It is always pleasing to run across a new construction best practice - and here, disposal cable protection.
A disposal cable is supposed to be attached to some structure, typically the drain line, within inches of the disposal.
The cable also needs to be clamped into the unit, with a connector clamp.
This installer has gone the extra mile.
And this installation is a
Truly it is a pleasure to see!
Not only is this cable attached to the structure, with three nylon straps here (!), but it is protected!
The cable is on the floor of the cabinet, and therefore slightly vulnerable to damage from things put in there.
So this installer cut and fitted a plastic conduit to protect it to where it goes back into the cabinet floor.
This conduit is ALSO attached to the structure!
Yes, the disposal has its own circuit.
There are other good things.
Can you see them?
The service lines for the sink hot and cold water valves are the braided metal, less vulnerable to breakage.
The dishwasher service line is in the back of the cabinet and has an air hammer expansion knob. There is plenty of room for storage.
The dishwasher drain line loops over the disposal before it connects.
And the trap servicing both sinks is properly done.
What we see are the different trades not only working together, but doing so professionally! I love it!
My recommendation: when I see good things on new construction (or in any inspection) I bring it up to the buyers. It makes for a more complete, and satisfying, home inspection. WHEN A BEST PRACTICE IS EMPLOYED, THERE IS ALWAYS MORE DOWNSIDE THAN UPSIDE! I like to mention it!
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560