

What is the easiest way to clean a plastic broom (I mean such as the one in the photo) that has collected a lot of floor dust etc? Just hitting it against a wall to throw out all left overs is ...
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New sink installation: garbage disposal sits lower and p-trap no longer at the right height for the drain

I'm completely new with basic plumbing, but last ngiht after my new sink went in I tried reattaching the garbage disposal and new faucet. It wasn't too bad but the disposal sits a little lower than ...
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How to replace vent tee under kitchen sink

My garbage disposal empties into a trap. Before the trap, my other sink drain joins with a vent tee. I am assuming this in incorrect. Occasionally, the trap does not empty fast enough and water + food ...
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Wiring disposal/dishwasher/outlets in island

In addition to my 2 dedicated small appliance circuits on the main counter, my kitchen has an island with sink and dishwasher. I have two dedicated circuits available for the island and need to wire ...
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What happened to my garbage disposal?

I have an In-sink-erator model garbage disposal with a black plastic housing. After fixing a jam (a shot glass that fell into it while running, quite destroying itself), I noticed that there was water ...
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Garbage disposal not turning on with on/off switch. Water in sink draining in dishwasher. [closed]

My garbage disposal is not coming on and water from the sink is draining in the dishwasher. Do I need an electrician?
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Can I run my sink & disposal into my basement's sewage pump?

Can I run my sink & disposal into my basement's sewage pump? My basement has a bathroom in it that uses an ejector pump. It works great. Meanwhile, my kitchen sink & disposal are in the ...
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Drain and disposal outlet same height?

So my disposal went bad and I replaced it. When doing so discovered that the drain pipe was pretty clogged and Im guessing that was related to the drain and disposal outlet being the same. Whats odd ...
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Can't find 1-inch to 1.25-inch flexible coupling [closed]

After mice chewed through my stock thin plastic dishwasher drain line, (ruining our kitchen floor, leading to a homeowners claim), I'm replacing that line. I refuse to use the cheap, stock dishwasher ...
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water drained from one kitchen sink gushes out over another

I have a two-sink combo in the kitchen and it looks like this (sorry for the somewhat gross appearance :-): sometime when i wash dishes by hands, the food residues slow down the water flowing down ...
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Garbage disposal spins manually, but not on its own.

There are all kinds of garbage disposal questions and answers on the internet but none of them seem to address my issue. My garbage disposal seems to be jammed, but not in the usual way. If I go to ...
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Sewer smell after installing garbage disposal

I installed a new garbage disposal today. Here is a photo of the plumbing: It seems like there is some sewage/sewer smell coming from the garbage disposal, as though the P-trap were missing (which it ...
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How to connect garbage disposal when drain is too short

I removed the old garbage disposal and only have to hook up the drain on the new one, but it is acting like it is too short. Here is the before photo: And here is the new one (if you look closely, ...
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Constant Power to Garbage Disposal

I put in a new counter top and had to take off my garbage disposal to do so. When I hooked everything back up and flipped the switch nothing happened. I grabbed my wire tester and touched the wire and ...
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Water from sink draining into dishwasher, no air gap

I've had this house a little less than a year. We've had issues with nasty water turning up in our dishwasher. We assumed there was just something wrong with the dishwasher/filter, etc... Upon ...
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Garbage disposal problem — do i need to replace?

My garbage disposal (2008 InSinkErator Evolution Compact) started leaking today because the rubber of this part that connects to the tail pipe split open. I pulled it off and noticed this on the ...
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Can I glue a sleeve over a cracked dishwasher inlet line on my brand new garbage disposal unit?

The disposal is brand new and I can't return it even though it was damaged in shipping, as I'm well outside the return window. I believe the inlet is ABS plastic, as it's stamped with a small number 2....
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Garbage disposal replacement: how much to replace?

I'm replacing an Insinkerator Badger 1 garbage disposal with the same model. The original leaks. One leak is internal, and water comes out holes in the bottom cover only when it is actually ...
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Garbage cans color coding in the USA [closed]

After moving from apartments to a new house, my wife and I found only two garbage cans: a blue one and a green one. We use the blue one for recyclable things like clean bottles, cartons, and so on. ...
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Is a humming sink disposal motor failing?

Ok so this is a strange question about my garbage disposal. I had my kitchen cabinets replaced but kept my original sink and garbage disposal. Its approximately 20 years old. When I went to use it, it ...
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Garbage Disposal Electrical Connection

I'm swapping the old garbage disposal at my wife and I's first home. I disconnected the electrical components, but I'm stuck on how to remove this power cord. I doubt it any of these parts came with ...
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Backed up kitchen sink drain that gets worse when I run garbage disposal

I have a kitchen sink that is recently backing up when I run the sink. I ran the garbage disposal thinking this would solve the problem but once I turn off water (lots) bubbled up into the sink. If ...
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Why are sink-mounted garbage disposal units usually banned in Europe but allowed in the US?

Garbage disposal units are extremely common in the US but virtually unknown in Europe, mostly because of local regulations which ban them. What is the rationale behind this? Is there really a risk of ...