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Old 09-25-2007, 09:37 PM   #1
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Macerator pump

I have read about macerator pumps in articles about motorhomes--Is one of these pumps possible or better yet practical in an AS TT? Seems like Teche is a good brand--any thoughts or comments? Thanks, Brad
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:17 PM   #2
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Brad,

I will likely add a macerator to my waste system during my redo. I have not decided what brand to buy but here are a few pump/systems that I have bookmarked.

FloJet® Macerator Pump

Jabsco Macerator Pump

CLEAN DUMP RV MACERATOR SYSTEM

And here is a link to some info from Phred Tinseth:

MACERATORS AND OTHER SEWAGE STUFF

Please let me (us) know what you discover!

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Old 09-25-2007, 10:35 PM   #3
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I added a macerator pump on my '59 Tradewind. There are a couple of pictures in my photo gallery.

A couple of things to keep in mind:

1. Make sure you have an alternate way to dump if the pump breaks or the battery is dead.
2. Good idea to have a warm air duct to keep the pump warm during freezing weather. I installed a muffin fan and duct from the bathroom after the photos were taken.
3. I wired mine through a relay, then use a switch on a lanyard to operate the pump. I can stick the 3/4" hose in the "hole" with one hand and turn the pump on with the other. Quick, clean, and easy.
4. Consider adding a tank flusher while you are putting in the pump.

I think it's a great idea!
Regardless, some will say it's overkill.
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Old 09-29-2007, 04:09 PM   #4
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When it comes to Turd Wrestling nothing beats a macerator in the ring or outside of one. We always carry one when it’s time to blow the ballast in a hurry. Carry a one-inch hose from 50 feet or longer so you can reach a clean out at the outside of your house or some place else. Always a great tool to have when nothing else will rip and shred the real stuff people are made of.
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But do you guys really have that big of a problem getting the waste to flow out of the tank? What am I missing?
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Old 09-29-2007, 07:15 PM   #6
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...? What am I missing?
I use a portable macerator pump at my house since the Overlander is too far away from a 3-inch line to dump directly.

With our style of camping, there is no need to incorporate a macerator into the Airstream or carry it with us.

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Macerator pump the simple way.

Macerator pump the simple way. I glued a Macerator pump to a clear elbow using marine epoxy. When I want to use the pump I just connect it to the outlet instead of the dump hose. You will want to add a 12 volt cord to go to battery or run a connection to the dump area, please fuse appropriately. I use the pump to dump my tank to my home sewer system to a cleanout approximately 50 feet away. The clear clean out has a hose connection so you can rinse the tank. I carry it in the bumper of the trailer, I have never used it on the road. If you do a search on RV net several different designs are floating around for portable Macerator pump, some are even built into cases.
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But do you guys really have that big of a problem getting the waste to flow out of the tank? What am I missing?
Gen D,

I don't know if I have a problem getting the waste to flow since I've never "flowed" my waste... but while I'm at renovating my trailer I'd rather set things up to operate via the push of a button than to have to play around with a 3"x 8' long sh*t filled slinky.
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..... I'd rather set things up to operate via the push of a button than to have to play around with a 3"x 8' long sh*t filled slinky.
So is the idea to be able to get rid of the sewer hose for a garden hose?
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So is the idea to be able to get rid of the sewer hose for a garden hose?
Yeah. I'd rather wrestle a garden hose than a slinky.

That was 100% of the motivation in my case. Well, 90% anyway. The other 10% was because the blacktank outlet was on the curb side rear, and my graywater tank outlet is streetside center. I routed the macerator line up to streetside center so both outlets are at the same place. Much more convenient.

The outlets are Teed together so I use the same hose for both, and the graywater pushes out the residual black stuff.

Finally, I like having the threaded connections on the garden hose, and not having to worry about a slinky hose slipping off it pins, or coming undone when the flow is greatest.
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Brad, you might take a look at the Sewer Solution. If you have a water supply (e.g. campground, home, or dump station), the Sewer Solution is a fairly effective macerator and can pump a pretty good distance.

One big advantage is that it cleans itself up nicely and is easy to stow.

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