I would like to install a garbage disposer in my sink.

There is no outlet in sink cabinet. Closest power is above splash ( see photo ) how can I install combination switch ( photo ) in existing duplex outlet, and install outlet ( in cabinet wall )? Thanks for your help.
q i would like to install a garbage disposer in my sink
q i would like to install a garbage disposer in my sink
  13 answers
  • Peg Peg on Aug 29, 2017
    I would consult with a professional for that.

  • William William on Aug 29, 2017
    If you have a double bowl sink the disposal would go into one bowl. You would need the plumbing for the conversion. You cannot install switches where the outlets are. You would need a separate switch and a separate circuit in the breaker box just for the disposal. It would be against code to tie it in to an existing circuit.

    • Alan Ross Alan Ross on Aug 30, 2017
      Thank you for the reply! My wife has wanted one since we bought the house. Now I won't have to do it.πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

  • Dav26054490 Dav26054490 on Aug 30, 2017
    If you have a septic tank, I would strongly advise against a garbage disposal unit. It will tend to overload the septic tank, forcing much more frequent servicing of it.

    • Alan Ross Alan Ross on Aug 30, 2017
      We do have a septic tank. Thanks for the advice no g d for us!✌🏻️✌🏻✌🏻

  • Jeanne Knaff Leifheit Jeanne Knaff Leifheit on Aug 30, 2017
    I agree. Best to call a professional!

  • Richard Richard on Aug 30, 2017
    Some states and areas prohibit garbage disposals. They tend to plug up city piping. Check on local regulations before you install one.

    • Alan Ross Alan Ross on Aug 30, 2017
      Thanks for the answer,very helpful!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

  • Al Al on Aug 30, 2017
    Since the outlet is near water a GFCI outlet will be required by code. I would recommend calling an local electrician. On a septic system, try to keep as much food waste and grease out of the system.

  • Annette Annette on Aug 30, 2017
    I used to sell DIY kitchens and my brother had one and I've come to the conclusion that they are just liquidisers to feed the sewage rats ........people are wondering why rats are getting bigger and I believe that is why .

  • Bil12598841 Bil12598841 on Aug 30, 2017
    best to hire a professional...As apartment managers years ago my husband
    installed many and it wasn't easy by any means...took lots of time and having to lay on your back to do it isn't fun..HIRE A PLUMBER....

  • Ros27463689 Ros27463689 on Aug 30, 2017
    don't even bother they are awful and smelly!!

  • Randy Randy on Aug 31, 2017
    Took out the disposal that came with the sink when we bought the house. We are vegetarians and compost all of our scraps. You should see my gorgeous soil.

  • Lana Hassell Lana Hassell on Aug 31, 2017
    Please pay attention to those who said if you have a septic tank , you must not have a garbage disposal. They are correct.

  • Idr22210848 Idr22210848 on Aug 31, 2017
    Looks just like my TooToo! Best puppies ever! Don't know anything about a garbage disposal though!.

  • Suelew Suelew on Sep 01, 2017
    I'm in love with your dog. Want to get rid of it?