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Leah Frances 02-29-2008 06:23 PM

Can I fulfill my husband's fantasy?
 
Made-ya look.:wink:

Dear Husband fantasizes about having duplicate appliances. We now have two washers and dryers (a joy! two dryers!). He has plans for two dishwashers ("Just think, Leah" he opines, "one for dirty one for clean").

And his latest urge. Two garbage disposals - He wants one in each bowl of our two bowl sink.

Aside from double the cost - is there a reason that no one does this? Could it be done?

Please feel free to supply both plumbing technical expertise as well as the expected comedic responses.
LFW

nap 02-29-2008 06:38 PM

He seems to like duplicates of everything so, how many wives does he have? 2?

terri_and_jj 02-29-2008 06:57 PM

i have the Fisher 2 drawer dishwasher and it really is like having two SMALL dishwashers without giving up any additional cabinet space.

I can't think of any reason you couldn't have two disposals, but i also can't think of any reason you'd want it in a double sink. You'd probably need to move either the sink or the drain a few inches to the side to make room for the additional disposer and the trap though. never really even considered this arrangement

handyman78 02-29-2008 08:53 PM

There is not any reason that you could not have two disposers- just plumb them into a 1.5 or 2" pipe with a trap that covers both to save space under the counter, similar to the drain plumbing for a double sink. Since a disposer is a brief, temporary use appliance, would you really want two? Duplicating other appliances might be fine for the volume of use but in my house you use the disposer for a short time then you are done.

Leah Frances 02-29-2008 10:43 PM

"because you have two sides of the sink."
- Dear Husband

Clearly his logic is F L A W L E S S.

sestivers 02-29-2008 11:00 PM

Apparently he was in the Navy on submarines which have duplicates of everything so that when things break the duplicates can protect against a nuclear accident.

And for some reason, it's just as important to him that he can still grind up some kitchen refuse in the one-in-a-thousand chance that one of the garbage disposals fails when he "needs" it.

Does he realize there are backup methods for these things that might break once a decade? Like he can throw kitchen refuse in the garbage when the garbage disposal breaks? Or he can wash dishes in the sink if the dishwasher breaks? Or take laundry to the laundromat, or neighbors' house if the washing machine/dryer breaks?

Does he also realize that it wastes a lot of energy to produce unneeded appliances, and also wastes a lot of energy by running them simultaneously?

Leah Frances 02-29-2008 11:09 PM

"I said, because there are two sides to the sink."
- DH

I think it's like his everest.

mark942 03-01-2008 05:19 AM

More power to him I say..........You only go around here once.................:thumbsup:

terri_and_jj 03-01-2008 09:43 AM

would he settle for 1 SUPER DISPOSER ? you can get a 10hp industrial model rated for 2600 lbs of throughput an hour. Like having a wood chipper in your kitchen

nap 03-01-2008 10:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by terri_and_jj (Post 103242)
would he settle for 1 SUPER DISPOSER ? you can get a 10hp industrial model rated for 2600 lbs of throughput an hour. Like having a wood chipper in your kitchen

are you related to Tim "the tool man" Taylor by chance?

pushkins 03-01-2008 11:28 AM

Two wives, sheesh I can't afford the one wife I have :eek:

I like the wood chipper option, build that into the cabinets then when or "if" the other disposal brakes down you'll have a spare aaaaannnnnnd with the code correct plumbing fittings you could put a Wye with a three way valve on it, duct it straight out the wall of the kitchen and cover your garden mulching needs as well.:jester:

Double A 03-02-2008 07:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leah Frances (Post 103192)
"I said, because there are two sides to the sink."
- DH

I think it's like his everest.

Perhaps you should help him develop a foot fetish or something less expensive than an obsession with redundant appliances.

At least with shoes, you'd get to wear them, as opposed to sporting two disposers. :jester:

Also you might remind him that while no one I know of has died of trying to own/install two disposals, several folks have died trying to conquer Mt. Everest... and, perhaps most importantly, spening money on a garbage disposal instead of a nice romantic dinner with your wife can be considered grounds for divorce, if not outright dismemberment.


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