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Post# 1036018   6/21/2019 at 21:39 by Ultralux88 (Denver)        

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Well, the other day I decided to upgrade the plumbing under the kitchen sink from the crappy 1 1/4 inch stuff with those awful cheap compression fittings to 1 1/2 inch glued ABS. I also decided it was time to put in both of my vintage Waste Kings. I have an air switch on the Thermador, still need to get the bracket to mount the button where I want though.

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Post# 1036574 , Reply# 1   6/28/2019 at 07:25 by dermacie (my forever home (Glenshaw, PA))        

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what a setup! nice!

Post# 1036594 , Reply# 2   6/28/2019 at 15:58 by Ultralux88 (Denver)        

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Well, I changed it a bit, put an NOS batch feed model in on the left side to simplify things a bit...

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Post# 1036623 , Reply# 3   6/29/2019 at 00:47 by tolivac (greenville nc)        

NICE WK batch feeder!!Would love something like that.

Post# 1038288 , Reply# 4   7/15/2019 at 02:02 by Ultralux88 (Denver)        

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Post# 1038361 , Reply# 5   7/15/2019 at 18:10 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Two Wastekings

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How are they working ? 


They are are almost the same machine, the one on the right is an older pot metal housing model and the left one the newer version with a SS grind housing.


Do you find any real performance difference ?


John L.

Post# 1038450 , Reply# 6   7/16/2019 at 18:45 by Ultralux88 (Denver)        

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The main difference in performance comes from the ripper blade in the center on the newer one, it lets it chew up things like apple cores and larger rind pieces much more quickly, the older one doesnít have this, I believe the more expensive super hush and imperial hush disposers had them. Other than that, and the difference in grind chamber material, they sound the same and dispose the same. So far, and completely to my surprise, everyone seems to prefer the batch feed side.

Post# 1038456 , Reply# 7   7/16/2019 at 19:28 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Batch Feed disposers

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I have always liked BFDs better, they are just easier to see what's going in them and you don't get your fingers slimy shoving through the rubber splash guard.


My first job was at a Maytag Home Appliance Store and we had a demonstration area with a double sink, one bowl had a continuous feed disposer and the other had a BFD, and while the store owners though the BFDs were silly EVERYONE always went for the BFD went they were cleaning up after they ate their lunch.


John L.

Post# 1038592 , Reply# 8   7/17/2019 at 22:32 by Ultralux88 (Denver)        

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The idea of putting a batch feed disposer in that side of the sink has always appealed to me, for a couple reasons. The first being itís the easiest type to hook up there, just plug it in and it has its own switch. I also find it convenient to dump all the food scraps in that side when loading the dishwasher, since itís the closest to the DW anyway. Then once all the dishes are loaded I just run the disposer. If I have more to dispose of than will fit in the grind chamber Iíll use the continuous feed side. I also use that side if I want to take the splash guard out and watch the action.

Post# 1038615 , Reply# 9   7/18/2019 at 09:28 by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        
BFD Question....

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Do these run without water ? I recall a BFD with a lid that had to be on to make it operate so how does the water flush it away with a lid on top?


Post# 1038710 , Reply# 10   7/19/2019 at 12:52 by Ultralux88 (Denver)        

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No, you do have to run water. The stopper does have to be inserted to activate the disposer. The stopper can be open or closed, basically it can be allowed to let water through or stop it. To run the thing you hav to have the stopper open and push it down into the disposal til it snaps in, then the big ring magnet activated the magnetic switch on the outside of the disposalís neck.

Post# 1042919 , Reply# 11   8/28/2019 at 05:17 by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        

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Thank you for that explanation I do understand now :)

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