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    garbage disposal advice

    My garbage disposal crapped out a couple weeks ago, so I'm in the market for a new one. I got a 1/2 Hp Kenmore a couple years ago for a different house, and that seemed to work pretty well. Anyway, I'm not looking to spend a ton, but I'm also not sure what I'm looking for.
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    Re: garbage disposal advice

    Biggest strongest one you can find.


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    Re: garbage disposal advice

    i have some good advice....make sure it is off before sticking a spoon down there to try and unclog it



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    Re: garbage disposal advice

    Quote Originally Posted by MNclone View Post
    My garbage disposal crapped out a couple weeks ago, so I'm in the market for a new one. I got a 1/2 Hp Kenmore a couple years ago for a different house, and that seemed to work pretty well. Anyway, I'm not looking to spend a ton, but I'm also not sure what I'm looking for.
    Anyone have any advice?

    If you are going to stay in this house a looooong time, buy a really good one that you feel comfortable spending for. You get what you pay for. If you go cheap and it cloggs down the pipe, rooter will charge you what you would have paid for a nice one to begin with.



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    Re: garbage disposal advice

    I'll sell you one for $20, Private message me for details. It's slightly used. Long story short my parents remodeled their kitchen and could not use it any longer.



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    Re: garbage disposal advice

    I bought a good sized insinkerator. I'm very glad I did.

    Spend the money for a good one (or get a good one used). You'll be glad you did.


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    Re: garbage disposal advice

    I bought a kenmore back in '00.

    haven't had any trouble at all. Probably just jinxed that.....



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    Re: garbage disposal advice

    What do you need a garbage disposal for? I've lived most of my life in houses without one. I have one now, but I never use it. It's just as easy to throw stuff away (and better for your plumbing).



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    Re: garbage disposal advice

    My insinkerator lasted 25 years, so I replaced it with another one just like it.



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    Re: garbage disposal advice

    Check and see if it has a reset before your replace it. If you're sure you need one get a 3/4 horse or bigger.



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    Re: garbage disposal advice

    make sure the blades are stainless or they will rust within 1yr especially if you have wdesm water



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    Re: garbage disposal advice

    Quote Originally Posted by AIT View Post
    What do you need a garbage disposal for? I've lived most of my life in houses without one. I have one now, but I never use it. It's just as easy to throw stuff away (and better for your plumbing).
    When you recycle a lot, and don't throw much stuff in the garbage, it kinda stinks to have rotten food sitting in your garbage for a week or more on end, and it's a hassle (and wasteful) to take out 1/4 full garbage bags all the time.

    I suppose you could, and I probably should, start a compost pile, but that's a pain too.


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    Re: garbage disposal advice

    look at the bottom and see if you can use an allen wrench to turn it and possibly free it up, it may just be stuck



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    Re: garbage disposal advice

    I should probably take a closer look at the old one. I wasn't home, and the wife said that it made a funny sound, and then it smalled really bad. So I'm guessing that the smell was the windings in the motor burning out.



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    Re: garbage disposal advice

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    When you recycle a lot, and don't throw much stuff in the garbage, it kinda stinks to have rotten food sitting in your garbage for a week or more on end, and it's a hassle (and wasteful) to take out 1/4 full garbage bags all the time.

    I suppose you could, and I probably should, start a compost pile, but that's a pain too.
    You change your garbage once a week? You must not have kids

    Other suggestions:
    Use a smaller garbage can.
    Don't throw so much food away.
    Pour fats in an old glass jar to throw away.
    Put rancid garbage (like a roast carcass) in a grocery sack and throw out immediately.



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