Garbage Disposals

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Garbage Disposal Cleaning Tips

Banish sink stink with a little help from your freezer.

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3 Common Garbage Disposal Issues and How to Fix Them

They're very helpful when they're working properly.

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What You Can and Can't Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

Just because it's a disposal doesn't mean it's for trash.

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The Do's and Dont's of Garbage Disposals

Garbage disposals are often seen as a good and a bad thing in a kitchen. Learn how to keep it on the good side with our tips.

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DIY Garbage Disposal Refreshers

Make these homemade garbage disposal refreshers using ingredients from your very own pantry.

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How to Replace and Plumb a Home Grinder Pump

Old systems can get gunked up.

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How to Prevent a Clogged Garbage Disposal

Clogged garbage disposals mainly result from food waste lining the walls of the waste line.

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Garbage Disposal Plumbing

Bad plumbing can clog your drains.

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Install a Garbage Disposer, Step by Step

The household garbage disposer is easily one of the Twentieth Century's greatest marvels.

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How to Reset a Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal reset stops the motor if it's blocked.

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What to Consider when Buying a Trash Pump

Whenever you are looking to purchase a trash pump, there are a few things that you should keep in mind.

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Continuous Feed vs Batch Feed Garbage Disposals

What kind to you have? What kind do you want?

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How to Replace a Garbage Disposal Splash Guard

A garbage disposal splash guard is hard to replace.

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3 Warning Signs of a Clogged Garbage Disposal

One of the home appliances which is used every day is the garbage disposal.

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The Environmental Impact of an Incinerator

An incinerator is an industrial tool used in the treatment of municipal solid waste.

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How a Garbage Disposal Works

With proper care, a garbage disposal should last several years.

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How Do I Snake a Clogged Garbage Disposal Drain?

There are added challenges when grinding a clog away.

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How to Replace a Garbage Disposal Air Switch

Get that disposal back to work grinding.

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Garbage Disposal: Repair and Info

Your garbage disposal gets some heavy duty use. Here's how it works and what to do when it doesn't.

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How to Install a Grinder Pump System

Before you can install a grinder pump system for your house sewage, you'll need to get permission.

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How to Sharpen Garbage Disposal Blades

A garbage disposal can be a helpful household appliance when it is working properly.

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How to Remove a Screw Stuck in the Garbage Disposal

Removing a screw stuck in the garbage disposal may be challenging and a bit messy but it can be done.

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How to Clean Grease out of a Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal can be a very helpful tool when trying to get rid of food waste in your kitchen.

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How to Remove the Impeller of a Trash Pump

The trash pump is normally used to remove the waste water.

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How to Easily Remove a Trash Compactor

A trash compactor is an appliance that is installed in your kitchen cabinetry.

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How to Clean and Freshen Your Garbage Disposal

A dirty garbage disposal can create a horrible stench.

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5 Tips for Removing a Garbage Disposal Flange

A garbage disposal flange is the part of the unit that connects it to the underside of the sink drain.

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How to Repair a Trash Compactor

What's wrong with your trash compactor could include anything from a breaker to internal parts.

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What is a Trash Compactor and How Do They Work?

A trash compactor cuts down on waste.

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10 Things That Should Never Go in a Trash Compactor

In order for your trash compactor to work properly, there are many items that should never go in it.

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How to Build an Incinerator

Recycling isn't the only solution to managing your waste.

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Garbage Disposal Troubleshooting

There are many reasons that your garbage disposal may not be performing at a premium level.

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5 Causes of a Garbage Disposal Leak

It may or may not be coming from where you think.

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How to Remove Broken Glass from a Garbage Disposal

Small pieces will not harm your disposal.

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3 Common Grinder Pump Problems

Not all grinder pump problems can be solved by DIYers, but learn how you can prevent issues.

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How to Clean a Rusty Garbage Disposal

Clean a rusty garbage disposal in four steps with two household ingredients.

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7 Tips for Getting Rid of Garbage Disposal Odor

The garbage disposal might get rid of waste, but unfortunately it holds on to smells.

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What is the difference between a garbage disposal air switch and a batch feed?

The only difference between a garbage disposal air switch and a batch feed model is the way in which they turn on. Continuous feed models, or the type that use an air switch to turn off and on, are controlled by a pneumatic switch that is located on the wall. Batch feed garbage disposals have a special

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What is the purpose of a garbage disposal air switch?

A garbage disposal air switch is used in place of a traditional electric switch to turn the garbage disposal unit off and on. Using a pneumatic air flow is safer to operate than an electric control switch. The air flow design also makes them safer to have in place in areas with a danger of becoming wet,

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How do I remove a garbage disposal air switch?

A garbage disposal air switch is a switch which makes use of pneumatic power to control the garbage disposal unit. It is typically located on the wall near the sink where the garbage disposal is located. If a garbage disposal unit fails for some reason and the homeowner elects to remove the disposal

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How to Plumb a Grinder Pump

For homeowners, learning to plumb a grinder pump is an easy way to save money, as you won’t need to call a serviceman to fix the issue. If you need to replace this pump, do it as soon as possible to prevent overflow in the sewage system. Tools and Materials New grinder pump Screwdriver Socket wrench

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How to Install an Effluent Pump

Effluent pump is part of a septic system, responsible for pumping effluent from the pumping chamber to the drain field. The chamber also includes devices a water flow control an alarm. Septic systems usually work on the force of gravity, but a few specific terrains don't support the natural gravitational

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Troubleshooting a Sewer Grinder Pump

A sewer grinder pump is an essential waste-management device that keeps the drain pipes and the sewer unclogged. As soon as the device has reached its maximum holding capacity, the grinder switches on and pumps the waste out into the central sewer line. If the device does not seem to work correctly,