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    Default New garbage disposer

    I was going to call out this garbage disposer, a new Insinkerator, because it was not responding to the wall switch. Luckily the owner was home and he saved me from embarassment. And hopefully I can do the same for some of y'all.
    These new food grinders need the lid installed the right way down. A magnet in the stopper activates the grinder. FYI.

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    Default Re: New garbage disposer

    Those aren't "new", those have been around for a long time.

    The normal garbage disposer you see is referred to as a "continuous" garbage disposal (actually they are "food waster grinders". They are "continuous" because you run the water and "continuously" add the food waster to it as it grinds the food waster up and spits it out.

    That type you found today are referred to as "batch" garbage disposals because you load a "batch" of food waste, add water, install the stopper and the disposal is then ready to operate.

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    Default Re: New garbage disposer

    It was new to me, for some reason.

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    Default Re: New garbage disposer

    John,
    There has been a plot to hide it from you. You have caught us. Sorry, we were just having some fun.


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    Default Re: New garbage disposer

    Come on John, didn't you read this thread from a few years ago?

    Start at post #25
    http://www.inspectionnews.net/home_i...-question.html

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    Default Re: New garbage disposer

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    Come on John, didn't you read this thread from a few years ago?

    Start at post #25
    http://www.inspectionnews.net/home_i...-question.html
    Nope. Guess I had my head under somebody's sink.

    Hey I did see some of that, but the thread drift apparantly threw me off. Yesterday was my first batch disposer.
    Most poeple here are putting their food scraps out on the curb for a weekly pickup.

    New houses don't just automatically come with a food disposer. They are oh so very passa-ay.

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    Default Re: New garbage disposer

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    Nope. Guess I had my head under somebody's sink.

    Hey I did see some of that, but the thread drift apparantly threw me off. Yesterday was my first batch disposer.
    Most poeple here are putting their food scraps out on the curb for a weekly pickup.

    New houses don't just automatically come with a food disposer. They are oh so very passa-ay.
    Not a big bear or coyote population there, I assume. Definitely wouldn't work here. Even the ravens would make a mess of it.

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    Default Re: New garbage disposer

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Robinson View Post
    Not a big bear or coyote population there, ...
    While we don't have coyotes in Ormond Beach we do have bears, in fact we have had bears in our neighborhood a few time, and they will pull the strapped on lid off garbage cans to the point that we now keep the garbage cans in the garage overnight.

    I saw a bear last fall between our house and our neighbor - at first I thought it was a man roaming through the neighborhood and called the police and they went out to drive around looking for him, I realized it was likely not a person I saw who was standing upright behind the bushes, then dropped down and ran off, it was a bear. That was in the dark of night, the next day there were reports of a bear roaming our neighborhood during the day.

    So, bringing thread drift back to the food waste grinder ... ... we use our "continuous" style garbage disposer all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Robinson View Post
    Not a big bear or coyote population there, I assume. Definitely wouldn't work here. Even the ravens would make a mess of it.
    Bush bears stay away, town bears get trapped or shot, no coyotes on this island, coons are pretty sharp, but the bin has a latch, seems to work.

    The biggest obstacle is the smell of rotting meat and fish at the compost plant. Nobody wants that in their backyard. So some of the muni's are trucking the stuff out to overloaded facilities elsewhere. Bottom line is less pressure on the sewer systems.

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    Default Re: New garbage disposer

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    Bush bears stay away, town bears get trapped or shot ...
    Against the law in Florida to shoot Black Bears ... they are tranquilized or trapped and relocated, typically relocated to the Ocala National Forest.

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