Garbage disposal on/off switch

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by mknop, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. mknop

    mknop New Member

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    Is it "legal" to install the garbage disposal on/off switch directly over the kitchen sink- up about 8-10inches?
  2. Speedy Petey

    Speedy Petey Licensed Electrical Contractor

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    Legal, yes.
    Practical, no.
  3. mknop

    mknop New Member

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    Thank you. We were told by an electrician that it was a code violation so were thinking of having it moved.

    You say it is legal though. Are there different rules in different counties and states? I'm in Alexandria, Virginia.
  4. Speedy Petey

    Speedy Petey Licensed Electrical Contractor

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    Certainly could be. You'd have to check with your local code office.
    Or you could ask him for a code citation for the violation.
  5. mknop

    mknop New Member

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    I will follow your advice. Thank you!
  6. brownizs

    brownizs In the Trades

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    Mine is in the cabinet so that you have to open the door to run it. Makes for no classic oops starts.
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