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    I usually look under a sink before I turn on the faucet. When I do, I look at the disposal, and check the wire clamp among other things. I also note if there ISN'T a disposal.
    So the house this morning does not have a disposal. I'm doing my thing and start checking outlets and switches. Get to a switch near the sink, and I hear a disposal. WTF?????? I look under the sink again, and there isn't a disposal.

    I flip the switch again, and sure enough, I can hear a disposal. I start digging around under the sink and sure enough, there is the old disposal, tucked away in the back corner of the cabinet with a pile of crap covering it. Still operating...go figure.

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    So how did you rport it?

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    That was a Mouse trap. Was it full of Cheese?


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    Being rather anal about terminology, Disposall is G.E.s unit. The proper term for general use would be disposer. So there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Barker View Post
    The proper term for general use would be disposer. So there!

    Actually ... ... the "proper" term is "food waster grinder".

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    From Wikapedia:

    A garbage disposal, garbage disposer, food waste disposal, food waste disposer, waste disposal unit, or garburator / garbarator (Canada) is a device, usually electrically powered, installed under a kitchen sink between the sink's drain and the trap which shreds food waste into pieces small enough (generally less than 2 mm) to pass through plumbing


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    the "proper" term is "food waster grinder".

    Actually, I think the proper term is "food waste grinder.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Actually ... ... the "proper" term is "food waster grinder".
    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    the "proper" term is "food waster grinder".

    Actually, I think the proper term is "food waste grinder.
    Dang! How did that "r" get there? I did not notice it. U B correct, Sir! It is a "food waste grinder".

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    I reported what I saw. My clients were there and saw it. I told them it was a potential safety issue, and a fairly easy fix. They didn't seem all that worked up over it.

    The house also had some Ultra Vent pipe on the HVAC unit. I found out the recall was modified slightly when one of the companies backed out of the deal according to CPSC.


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    Dang! How did that "r" get there?


    Yourrrr jest a ol Southern boy at heart.
    I bet you also say, Atlanter (Atlanta), Winder (window), Wider (Widow), and "Mash da burton" (press the button) don't you.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    Dang! How did that "r" get there?


    Yourrrr jest a ol Southern boy at heart.
    I bet you also say, Atlanter (Atlanta), Winder (window), Wider (Widow), and "Mash da burton" (press the button) don't you.
    Dern ... dangnabit ... eyes been foun' owt.

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