Those OEM scissor jacks aren’t worth much in my book. I have a Michelin hydraulic jack at home that beats the OEM jack hands down. I’ve never even opened the jack door in the trunk. Until today. Our sink garbage disposal started leaking this last week. I noticed a puddle of water on the floor in front of the sink this morning. Upon investigation, the garbage disposal was leaking through the body. I used the scissor jack on 2 bricks to hold the old one up while I detached the quick disconnect, and the lowered it. After mating the new one to the discharge pipe, I used the jack to push the new one into place and reconnect the quick attach fitting. Can O’ Corn!
For those of you that just can’t stand the suspense, I replaced a 14-year old Insinkerator Badger 1 with an Insinkerator Evolution Compact unit. I get more than twice the power, 2 stage grinding instead of 1, and it is much quieter than the old Badger 1 unit. Mrs JT was skeptical; it cost more than twice the price of a replacement Badger 1. But the old unit was galvanized steel, and the new one is stainless. I want more years of service in my dotage (not now - 20 years from now!). I had no support at home though. Every Dead President ran screaming from the room when I told Mrs JT what the cost to upgrade was. They never mess with her. But in the end, she said that we don’t buy top-of-the-line, but mid range. And that’s just what the Evolution Compact is. I think Tim Taylor would approve. Just Barely.