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garbage disposal switch #4101204 05/19/16 04:37 PM
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I am putting in a garbage disposal. electric switch will operate. I have been told I need a switch that you can hold down and it will stop when you release the switch. thoughts?

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I've seen those switches but my town didn't require it when I built my house 14 years ago.

Homedepot sells them. http://www.homedepot.com/s/garbage+disposal+switch?NCNI-5

Check with your town to see what the code is.


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Re: garbage disposal switch [Re: bmwjohn] #4101243 05/19/16 05:28 PM
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Not a bad idea actually. I know they make momentary wall switches, might be a little better looking.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Pass-Seymour-...H253W/202481126

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Kind of makes you wonder why they don't build a foot switch at the base of the sink cabinet that you can easily hit..

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Originally Posted By: Reddy45
Kind of makes you wonder why they don't build a foot switch at the base of the sink cabinet that you can easily hit..
I would think that that might be somewhat of a safety issue with some folks.


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every one I have ever seen uses a light switch.


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Re: garbage disposal switch [Re: Blkstanger] #4101317 05/19/16 07:00 PM
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Kind of makes you wonder why they don't build a foot switch at the base of the sink cabinet that you can easily hit..
I would think that that might be somewhat of a safety issue with some folks.


I'll admit I've stuck my hand down into the garage disposal chute when something fell in (the switch was OFF, obviously), but I also don't live in a house with children.

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I've toured many new homes lately in FL and none of them had that type of switch. That claim may be bogus. Who wants to drill a hole in his countertop?


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Re: garbage disposal switch [Re: bmwjohn] #4101404 05/19/16 08:37 PM
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Get a batch feed type disposer with a built in switch. It only activates when the plunger is held down versus a continuous feed type that's activated by an external switch.

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Re: garbage disposal switch [Re: Leo99] #4101405 05/19/16 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted By: Leo99
I've seen those switches but my town didn't require it when I built my house 14 years ago.

Homedepot sells them. http://www.homedepot.com/s/garbage+disposal+switch?NCNI-5

Check with your town to see what the code is.


Those are air operated on/off switches. The idea is that they can be used in wet areas like kitchen counter tops. I've never heard of using a momentary switch like the OP suggests.


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They're called an air switch. Had one for 20 years - never failed. Made for installation on the sink - fits a standard hole like soap dispenser, etc. Great safety feature with wet hands. Easier, faster than reaching up to the wall. Push on, push off, not momentary.

Common feature on a sauna, Jacuzzi, etc.

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Re: garbage disposal switch [Re: Blkstanger] #4107196 05/26/16 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted By: Blkstanger
Originally Posted By: Reddy45
Kind of makes you wonder why they don't build a foot switch at the base of the sink cabinet that you can easily hit..
I would think that that might be somewhat of a safety issue with some folks.

Agreed. I would never feel comfortable having a foot switch.

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If you're one of the ones pining for the old foot operated high beam switch maybe you'd think it were cool to have a foot operated disposer switch.

See how I bridged two threads there?

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