Wiring for a switch/socket combo

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Old 09-20-14, 06:00 PM
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Wiring for a switch/socket combo

I have installed a switch socket combo outlet under my sink and I want it to run my garbage disposal. I want the outlet to only be live when the switch is in the on position. Is this possible and if so can someone point me to a wiring diagram? I've looked all over but I think half the problem is that I don't know what the configuration is called.

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Old 09-20-14, 06:14 PM
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You really don't need that type of device,put a regular GFCI receptacle and a cord and plug from the disposal, that will act as your disconnect .
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Old 09-20-14, 06:15 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Below is a diagram for you.

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Old 09-20-14, 06:18 PM
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This doesn't answer your question. Someone will be around.
If you have an extra sink hole, here's an alternative.

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What you do is install a receptacle under sink that is always hot and then plug this module into that. You can then switch disposal from above using a plunger type air activated switch. More convenient than going under sink to switch.
 
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Very nice Brian.... Kinda cool. Effective too.
 
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Old 09-20-14, 06:25 PM
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Thank you for the ideas all, and such quick responses.

Thanks for the welcome, I'll be spending a lot of time here I'm sure
 
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Old 09-21-14, 04:38 AM
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Sorry,I misunderstood what you were trying to accomplish,that air switch is perfect if you have an extra hole in the sink or have room to punch one.
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I wired it according to the diagram and it trips the breaker as soon as I flip the breaker on. I've run some other tests to verify that its not the wire that I ran or the way the garbage disposal is wired (plugged the disposal into an extension cord and then ran it off an existing comparable circuit). Does this have anything to do with the tab on the side of the receptacle? There is a little brass tab that connects the screws. Sorry for the simple questions, I've just never been great at electrical issues.

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Thanks for the idea Handyone, and that is definitely on my list of to-do's. I am in the process of making concrete counter tops, so I'll add a knockout for this handy little thing while I make the forms.
 
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Old 09-21-14, 08:57 AM
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In my drawing the screws are colored. Silver and brass. Do you see that on your device ? The white wire goes to the silver screw near the wide slot blade in the receptacle.

If your wires are on the jumpered side of the device you've wired the wrong side.
 
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Perfect, thanks for the follow up PJmax, I was going based on side where the ground screw was located, I now see and understand the error, I have it wired correctly and works like a champ.

Thanks mate
 
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