Garbage Disposal Air Switch Installation

What You'll Need
Garbage disposal air switch kit
Hand drill
Rubber gasket
Plastic nut

A garbage disposal air switch is a more aesthetically pleasing type of switch to control your garbage disposal unit because it has pneumatic technology (uses air pressure as the name implies) to control the unit thus reduces risk and dangers of electrical shock. It can be installed quickly and easily plus you may choose where you want to install it, such as the sink itself, on your countertop or on a wall mount. Another thing is that it can match your current kitchen sink design with either chrome, nickel and white color options. These air switches will go well with any modernized kitchen. Anything is better than a regular looking switch. Here is a simple way to install you garbage disposal air switch.


Step 1  - Drill a Hole

Drill a 1 1/4 inch hole in the counter top. This is where you will be putting the air switch. Make sure that you find a spot that is easy for you to reach. Most people who convert to this type of switch are those vertically challenge, since most disposal switches are installed way beyond some people’s reach.

Step 2 – Mount the Button

Use the rubber gasket above the counter for the air switch on the outside and tighten with plastic nut from below your sink. If you will be mounting air switch button on a sink top, you may use the hole for sprayer or soap dispenser.

Step 3 – Attach the Tube to the Button

Attach one end of air tube to bottom of air switch button and the other end to the white nib on the black converter box. Use your cutter to cut the air tube to desired length. The converter box and air tube is included in the garbage disposal air switch kit.

Step 4 – Check for Leaks

Inspect the quality of plumbing under the sink and make sure there are no leaks. If there are, seal them using putty. Since you will be placing an outlet under your sink, it is important that the area under the sink is kept dry at all times especially when installation is being done.

Step 5  - Switch Off Power  

Switch off power to the kitchen area to ensure safety. Do this by going to your home’s main power box and turning off power to the kitchen. Once you have turned the off, plug converter box into wall outlet. The outlet should be three-prong grounded outlet. Plug sink disposal cord into converter box. Turn on main power switch to the kitchen once again.

Step 6 – Use the Switch

Now you are ready to use your garbage disposal air switch. This switch is very simple to use. Press is to deploy the garbage disposal and press once again to stop it. If garbage disposal air switch fails to function, it is best to read owner’s manual to troubleshoot problems.