Is your switch rated for 120v at 20 amps? Mounting a switch inside the cabinet in a surface box is fine. All you need to do is open the door, turn it on and off and you're done.
While you may not have a 20 amp rated garbage disposal, your wiring is 20 amp.Having to open the cabinet to get to the switch is a sucky solution to me. I dont need a 20 amp rated switch as I dont have a 20 amp garbage disposal. Why not install a manual handle crank garbage disposal.... no need to get fancy with electricity
no need to get fancy with electricity
Huh :confused1:have to get out my textbook but I think when you 10 times your voltage your amps go up tenfold also.
This principle is the reason why long distance transformers use 80 thousand volts to send over relatively small wires.
I came here to find and share some brilliant solutions to problems or needs.As Ktownskier mentioned, we want you to do it correctly. You can also hang your poor attitude toward correctness on the door. It isn't needed and tends to only make you look bad.
NO. They are not. ( always I can not be sure ) I see MANY MANY switches that mention rating for both 12v and 120v Guess how many more amps the switches are rated for when used in 120V mode?Huh :confused1:
Current actually goes down, but their switches are different because of the higher voltage. !
NO. They are not. ( always I can not be sure ) I see MANY MANY switches that mention rating for both 12v and 120v Guess how many more amps the switches are rated for when used in 120V mode?
I came here to share a safe, effective, cheap and quick solution. Anyone that likes any one of those adjectives can implement the solution for themselves. If you find another criteria you dont like then dont use it.
If "we the members" insist on conventional techniques for the sake of convention then I am in the wrong forum.
Not so brilliant when we bring up code violations and you insist that it "works great". So far most of your posts show your belligerent side when it comes to sane solutions, so with that said, have a safe year. I'm not going to argue more with you on it.brilliant solutions to problems
Because it's a motor the Code requires you have a switch rated at or above it's Horsepower rating.
Most 15 amp (only Specification Grade) switches are rated at 1/2HP @ 120V, and 20 amp rated at 1HP.
Yes, a garbage disposal does have a motor but, is it really classified as a a motor for electrical code purposes? I know that it is NOT classified as an appliance.