Locate the three mounting bolts and begin tightening them. It might make the house more desirable if I ever decide to sell. I have a question that perhaps you can answer. First, let me thank you on behalf of both Rob and myself for a professional and outstanding job! In order to install a garbage disposal, you have to have an available outlet that is protected by a 120 volt, 20 amp circuit breaker. If the disposal is designed to be hardwired, then there are several whips which could be used to neaten up the installation. As long as the two appliances are already on the same circuit and there is no change in load amps this install is deemed existing and the switch can be installed with-out adding an aditional circuit. I have a bunch of kids, and I don't want a disposer that can run while open.
Welcome to the world of garbage disposal living. Either type of the garbage disposal wiring requires dedicated type of a connector at the appliance wall penetration. I feel so much more confident going into this purchase knowing exactly what's going on. Somebody before you borked up and didn't properly mark their wiring by using a white for a hot. Use a multimeter to figure out which is hot when the switch is on. The other, silver side is the white or neutral side. I know you know this but for other possible readers: The power meant for the dishwasher is always on, because the dishwasher has its own switch.
Once the plumbing is connected, make sure that all of the nuts are tight and that the disposal line is secure. At least that's what the home inspector told me when I asked him about it. You really need to verify what wires are what with a multimeter. I'm trying to understand what you are saying, the two wires on the right come from a switch and the left is from the wall? That would make the one on the right the switch leg and the left a neutral most likely. First off, you will need the sink flange and the mounting assembly. Thanks for contributing an answer to Home Improvement Stack Exchange! If you find the information was useful and care to send a monetary donation of appreciation, I would really appreciate it.
Connect the white wire from the switch biox to the white wire of the disposal, the ground wire of the switch box to the ground stud or green wire of the disposal, and the black switched wire from the switch to the black wire of the disposal. The other switch the one I use; they're wired in series is on the wall next to the sink-- and I have it covered with a sheet metal loop they sell these at Home Depot that covers the front of the switch but you can easily turn it on from the side. Another alternative is to use a switch that mounts in a hole in the sink, similar to a soap dispenser, etc. We have now used Charles for both our home and business inspections, and would definitely use him again in the future! Find your gasket and mounting ring and head back under the sink. Likewise, the source ground is splice to connect the combo and the ground wire to the light fixture.
Enjoy your new friend in the kitchen, but always respect what your disposal is capable of doing. Leave extra slack on the cable in case it needs to be relocated or pushed aside for plumbing. Name required Email will not be published required Website By submitting you agree to our Home Electrical Wiring and Electrical Repairs Please Note: Unless otherwise posted, please refer to the following Guidelines when working on Electrical Projects: Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced - Electrical Repairs and Circuit Wiring is Best Performed by a Certified Electrician or Licensed Electrical Contractor. Background: Jeff, a Handyman from West Des Moines, Iowa. The other home inspection reports that I've seen are no comparison to your work. The neutral wire of the circuit power will also need to be identified as well, keeping in mind that the two wires of one cable may be used to loop the power up to the switch and then returning back to the outlet box.
You may not think much of them if you don't have one installed, but once you begin utilizing your garbage disposal, it'll be hard to know how you ever managed without it. Now it's time to tighten the mounting bolts. Once the tabs are into the mounting assembly, turn the disposal so that it locks into place. Welcome to the world of garbage disposal living. Tie the white coming from the panel to one of the silver screws on the receptacle.
There was previously a garbage disposal here connected with this particular configuration. Reposting on other websites strictly prohibited. You want the surfaces to be nice and clean. As long as the circuit isn't providing power to non-fixed in place cord-and-plug it is a non fixed cord and plug application Quote: equipment nor luminaires, only fixed in place devices corded or hardwired, no such 80% exclusion exists in those sections either for fixed-in-place appliances. If you have a dishwasher, connect the drain line to the inlet port on the side of the disposal.
Thank you for all the work you did for us on this purchase and for educating us well. Your J trap will probably not line up perfectly with the disposal, especially if you have a double-bowl sink. The detail and quality of your report will be used by us as a goal for other inspectors we have the chance to do business with in the future. Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester. We value your opinion, and wanted to know if you can refer us to any good contractors for our remodel? It was pleasure working with you—almost makes me want to buy another house just to have you come inspect it for us. Now it's time to test your handy work.
If this is the case then I wouldn't want to mess with wiring up a disposal. Isn't that why you hire an inspector? If she unplugged the disposal to replace its plug, and unplugged the dishwasher for whatever reason, and then plugged each one into the other's socket. If the cord wiring is stranded copper, be sure to use the stranded notches on the wire stripper. I got a professional the first time around with your inspection!. I think most have the option of doing it either way subject to preference and local code. Any posts like this that link to a website or blog will be removed.
It seems silly to dedicate a whole circuit to an appliance that shouldn't draw over 2 Amps. Shift your disposal so that the discharge tube lines up with the water pipes. They aren't expensive but it pays and saves time to get one, especially if you are doing it yourself. This is where the dishwasher inlet line is connected. So if the dishwasher is running, and then you kick on the disposal, you can easily overload that circuit. There is nothing inherently wrong with the disposer being wired this way. If that's correct you would wire the switch leg to the hot side of the outlet and the neutral to the neutral.