OK, I’ve seen the switch usually located at the farthest point within reach from the sink at the counter top level. Occasionally, I see the switch located on the side wall under the base cabinet. I have never seen the switch located on the front side of the base cabinet.
I suppose it would be helpful in a jamb to use your knee to turn it on… What do you think?
I don’t have a problem if the switch is behind the door. There is little chance of an accidental start-up. Having it in front where it could get bumped by one body part when another body part is in a precarious place isn’t the safest situation.
On the other hand, I suppose one could use both hands to clear the dishes and one’s knee to turn it on. Just another DLR in my book.
“toddlers love switches…”
Jeff, my thoughts exactly. Kids could easily get to a switch like that. If it was inside the door at least one could put a child lock on the door. And Greg, in the left door, is that supposed to be a P-trap? Interesting…
So what? Someone might have their hand in the disposal and a toddler comes along and turns it on, cutting Mommy’s hand off? Not likely. Spank Johnny a few times and he’ll learn to leave the switch alone. You don’t need to child-proof the home, you need to home-proof the child.
What if the switch was inside the lower cabinet and there was no child safety latch? Would you write that up?