Waste food disposal wiring

Originally Posted By: jtedesco
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Waste food disposal wiring

Hi Joe,

This picture shows the home owner's wiring job to his replacement garbage disposal, or as you said "waste food disposal." Wired with 14/2 no ground, paralleled into a twenty (20) ampere circuit on a twenty (20) ampere circuit breaker and no Romex connector.

Clay Wyatt
American Heritage Home Inspections, L.L.C. (NACHI)
and Clay Wyatt Builder and Mechanical Contractor.


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Originally Posted By: Greg Fretwell
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Hey, he taped his wirenuts. icon_wink.gif


Originally Posted By: kwilliams
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probably because they kept falling off icon_rolleyes.gif



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Originally Posted By: Greg Fretwell
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Things like this are what make me a fan of “cord and plug connect” appliances.


That is the standard in new construction around here


Originally Posted By: lfranklin
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Most DIY has no clue what a Romex connector is.


For that reason they should make the manufacture go ahead and install them. Then at least they would need to take them off to get the wire through ![icon_rolleyes.gif](upload://iqxt7ABYC2TEBomNkCmZARIrQr6.gif)


Originally Posted By: dspencer
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lfranklin wrote:
Most DIY has no clue what a Romex connector is.

For that reason they should make the manufacture go ahead and install them. Then at least they would need to take them off to get the wire through ![icon_rolleyes.gif](upload://iqxt7ABYC2TEBomNkCmZARIrQr6.gif)


DIY...heck...Most Home Depot elec department workers don't even know!


Originally Posted By: Scott Stevens
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That looks like a “Waste King” disposal. Those actually come with a cord installed. Sad to think this is what you end up with.



“Electricmanscott”