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Old 02-25-2009, 11:30 AM   #1
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Macerator pump lift restrictions?

I've read a lot here about using macerator pumps for quick dumping or pumping thru a small hose over a long run.

What I want to know is how high can these pumps lift or push the liquid waste? My intended use would be to fill a large tote tank in the back of my pickup using a portable macerator on the ground connected to the trailer's outlet with a short slinky. Would it work?

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I've read a lot here about using macerator pumps for quick dumping or pumping thru a small hose over a long run.

What I want to know is how high can these pumps lift or push the liquid waste?
"Lifting" (or pulling) on the suction side would be a problem - the literature I've seen seen from Jabsco (even on their low end pumps) says 350 feet of discharge hose or 20' of head....

As long as your discharge is not too small (or too long) the 4' or 5' of llift needed to get into a tank in the P'up should not be any problem.

Note that performance drops off dramatically the more restriction in the hose (head, length, diameter).

IMO, your intended use would be ideal for the Jabsco (or other) macerator systems.

Don't go too small on the discharge side since any restriction will cause the solids to bridge over. I have used 25 feet of 1 1/2" discharge hose on the 345 with good success
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Thanks. I was planning on usuing a 1-1/2" discharge hose at a minimum. This is just an idea for some future boondocking. Those pumps are pretty expensive so I would hate to buy one and not have it work. Probably can't return it after the first use.

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