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Startingover 10-15-2012 04:01 PM

whats this thing hanging under my sink.
 
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had the plumber remove the old non functional garbage disposal since I'm on septic and the septic guy said not to use a G.D.

The plumber asked for black electrical tape which I gave him.

I didn't look under the sink till he left. Now what's this silver tube hanging down?

(sorry the photo is sideways)


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hvac benny 10-15-2012 04:17 PM

Thats the electric for the garbage disposal. Hard to see on my phone, but hopefully he wire nutted off the wires. Would be better to remove the wires, if possible, from the switch.

Startingover 10-15-2012 04:50 PM

if the city ever put in sewer lines I'd put a G.D. back in so maybe that's why he left this thing.

thanks

joecaption 10-15-2012 06:36 PM

And the local plumbers will thank you for doing so. They make a lot of money just unplugging drain line caused from GD's.

ben's plumbing 10-15-2012 06:49 PM

that my freind is an accident waiting to happen...he should have removed it from is source ...ben sr

oh'mike 10-15-2012 07:02 PM

If you have a handy man or electrician in for something--ask them to 'kill' that line at the switch--

That could cause some plumber or a friend of yours to have a very bad day---open live wires like that ,are a hazard.

Startingover 10-19-2012 10:20 AM

thanks. That's scarey. Soon as I rebuilt my repair funds I'm having an electrician in to replace ballasts in the kitchen so I'll have him kill these wires.

I love this site and all the info I've gotten from you kind people here.

plumberinlaw 10-19-2012 10:47 AM

somewhere there is a switch for the disposal when it is off those lines should be dead. maybe tape it down in the off position? just a thought until your electrician comes.

Alan 10-19-2012 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by plumberinlaw (Post 1033930)
somewhere there is a switch for the disposal when it is off those lines should be dead. maybe tape it down in the off position? just a thought until your electrician comes.

True, but if there are other outlets or lights on that circuit, wouldn't the neutral still pass voltage?

gregzoll 10-19-2012 11:44 PM

Some people call it a Whatmahcallit, others call it a thingmajbabob.

AndyGump 10-20-2012 12:02 AM

A hard wired residential G/D?

Never saw one a'them before.

Andy.

oh'mike 10-20-2012 06:04 AM

Andy---California is the only state I know of that requires a cord and plug for a disposer---good idea---

Alan 10-20-2012 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by AndyGump (Post 1034373)
A hard wired residential G/D?

Never saw one a'them before.

Andy.

See them all the time in Oregon and I hate it. Especially when the home was built without a G/D and they stole power off of some other circuit to power it. Makes it a pain figuring out which one it is. :censored:

Anti-wingnut 10-25-2012 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1034397)
Andy---California is the only state I know of that requires a cord and plug for a disposer---good idea---

I think that many jurisdictions throughout the nation interpret 422.31 to require cord caps and recepticles for such appliances as garbage disposals and dish washers, with the thought that if you are in a confined area (under the cabs) working on the unit, you are no longer in eyesite of the primary means of diconnect (the switch) as permitted in 422.31(B)

oh'mike 10-25-2012 04:11 PM

I wouldn't mind if that is adopted nation wide----

Dishwashers and garbage disposers are a short lived appliance----sure would be nice to just unplug them for service or replacement.


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