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Sinktop switch experience, anyone?

Posted by DeeV78 (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 11, 14 at 23:19

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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RE: Sinktop switch experience, anyone?

Excellent. wouldn't want it any other way.


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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


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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.


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You won't regret it.


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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.


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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!


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


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


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


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Can Air switches be shorted out?


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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.


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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.


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