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Old 10-15-2012, 04:01 PM   #1
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whats this thing hanging under my sink.


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?

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Old 10-15-2012, 04:17 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 10-15-2012, 04:50 PM   #3
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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.

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Old 10-15-2012, 06:36 PM   #4
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And the local plumbers will thank you for doing so. They make a lot of money just unplugging drain line caused from GD's.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:49 PM   #5
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that my freind is an accident waiting to happen...he should have removed it from is source ...ben sr
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:02 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:20 AM   #7
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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.

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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.
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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?
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Some people call it a Whatmahcallit, others call it a thingmajbabob.
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A hard wired residential G/D?

Never saw one a'them before.

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Andy---California is the only state I know of that requires a cord and plug for a disposer---good idea---
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A hard wired residential G/D?

Never saw one a'them before.

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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.
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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)
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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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