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Old 03-17-2009, 07:16 AM   #1
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Hello. Help solve a marital problem!!

I have put orange peels down every disposal in every house I have owned or lived in, including the house I grew up in (18 years), for 45 years. Not just a few peels to make it smell better, but all the time. Now my husband said he thinks it's bad to put orange peels down the disposal. Please help settle this. I have put them in the house we've lived in for 23 years and he just now mentions it??? There have been no problems with our disposal ever. I do not put coffee grounds, egg shells, or celery down it. That's about all.

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i'm with you, go for it.... i've never heard of any problems with citrus peels and disposals.
does your hubby say WHY?

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He didn't even TELL me--just left a note on the table one morning for me to see when I got up.
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Tell your hubby to go suck a lemon....and then throw it down the disposal!!
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The orange peel argument could represent a larger issue in your relationship. It does seem odd that he would bring it up now. You may want to start marriage counseling.
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Tell your hubby to go suck a lemon....and then throw it down the disposal!!
thanks petey! man, i needed a good laugh this morning!

the wife has an elderly client that tried to put a whole potato and grapefruit halves down hers.... didn't do it. the wife took them out, cut them up a bit and put them back in. they went down just fine.

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The only thing I don't put down there is beef bones.
EVERYTHING else goes right in.

My garbage can has not smelled, and has been half the weight, since I put the disposal in.
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... the wife has an elderly client that tried to put a whole potato and grapefruit halves down hers ...
Wasteful.

A disposer should be able to handle chicken carcasses, eggshells, potato skins, and orange/banana peels. If you put a lot of soft stuff like spaghetti down, it is a good idea to put some rough stuff such as the preceding down from time to time. I would prefer not to put "thick" bones including chicken drumsticks down.

Note that if you have a septic tank, that will need to be pumped more often if you use your disposer a lot. Its just because these garbage items contain more fibrous and mineral matter that does not eventually liquify.
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the lady didn't want them in her garbage smelling up the place.... would YOU want to argue with a 98 yr. old lady?

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I put everything I can in all I that I have ever owned. They shake and rattle now and then, but rarely have issues.

An orange would be very light duty in my house; consumer reports has nothing on me when it come to "testing" stuff.

.....I am always looking for an excuse to buy a bigger one, but never have had one fail.
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I was watching a home improvement type show once where they went to the Insinkerator factory. The test lab was way cool!

One of the tests was a big pile of 1" cubes of wood.
The test was to see how long it took to turn them into a pile wet of wood shavings.
Petty amazing.
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>>> cubes of wood

That is certainly an interesting test to enhance viewership of the program.

But if you are going to stuff all your C&D (construction and demolition) debris down the drain to avoid having to pay extra at the town dump to drop if off, then we have to ask the question, how long would the disposer last.

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