Electrical Wall Switch Variations
July 11, 2016 by: Dave Rongey
What types of switches are available for a garbage disposal? Wiring switches for a Light and Garbage Disposal.
Wiring a Disposal and Light Switch
Electrical Question: What types of switches are available for a garbage disposal?
- I have a normal size electric wall switch that has two controls – one “toggle” is for the garbage disposal, the other is for a set of lights that I want to dim.
- Do they make such a switch in a normal wall plate size?
- It is in granite, so the switch size is standard?
This electrical wiring question came from: Terry, a Homeowner from Fishers, Indiana.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Terry.
How to Wire Switches for a Light and Garbage Disposal
- Yes, either Leviton or Lutron will have a switch that will take care of your application.
- Another option would be to purchase an Insinkerator switch package.
- The Insinkerator is a unit that is installed under the sink and plugs into the non-switched outlet and has a pneumatic push button switch that is mounted into an opening in the top of the sink, the same as the dishwasher vent or optional hose unit. The Insinkerator has a receptacle outlet for the disposal to be plugged into.
The Following will assist you with your Disposal Switch Variations
Garbage Disposal/Dishwasher Wiring
Fully explained dishwasher disposal wiring diagrams with pictures for wiring the outlet that serves a dishwasher and a garbage disposal. One very important element can be easily overlooked as you will see in these pictures.
Wiring a Switch
Wiring a Light Switch – Diagram 1
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Light Switch Wiring
Wiring a Light Switch – Diagram 1
Fully explained pictures and wiring diagrams about wiring light switches describing the most common switches starting with photo diagram 1.
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