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Bad Disposal Gasket. Food For Thought.

A tisket, a tasket, a bad disposal gasket.  Food for thought.

The first words - tisket and tasket - are nothing words really.  They are merely alliterative to go with the children's sing song.

And the rubber disposal cover is technically not a gasket, but it's referred to as one.

However we have a holiday coming up!

Just imagine cleaning up after the big meal, scraping plates into the sink, and squishing it all down into the disposal, as we are wont to do.

Then, dutifully turning on the water to then turn on the disposal.

 

BLAM!!!  EXPLODO!!!

 

Out spurts all kinds of goopy dinner debris!   And who is standing there?

Well, whoever said thanks for this great dinner and can I help to clean up??  Or you.

Either way.  There is a reason for the rubber seal.  If it's wide open, well, think carefully.

It's wide open!

And the disposal is NOT  an IN sink-erator.  It's an IN YOUR FACE sink-erator!

AND YOU GET  TO ENJOY SOME LEFTOVERS BEFORE ANYONE ELSE!

Have a nice time!  You leftover hog, you.  Sidle up to the sink!

A tisket, a tasket, a bad disposal gasket...  Dig in!

My recommendation:  can we consider this post food for thought?  I thought so too...

 

 

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


Comment balloon 18 commentsJay Markanich • November 18 2014 02:43AM

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Good morning, Jay.... I have a batch feed in-sink-erator and it won't work without that top on it....continuous feed disposals are much too dangerous... things fall in while it's running if there's no top on it....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) almost 5 years ago

Jay, good post so close to the big food day! Why don't people use some common sense? Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) almost 5 years ago

Thank you for sharing another terrific post. Have a great day ahead.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) almost 5 years ago

How many forks, spoons and knives have given up their usefulness to the disposal.  I've had my share.  I do have a healthy respect for them.  

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) almost 5 years ago

The famous grind the spoon....pile in pasta....try to fit everything in the world...there are limits but many people don't understand them.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) almost 5 years ago

But gee, Barbara, it's such a big hole!

Wayne - thought I'd get out something just before the big day!

David - as always, glad you enjoyed it!

I did in a spoon just the other day James!

Starch is something one should avoid in the disposal with or without a gasket, S&D!  Limits are just that!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 5 years ago

Ewwww gross.  That would be one messy moment!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) almost 5 years ago

Kat - I demonstrated it a little bit with water.  That's called and object lesson.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 5 years ago

Good morning Jay,

That is why I have a compost bin and do not have to worry about wearing it; just freezing to get to it in the winter!

Make yourself a great day.

Posted by Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) almost 5 years ago

We had buckets in the ground without bottoms when I was a kid in Washington DC, Raymond.  We just dumped the appropriate stuff to dump!  Magically, it went away.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 5 years ago

You mean to tell me those flaps are not just "packaging" meant to be cut away?  Whoodathunkit!

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 5 years ago

"and squishing it all down into the disposal, as we are wont to do."

HA!  NOT if one has a septic system.  Or, there will be future problems far more expensive than a simple disposal.

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) almost 5 years ago

Explodo.... is that proper Spanish?

Posted by Fred Hernden, CMI, Albuquerque area Master Inspector (Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area) almost 5 years ago

I have actually seen them with the entire rubber gasket missing Charlie!

Lenn - c'mon!  You gotta live a little!

Yeso, Fredo, yeso.  Even in Nuevo Mexico.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 5 years ago

me too

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 5 years ago

When I see that I wonder if the people who had been living there weren't aware that it can spurt?  Do they get used to blocking it with a sponge or something when they turn it on? 

 

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 5 years ago

I cringe when I think of all that goes into the disposal Jay Markanich . A quick swipe into the trash bag can go a long way right? Oh, if that "gasket" is missing or damaged, we both know it can be replaced!

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) almost 5 years ago

The unit has to be taken apart, but it can be repaired Tom, you're right.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 5 years ago

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