Video: How to Use Your Garbage Disposal the Right Way

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Anonymous

Subject: what a stupid video

what a stupid video

Pat

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http://magazine.angieslist.com/plumbing/articles/items-to-avoid-sending-...
link to what not to put down. Nearly everything is bad it seems.

DC

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Very helpful. I never realized you were supposed to run the water first and use cold water instead of hot water.

Nick the Plumber

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If you follow the steps in the video you can put virtually any food waste you want through the disposal. I wouldn't put the pork ribs from lastnight's BBQ Party in it, but pretty much anything else.

Pearl

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First time I've watched an Angie's list video. Thanks! I like the idea of making these available!

Dennis

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Good tips on that video clip...Now what about if you have a Batch Feed Disposal that you must fill before you turn it on?

Barbara Launspach

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It would probably be good to put in what not to put in the garbage disposal. When I was new to the use of G.D.s I put in onion skins. That was not the best.

El Gordo

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Does the world really need garbage disposals? Use those sink strainers and compost, or if you live in a city apartment, throw them in the garbage.

Mark

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I am not a believer in garbage disposals. Pushing ground-up food scraps through 1 and 1/2-inch pipes stresses a plumbing system needlessly. Instead, try composting food waste, and put meat & fish bones in the regular garbage. But if you feel you must have a disposal, replacing one is not at all difficult. And they're not that expensive, either: a high-end model is around $150 at Home Depot.

LYN

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TO.LARRY...
to read 'what NOT to put into a dishwasher', click directly on 'that sentence' itself.
The video is a different subject.

AmyLou

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Larry is right. This was linked in a newletter with the headline, "Don't throw this down the garbage disposal!" Completely misleading. I will have to look for a new arbiter in my family's "eggshells vs. no eggshells" argument!

Steve

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What can you put down your garbage disposal? Depends on where it goes, if you have sewer or a septic system. If you are on a septic system use of a disposal is not recomemnded. The excess material can cause system failure or increased maintenance costs.

Deb

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Where is the info? I also want to know what not to put in disposal? Please edit your intro!

Vickie Pallo

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Good Info!!!

larry

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Your lead in said you'd tell me what NOT to put into a dishwasher. No such info was given.

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