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How to Install Electrical Wiring for a Garbage Disposal

Garbage Disposal Circuit Wiring: Electrical Connections for a Garbage Disposal, Disposal Switch, Dishwasher Disposal Wiring in Older Homes.

Wiring a Garbage Disposal
Electrical Question: I recently installed a under the sink outlet for my 1/2 hp garbage disposal which is not on a GFCI.

This home electrical repairs question came from: George, from Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Additional Comments: I wish I found this site earlier, it is by far the best electrical related resource I have found on the web.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical troubleshooting question George.

Garbage Disposal Circuit Wiring

Garbage Disposal

Application: Wiring a Disposal Circuit
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, electric drill,  auger bits and extension cord.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and install disposal circuit wiring.
Notice: Installing additional electrical circuit wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

Electrical Connections for a Garbage Disposal

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