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DavecUK
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Posted Sat Nov 23, 2013, 5:31am
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In the UK there is a rise of waste disposal units fitted to sinks. In fact this house we bought had one (a very good one) fitted. It grinds up the crap that you rinse down the sink, seemed a wonderful idea. In reality though it's not. the number of blockages I had was incredible. At least once a month I was unblocking the sink.....they smell too as for potatoe peeling, etc.., they would block the thing instantly unless small amounts and loads of water was used.. Finally about 7 years ago, I removed it and refitted the conventional sink plumbing (which fortunately i had kept from when the house was new.

I have not had a problem since, the sink never blocks.......I will NEVER have a waste disposal unit again. now food gets placed in a food waste bin and I can rinse coffee grounds and tea leaves down the sink as much as I want....it's never blocked since.

Waste Disposal = Lots of water+lots of fats = blockages
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Posted Sat Nov 23, 2013, 10:25am
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Even in the winter I add the grinds to the compose heap.  However, it doesn't get that cold here.  I see no reason to send that stuff to the land fill and never down the sink. But like I said some grit clings to stuff I wash out.  So I am sure some gets in my tank, but not pucks, just crumbs as calblacksmith said.

 
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Posted Mon Nov 25, 2013, 12:12pm
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DaveUK
When used properly, they do a good job. The thing is, don't put garbage down the sink! Sure the odd and end may wind up in the disposer, it's job is to grind what falls into it into small chunks so it does not become a problem in the line. Some people use them to grind up left over food that they don't want VS just trashing it. While they can do that job, why tax the waste system just because you can grind garbage?

A a post above, we are on a septic tank and nothing but water and bathroom waste go into the tank, food etc, goes into the trash. I suppose I could dig a hole and mix the spent coffee into the soil but we have DG (decomposed rock) and when dry, it reforms it's self into sandy rock again and only slightly less hard than it was as rock!

 
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Posted Thu Dec 12, 2013, 11:19am
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Coffeenoobie,


Thank you for the information. I only know your location as PNW, but based on your map I thought you might get around to visiting this nice coffee shop in old town Gladstone and perhaps adding it to your treasure map. The lady that owns it is quite an award winning roaster. She roasts with a Diedrich.

http://www.happyrockcoffee.com/


Thanks again for the map.



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Posted Thu Dec 12, 2013, 7:55pm
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I will have to check it out.

Thanks, Pat!

 
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Posted Wed Dec 18, 2013, 1:49pm
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Water and ice down the drain only. A lot depends on where the main line picks up the kitchen sink. I know in my past 3 houses the sink was fartherst from the main line. So slow traffic down that 2" line backs up fast. The toilet goes right into the main  line, 3-4" diameter. You aslo need to keep sewer rats out of the plumbing system altogether.
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Posted Thu Dec 19, 2013, 7:57am
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Terry, where the heck are you is SoCal that you are concerned about sewer rats? I lived in Long Beach and never had a problem with them. We are on a septic for many years now (over 25) so it is DARN HARD, I would say IMPOSSIBLE for sewer rats for us LOL!

 
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Posted Thu Dec 19, 2013, 8:05am
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I compost all of mine including the Malita Bamboo drip filter which by the way can be used dry and not have any papery taste. :P  I found that composting grounds gets rid of all of the other food smells in there and after a few hours loses it's coffee smell too.
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Posted Fri Dec 20, 2013, 3:50pm
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This is what I have its a beast...3/4 H.P. I fear no blockage.
Evolution 3/4-HP Garbage Disposal with Sound Insulation

Offers MultiGrind® technology with 2 grind stages to quickly grind difficult food waste you wouldn't put in a standard disposer
Features SoundSeal® technology for quieter operation
Offers a 3/4 HP Dura-Drive® induction motor to reliably handle heavy daily use while delivering maximum grinding power, quiet operation and longer life
Backed by an exclusive 5-year We Come to You® in-home service warranty from InSinkErator® that includes free house calls (including parts and labor) for the entire warranty period
Features Auto-Reverse Grind System® technology which helps prevent jams by automatically reversing grind direction and helps ensure grind elements wear evenly, extending disposer life
Evolution Premier's 40 oz. stainless steel grind chamber and components protect against corrosion and adds strength, which translates to longer life
The disposer's Quick Lock® sink mount allows for easy installation and replacement of any disposer

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