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Old 02-16-2013, 10:37 PM   #16
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Replaced Kitchen Sink Pipe - Still Leaking


Do yourself a favor and also get rid of the disposal. One of the most useless devices I've ever seen. Oh well there's also an electric can opener.

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hey, if not for the electric can opener I would never see my cat
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We have dogs, funny how when you call there name they ignore you but let that micowave or oven timer go off and here they come.
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Am I mistaken or is the supply for that disposal an extension chord? If so needs to be redone with proper electrical. NEC allows 3' for a garbage disposal power supply. By plugging into an extension cord your length is increased by the length of that cord. A disposal is sometimes wired to the same circuit as a dishwasher, but usually is expected to be on a dedicated circuit. It should as a minimum have a 15 amp circuit with nothing else on it. Do yourself a favor and run #12 wire for the circuit to a single receptacle. If over a basement or crawl space use a surface box extended thru floor with emt and proper fiitting for simplicity. What you have is a no no.
PS installations like this are what insurance adjusters look for if there is a fire and even though it may not be the cause it makes the issue illegal undocumented installations. Permit is the law, but your choice, however the work should be up to code no matter what.

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