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Badger 5 alternative? (by dino [CA]) Feb 7, 2024 2:26 PM
       Badger 5 alternative? (by plenty [MO]) Feb 7, 2024 2:47 PM
       Badger 5 alternative? (by W [CA]) Feb 7, 2024 3:45 PM
       Badger 5 alternative? (by MikeA [TX]) Feb 7, 2024 3:54 PM
       Badger 5 alternative? (by Ed [CA]) Feb 7, 2024 5:43 PM
       Badger 5 alternative? (by Jason [VA]) Feb 7, 2024 5:52 PM
       Badger 5 alternative? (by 6x6 [TN]) Feb 7, 2024 6:59 PM
       Badger 5 alternative? (by Allym [NJ]) Feb 7, 2024 7:16 PM
       Badger 5 alternative? (by dino [CA]) Feb 7, 2024 11:35 PM
       Badger 5 alternative? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Feb 7, 2024 11:45 PM
       Badger 5 alternative? (by Robert J [CA]) Feb 8, 2024 12:30 AM
       Badger 5 alternative? (by Jason [VA]) Feb 8, 2024 6:48 AM
       Badger 5 alternative? (by gevans [SC]) Feb 8, 2024 9:58 PM
       Badger 5 alternative? (by dino [CA]) Feb 9, 2024 12:25 AM

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Badger 5 alternative? (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Feb 7, 2024 2:26 PM
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I assume most people reading this have probably had a few Insinkerator Badger 5 disposals over the years. I have had many over the years and it's the only model I've ever used.

I would like to try to improve on that by going up a little in power and/or quieter for the next replacements.

The Badger 5 has 1/2 horsepower, does an adequate job, and is reasonably priced. However, a disposal with 3/4 horsepower grinds food up into smaller parts and makes a drain clog less likely. In addition, the tenants in adjacent apartments to the tenant using their disposal can always hear it loudly when it's used.

So, can anybody recommend a slightly quieter disposal that is 3/4 horsepower so it would do a little better job at the same time? If not, how about 1/2 horsepower but quieter? I'm looking at maximum expense for 3/4 horsepower of about $200 if it exists.

--172.116.xxx.xxx




Badger 5 alternative? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Feb 7, 2024 2:47 PM
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Besides no disposal, I think it's what it is 3/4 horse run as needed with cold water please. --172.59.xxx.xxx




Badger 5 alternative? (by W [CA]) Posted on: Feb 7, 2024 3:45 PM
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Depends what class apartments you are renting. I replaced all the disposals I could with screened drains that were tenantproof. No more service calls for blocked drains. --201.140.xxx.xx




Badger 5 alternative? (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Feb 7, 2024 3:54 PM
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I've taken out all the garbage disposals except my own house. There's simply no need to have one and it leads no only to people putting all the potato peelings down it and clogging the line or worse, pouring the grease and bones down the sink. No loud noises either.

In my own home, I put in the 1 HP insinkerator with the sound barrier. They also make a 3/4 horse. I don't think you are realistically going to find anything above 1/2 horse under $200. I'm guessing in the $3-400 range to purchase and then the cost to install them. On the downside, the newer 1/2 horse have a thin steel body and steel blades that rusts out in a very few years. The higher HP ones are made of stainless steel for a lot longer life. --209.205.xxx.xx




Badger 5 alternative? (by Ed [CA]) Posted on: Feb 7, 2024 5:43 PM
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I used Badger 5's for years. Recently switched to Moen. Same price - smaller in size - does a better job. --108.201.xx.xx




Badger 5 alternative? (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Feb 7, 2024 5:52 PM
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As electric vehicles become more popular, the small bay mechanic shops are going to get more and more sparse. No oil changes, nowhere near as many parts to break, and brakes that last over 150k miles. Iím 60k miles into mine and have spent $6 in maintenance for windshield wiper fluid thus far. --172.56.x.xx




Badger 5 alternative? (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Feb 7, 2024 6:59 PM
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Seems animals make good garbage disposals, and they're generally quiet while eating. --73.190.xxx.xxx




Badger 5 alternative? (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 7, 2024 7:16 PM
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Grinding kitchen garbage in a sink and putting it down the sewer has always been one of the dumbest inventions I ever heard of. --173.61.xxx.xxx




Badger 5 alternative? (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Feb 7, 2024 11:35 PM
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Ed,

I'm assuming you chose the 1/2 horse on the Moen. Do you notice whether the Moen is any quieter?

--172.116.xxx.xxx




Badger 5 alternative? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Feb 7, 2024 11:45 PM
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Dino,

Momma picks the home and Momma wants a disp, so we install them. In every home.

American Standard, 1.25 hp, Costco, $99, never a service call.

No more big box stores disposals.

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx




Badger 5 alternative? (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Feb 8, 2024 12:30 AM
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Error in your logic. The ISE Badger Series (1/3 and 1/2 HP) spin at a slow speed, 1725 RPM -- doing a poor job when doing a batch job (Stuff put in the unit then turned on). But other units turn at a higher speed, with an instant start a full speed--Such as a Waste King or Moen, turning at 2600 RPM's.

That's 50% for torque and speed.

Seven years ago I helped with an article for Consumer Reports on Disposals. As a California Licensed Plumbing Contractor that used to install a few hundred disposals a year. The only good thing about the ISE, is the hex wrench to unstuck them. But others at higher speeds don't get stuck so often, and they make a tool you stick inside to unstuck them. --47.155.xx.xxx




Badger 5 alternative? (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Feb 8, 2024 6:48 AM
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Oops wrong post --71.63.xx.xx




Badger 5 alternative? (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Feb 8, 2024 9:58 PM
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Brad,

Does the Costco disposal connect directly to the sink ring using the insinkerator part?

One of the best things about using the Badgers is they change out so quickly because of that quick connect ring. --69.80.xx.xxx




Badger 5 alternative? (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Feb 9, 2024 12:25 AM
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Robert,

I most definitely recall your posts in the past when you spoke of the higher rpm of Moen. That's the main reason I started thinking about switching away from Badger 5. You don't give yourself enough credit.

However, I also would like to have, if possible, a quieter disposal, and one which offers a little more power.

--172.116.xxx.xxx



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