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Tim M

Member Since 16 Nov 2007
Offline Last Active Dec 10 2014 02:49 AM

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In Topic: Whorlpool gx2fhdxvb06

07 December 2014 - 02:59 PM

In the meantime, wherever the water comes out of the wall, there should be a shutoff.  Couldn't you just turn that down a good deal?

In Topic: Whorlpool gx2fhdxvb06

06 December 2014 - 11:29 PM



.     If you do have problems from pressure that high, get a whole house pressure reducer.  It will save all the plumbing in your house from the shocks every time your appliances and everything else shuts off.  Could stop a leak before it starts.  I assume you are on city water.  Right?


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.    What is your pressure?  Somewhere between 40 and 80 psi?




06 December 2014 - 11:16 PM

What it the problem you are having?

In Topic: Inksinkerator Badger 5 plus-7 died; how much hp do I really need?

06 December 2014 - 11:12 PM



.     I don't think it is a question of horsepower at all.


.     The ones at the hardware store cost $85 to $185 going from a one-year warranty to a five-year warranty.  There are some at the plumbing supply which cost $300, $400 and more.  I wouldn't consider those unless they are repairable, or it was open under the sink and I wanted something so quiet I couldn't hear it..


.     Horsepower isn't something I consider much.  Anything is strong enough to munch food, but I guess the higher horsepower would be more likely to power through a jam when a lemon seed or bit of glass gets stuck between the edge of the bottom plate and the wall.


.    What I really consider is not power, but longevity.  How long is it going to last and how soon will they have to replace it again?  Over 2/3 of the disposals I replace have rusted out.  The bolt that holds the spinning plate to the shaft has rust around it and the plate is loose and slides around enough to allow it to jam against the wall.  Last week one of the wings had rusted right off leaving the thing toothless and ineffective.  This would be much less likely to happen with the 5-year warranty stainless steel grinding components model.  All of them are going to last longer than the warranty.  With the 5-year warranty model they aren't going to have to pay me to install a new one anytime soon.


.    If you really want something that lasts forever, take the thing out and put in drain pipe and a sink basket.  Then get a compost bin or worm bin.  You'll end up with something nutrient rich for your garden, and not have to work to stuff everything down the drain.  Think about it.  Why the heck do we have a machine to grind up food and put it the sewer or septic system?


.    If you do have one, it is much safer to have one the plugs into the wall, rather than being hardwired.  That way when there is a jam, or your ring slips into it, you can unplug it before reaching into it.  Then you know it is off.  Circuit breakers are often mislabeled, or they are rearranged after electrical work.  Plus, people are sometimes too lazy to make the trip to the basement to make sure it is off.  Having it go into a plug makes it easy to completely disable it before doing anything dangerous that could grind off your hand.  I think this should be code.


.    Make sure to put a 3/8" cable clamp onto the bottom of the disposal where the wire goes through the hole.  This is often skipped, and could make the ground wire, or a live wire get pulled right off when someone stuff something under the sink.


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.    Also, if you really want to be nice to someone, tape the allen wrench that come with it for breaking out jams onto the disposal or a pipe near it, so it can be found when needed.

In Topic: Timer hangs up midway Bosch Dishwasher shu4002uc/u06

06 December 2014 - 11:40 AM

Hey space fans,


.    The return of the Bosch Dishwasher with the intermittent hang up, about 2/3 of the way through the cycle if I remember correctly.  Crank timer just hangs there and refuses to advance.  Now 2 years ago it would happen just once in awhile.  That made it hard to diagnose.


.    Now I just got a call from him again saying it hadn't happened again for the past two years.  Now it is happening around 80% of the time.  The guy doesn't dare leave his house with the dishwasher running.


.    Anyone have any new ideas.  Please read or skim this entire post before replying if you are able.  Thanks.


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