A sink top air switch activates your disposal by pressing a button, which sends a pulse of air through PVC tubing to a control box underneath your sink which contains an air switch. The sink top air switch is compatible with most garbage disposals and installation is easy! Not only that, but Presair’s garbage disposal air button system is one of the safest and most stylish options out there.
Air switches do not rely on electricity therefore the air button can be mounted on the counter or sink surfaces. The mounting style allows easy access compared to the traditional wall switch. The wall switch is best mounted off the surface area of a counter or sink (to avoid the wet environment), which can make them an inconvenience. If the switch were installed near the sink, exposure to water and other liquid, with the potential of a shock hazard! Using a disposal air switch you remove the risk of electrical shock because there is no current at the point of actuation. The garbage disposal air switch is a great solution for island sink installations.
Garbage Disposal Buttons can be purchased individually or in a complete assembly to activate your garbage disposal safely. Buttons are available in a number of different finishes to match your kitchen decor.
The Garbage Disposal Air Button system is user friendly and easy to install by following the below installation and operation instructions:
1. Mount air button To mount on counter top: Drill 1 ¼” hole in counter top. Use rubber gasket above counter and tighten with plastic nut from below counter.
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To mount air button on sink top: Use hole for sprayer or soap dispenser. Use rubber gasket above sink and tighten with plastic nut from below sink.
2. Attach one end of air tube to bottom of button and the other end to the white nib on the black converter box. Note: Air tube can be cut to length as necessary.
3. Plug SafeAire converter box into wall outlet. (Outlet should be three-prong grounded outlet.)
4. Plug sink disposal cord into SafeAire converter box.