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Not Bad, but for the price could have been much better.
on May 20, 2013
1. Stainless steel construction.
2. Very quiet
3. Grinds up food real fast (powerful 1hp motor).
4. Looks nice
5. Includes stainless steel stopper to prevent forks, knives, and fingers from getting lost.
1. Total weight of the disposal is hanging on a rubber bushing inside the unit. Good for noise reduction, but a heavy product hanging from a weak joint = short lifetime of product.
2. Total weight of the disposer is suspended from the sink flange. Therefore it squeezes out all the plumbers putty over time which leads to leaks. This needs a firmer more resilient gasket material under the sink flange. I used a mastic material such as 3M Scotch-Seal Mastic Tape 2229 around the flange itself, then plumbers putty around the neck. This way you always have a good seal at the interface between the flange and sink which cannot be displaced as easily as the plumbers putty.
3. They made the hole within the rubber fingers inside the sink drain smaller. Good for noise reduction, bad for speed of the drainage.
4. Insinkerator should have placed their nice round Logo nameplate such that it can be seen from the front of the sink after install. Instead, mine and every picture I have seen of a customers install shows the logo plate turned 90 degrees to the side after install. Bad marketing goof, they should have rotated the logo 90 degrees or had a logo plate on both sides.
5. Snap ring: An install/uninstall tool here would have been helpful. Or at least the ring needs a lead-in to allow a screw driver to be inserted.
6. Backup Flange: 3 screws 120 degrees apart are supposed give you a good EVEN seal all around that will last? I don't think so. 5 screws 72 degrees apart maybe, but not 3.
7. Fiber Gasket: And what exactly does a cardboard ring under the sink do as far as sealing? I used it because they said so, but once the sink flange leaks, the cardboard does nothing but get wet and fall apart.