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Old 07-19-2012, 10:19 AM
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ISE "Badger 5"...less than 5 years old....bit the dust.

Any recommendations? Looks like Lowes and HD stock the same ones.

Also looks like Whirlpool, Kitchenaid and Sears make them, as well...
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:15 AM
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We are rough on garbage disposals so this time I replaced with a 1hp model.
You talk about chew some stuff up.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:47 AM
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My advice is to avoid them if you can. If not, don't put rice in them.
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I have a closed system (septic) and asked my plumber once about a garbage disposal. His response was not put any food products down the drain unless you run them through your intestines first.
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I did a bunch of research and bought a Waste King 2600. Much quieter than the old Insinkerator. I think I bought it through Amazon. It was an easy install, even for me.
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My waste king does a great job with everything I throw at it. I think it's 3/4 HP if not 1 HP. 10 yr warr as mine is a batch type, the same on a reg would be 20 yr or lifetime I think.
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Having trouble finding a Waste King locally...and the admiral is expecting that I replace it when I get home tonight I may have no choice but to either get another Badger from HD or Lowes, or a Kenmore from Sears....
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I went through the HD model and bought a Kenmore 1 hp unit for our place in Gulf Shores. It has had no problems since 2001, and is pretty quiet.
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Always Insinkerator. For several decades it has been my brand of choice.

You can get replacement parts anywhere. If it craps out, you don't have to change the sink adapter..just put the new unit on.

Badger 5 is a budget unit.
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:35 PM
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waste king all the way, quiet, powerful, 5 years no problems!
4 teenagers, wife stuffs sh!t not fit for a pig everyday in it. She never had a disposal
growing up so she's making up for it!
Last week she had a bad head of lettuce and instead of throwing it in trash, she shoves it in the waste king just to make a point of who's boss! God I love her!
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Badgers are made by Insinkerator.

Thanks for all the suggestions....I put another Badger 5 on it....saved me the trouble of taking the flange off the sink and rebedding a new one. Done inside of an hour including clean up.

Given some of the stuff that goes through it, I should be happy it lasted as long as it did...
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You did the right thing :-) there is an SS 3/4 hp model that fits on the same flange ...


Waste King not so good ( I know some of you guys like them but their mount sucks and they vibrate a lot )
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Originally Posted by Tommysmicroskiff View Post
You did the right thing :-) there is an SS 3/4 hp model that fits on the same flange ...
I would have done the bigger one, but the local Home Depot was out of them and I didn't feel like driving another 10 minutes to the next nearest one.

This one is significantly quieter...I suspect that the old one was on it's way out for awhile....
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ISE has an enzyme that is used for another model they sell but I don't see why you can't pour a little in now and then if you are on a septic tank ...

this is the stuff but you don't have to get it from them ...


http://www.accentshopping.com/product.asp?P_ID=149538
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Not having to change the dam flange is the key! You can also get Insinkerator flanges in designer finishes.
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Just get one with SS bowl and blades. Mine is 15 yrs old.
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Unfortunately the motors must be made of chrome plated Zamak because they don't last nearly as long
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