Sinktop switch experience, anyone?

DeeV78July 11, 2014

Apparently this contraption replaces the need for a wall switch or under cabinet switch for garbage disposal. It's an air-pressure powered button that gets installed directly on sinktop or countertop. Anyone have experience with this, good or bad? Please share!!!

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nightowlrn

Excellent. wouldn't want it any other way.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 2:40AM
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sushipup1

Here's a recent discussion of the airswitch, I haven't ever heard of anyone regretting it.

Here is a link that might be useful: airswitch discussion

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 10:13AM
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DeeV78

Thank you! I was searching for sink top and couldn't find any threads. Now I know they are more commonly referred to air switches.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 10:18AM
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Fori is not pleased

You won't regret it.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 11:28AM
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sjhockeyfan325

I had two in my old house (one for each sink) and one in my current home, and I can't imagine going back to an old-fashioned switch.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 11:20PM
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PhoneLady

I've had switches on the wall and even once under the sink. I actually liked the one under the sink at the time because I had small children with busy hands and I felt safer with that arrangement. I've never had a new build where I had the opportunity to put in an air switch. But the folks who have them are true believers, that's for sure!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 1:58AM
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chispa

I have two (one for each sink) and they are great for an island sink were there is no wall for a wall switch.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 2:01AM
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fishymom

The air switch is one of my favorite things in my newly renovated kitchen!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 6:57AM
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therington

We've installed air switches in two different houses and never had a problem with them.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 10:28AM
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scrappy25

Can Air switches be shorted out?

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 2:44PM
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texasgal47

I have a Franke air switch that has been a champ since install 2 1/2 yrs. ago. This was my first one, and like you, I was wondering if it was worth the money. Please take my word for it, you will be delighted and not regret a penny spent toward that part of your remodel. Just think, it's right there at the sink rather than having to walk a few steps over and perhaps lean into an awkward corner where the light switches are located.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 5:48PM
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Fori is not pleased

They won't short out. They aren't electric. They're connected by non-electric means to a little box on the outlet that will then turn the outlet on. Kinda like a clapper. But more reliable.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 10:08PM
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