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Old 02-17-2013, 11:43 PM   #1
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Macerating toilet?

My husband has been mentioning putting in a grinding toilet in our 67 rehab (shell is off and up on sawhorses) and I was wondering what you all think or know about that. I get the idea but I don't know if they'll work in a trailer. I hate to be a guinea pig and be the example of what toilet *not* to install...

I saw a thread on "Nature's Head" hey I rhymed
And I love that idea. The posters have all said they love them, only one person said they are re-thinking it because it takes up too much room to maintain it.

Any thoughts on the macerating? Has anyone done it?

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Old 02-18-2013, 12:12 AM   #2
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I think the biggest drawback is the extra expense ($150 and up for a macerator pump). Also, is seems unnecessary to run sewage through a blender on its way through the stinky slinky.

When discharging raw sewage overboard in the open ocean, this might make sense (mainly the pumping part, not the blending part), because the head is often below the water line and sewage must be pumped up and out. Also, macerating reduces the chances of solids clogging up the discharge line. However, RV black water is gravity fed and doesn't require pumping.

While a macerator pump can be used, it seems to me to be an unnecessary expense and just something extra to fail and need a stinking repair (literally).

Just my opinion, but "KISS"; and use the $150 for something memorable on your next roadtrip.
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