13 year old Insinkerator Cracked - Better Brand to Get?


Old 07-10-14, 08:11 AM
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13 year old Insinkerator Cracked - Better Brand to Get?

This may have cracked sooner but I'm not sure.
I don't think it is leaking.
Is there a better brand I could get?
I know they don't last for ever, which seems to be insinkerator's slogan according to the lady on the phone when I called them, but still.

Also, would this be hard to replace myself?
Old 07-10-14, 08:15 AM
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Most plumbers here would say just say no to using a garbage disposal. Are you sure you even really need one?
Old 07-10-14, 05:17 PM
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If you are on a septic system, the word is NO.
Old 07-10-14, 05:24 PM
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What cracked ?

The plastic exit fitting on mine cracked and I replaced it.
A disposer is nice to have.... not a necessity. Never had any drain problems on sewer service.
Just need to make sure it's empty before running the dishwasher or it makes a mess.
Old 07-10-14, 05:48 PM
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I have to agree with Ray and Chandler. When I remodeled our kitchen my wife wanted on. Now she hardly ever uses it. And she made me put it into the wrong side of double bowl. All vegetable cutting and dish cleaning is done on the other bowl and then most of the waste is picked up and dumped in garbage. What's left is forded down the drain of the non-disposal bowl.

I don't even try to figure that one out.
Old 07-11-14, 08:46 AM
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The metal part on the housing is cracked.
I have an aerobic system and can't imagine large chunks of things going down to that.
Will try to provide a picture.
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I agree with the others that the best is no garbage grinder at all. However, if you really want one then be willing to spend a few more dollars to get a better unit. The $59 units are pretty much "garbage" (pun intended) and only for use to impress a prospective buyer. Spend at least $100 and you can get a reasonably good unit. Assuming that you had a low-end unit, 13 years is impressive.
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Isn't 13 years a lot? Anyway reading here about other brands you may like too ( Garbage Disposal Comparison ) and I think that Waste King appear to be the most "serious" ones, please let me know by posting here which one you chose, I have doubts myself.. Thanks

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