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Old 09-28-2008, 08:46 PM   #1
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My single dwelling home currently had a 1/3 HP disposal. Should I replace it with another 1/3 HP disposal or should I upgrade the HP since I need to do the replacement anyway?

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Old 09-28-2008, 09:12 PM   #2
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If the 1/3HP model isn't getting it done for you, by all means upgrade to a stronger unit. They all hook up the same way.

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For a general kitchen I recommend at least a 1/2 hp. I'd only put a 1/3 hp in something like a bar sink...but that's just me.
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Currently I'm working on inventing a 300hp turbodiesel model, because my wife thinks it is ok to put everything down the kitchen sink. Drives me crazy. One of these days she's going to get to help me snake the underslab run from the kitchen in the basement and perhaps she'll change her ways.
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Currently I'm working on inventing a 300hp turbodiesel model, because my wife thinks it is ok to put everything down the

Worst mine has done is put down lots of egg shells without running enough water, disposal grinds em up, and then they get stuck in the trap, packing it full of the shells. Wow is it fun to pull a trap with sink full of water - shopvac!

kitchen sink. Drives me crazy. One of these days she's going to get to help me snake the underslab run from the kitchen in the basement and perhaps she'll change her ways.
I am thinking of getting one of the new Insinkerators 1HP model:

http://www.insinkerator.com/product/...6&template=hhd

They claim you can "grind almost anything"

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The evolution 1 hp (Excel) also comes with an anti jam sensor so it appears you will have less jam problems. I got one at home and it's much quieter than the badger disposers. I believe you'd appreciate it (just make sure every time you grind food waste keep it on till it's done)
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The evolution 1 hp (Excel) also comes with an anti jam sensor so it appears you will have less jam problems. I got one at home and it's much quieter than the badger disposers. I believe you'd appreciate it (just make sure every time you grind food waste keep it on till it's done)
Have you ground any bones in it, what kind, and how did it do?

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I personally have a prehistoric pig under my sink that disposes pretty well. I took a picture, but my pterodactyl hasn't finished carving it yet. It's a living...
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Grinding chicken bones in the Excel is a breeze, of course it'll take some time (a minute or so) to flush down all the debris. I have a basic stainless sink so when I grind Rib bones it will shake the dishes in the sink more than I want. I have known people with cast iron sink that has less of that problem. But either way, at the end of the day all bones could clean out real well with no clogging at all.
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Did you play Tim Taylor on Home Improvement?

I'm with Jamie on the Evolution line.. No personal experience, but I'd done some research recently, and from customer reviews this seemed to be the best price / performance. Not the cheapest, but 3/4 horse and supposedly very quiet.. Reviews on HD's site are all 5 for 5.

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...ctId=100466654

Not as sexy as the stainless model, I guess, which is really only a big deal if you have glass doors on your lower cabinets.

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