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Garbage Disposal ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by 635 G, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    Our new house came with an Insinkerator Badger 5--its noisy and can't grind much--looking for an upgrade that will just about be a bolt in and do a good job---I detest plumbing work.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  2. pendennis

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    I replaced our Insinkerator with another Insinkerator. No additional plumbing work required.

    I did re-seal the drain, even though the sink connections are interchangeable. It took me about twenty minutes, a screwdriver, and plumber's putty. They even include the little combination wrench/"unclogging tool". The little tool looks like a bent Allen wrench. The only "plumbing work" I had to do was to remove the knock-out plug for the dishwasher connection.

    I upgraded from the basic model. The one we have is much quieter. They also have replaceable splash guards now.

    Good luck.

    Best, Dennis
     
  3. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    Dennis--which model did you get

    Phil
     
  4. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    Dennis-which model did you get?

    Thanx--Phil
     
  5. Brian in Oregon

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    He got the same model Fred did.
     
  6. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    Brian I don't want the White House model---we don't handle that much crap.

    Phil
     
  7. pendennis

    pendennis Well-Known Member

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    Here's the link to Lowes. This is the model I bought.

    Best, Dennis
     
  8. trim tab

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    badger 5 is their low end and it is noisy. Dennis has a nice unit from lowes and is relatively quiet.
     
  9. 635 G

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    Thanx--Phil
     
  10. HSLDS

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    First question to ask - are you on sewer or a septic system?

    My local plumber and septic guy both say the only thing to go down a toilet should be the three 'Ps' - pee, poop, paper (as in TP). LOTS of water is a good thing as well (low flow toilets may be good for conservation, but they will strain your sewer line's ability to clear solids).

    The single worst thing for a septic system is a garbage disposal - food mater as well as all the grease will place a heavy burden on the system. Also true for sewers, but someone else gets to deal with that (take a look at your growing sewer rental rates).

    Both suggest that a disposal is not a good thing for a healthy sewer/septic system.

    Food for thought.
     
  11. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    I'm on sewer

    Phil
     
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    Phil,

    Get the Insinkerstor Excel. I believe it's their top level brand or at least it was when we bought ours. It has multigrind system that grinds the waste in stages and to the smallest bits so it flows through the sewer system better. It is also very quiet. That said I never understood why it was real important to have a super quiet garbage disposal. The thing runs about 10-15 seconds a day at most. Anyway, we are real happy with ours. I'd buy the same model again in a heartbeat.
     
  13. StonewallRacing

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    Trim Tab is right... and that is a good model. The better quality (more you spend) you get the quieter they are.

    ISE is your best choice, made right here in Wisconsin!

    SW
     
  14. Harv Shell

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    Check out Hydromaid, we put one in when we built 18 years ago. Hasn't missed a beat and water powered, no electricity. We sold probably half a dozen of them with no complaints. Harv
     
  15. jeffprigge

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    Don't waste your money on disposer , don't use the old one , just don't put food down the drain even if its chopped up , it's no good for your pipes
     
  16. magnumshot

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    May not be for you, but I started a large compost bin at the request of my daughter. Have been stuffing it full of grass clippings and mulched leaves too, because our food wastes don't generate enough compost. I keep a couple large jars on the counter for vegetable/fruit wastes, egg shells, and coffee grounds. I put grease and animal wastes in the trash. The only time I use the disposal now if if something gets down there accidentally. The bin's been great for our garden.
     
  17. momma91304

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    I have an In-Sink-Erator Evolution and it is so quiet, I don't even hear it running. Just a suggestion.
    David's mom
     
  18. g7777777

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    Lowes gives a 10 percent military discount and sometimes a Veterans discount

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene