Routing wire for disposal wall switch


Old 02-09-15, 04:00 PM
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Routing wire for disposal wall switch

I have a question about how to route the electrical for a garbage disposal that has a wall switch. The picture shows the top part of the sink plumbing which is where the sink cabinet will be located and the red rectangle is where the wall switch will be installed.

Do I have to route the romex through the pony wall or could I just make a small hole down below the switch (see round red mark on picture) and route the romex directly over and into the sink cabinet to a junction box that the disposal will be plugged into?

Routing through the pony wall will be more difficult because the the switch will be mounted on the right side of a stud (see red mark in picture) so I'd have to get through that stud and probably the 2x6 at the end of the pony wall.
There isn't going to be a corner cabinet between the sink cabinet and the wall to the right. Cabinet spacers will be used on the end of the sink cabinet and the base cabinet along the adjacent back wall.

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Old 02-09-15, 04:24 PM
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This doesn't address the routing of cables, but I like these switches:

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The receptacle under sink doesn't need switched, it will be constant hot.
The push button (air actuated) plunger switch mounts in an extra faucet hole.
Old 02-09-15, 04:26 PM
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It's generally preferable to put an outlet inside the cabinet, then plug in an air switch, which gets mounted in the countertop next to the faucet.
Old 02-09-15, 05:00 PM
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I would go down from the switch through the floor and back up into the cabinet.
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