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Old 08-03-2011, 10:46 PM   #1
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has any one used a macerator for black water removal.
e.g.FloJet RV Waste Pump Kit from Camper world. Itt Corp - FloJet RV Waste Pump Kit - Drain & Flush Systems - Camping World
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:59 PM   #2
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We use a water-powered macerator called the Sewer Solution. We have use it for several years and have been very satisfied with its performance.

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Old 08-04-2011, 05:34 AM   #3
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Same here LRL. Sewer Solution is what we use. Love it.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:16 AM   #5
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I lived in my Overlander for 2 years while renovating a home, and used a macerator to empty the poop tanks regularly. I purchased it at West Marine for around $150 (Jabsco), bought some heavy duty clear hose from HD to connect it to the Thetford fitting. This way I could watch the "pureed brown trout" go downstream as I ran it. For power, I just ran a jumper cable off my battery with alligator clips and hooked it to the leads on the macerator. Actually, I fabricated a quick connect system out of miscellaneous cables I had laying around. Worked well. It took less than ten minutes overall to empty the tanks. Just be sure to have a hose dedicated to pushing pureed poop through and don't mix it up with your fresh water hose. Kidding of course.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:22 AM   #6
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I have one in my Tradewind. It's permanently installed. The only issue we've had in two years is when my granddaughter flushed a babywipe.
It's down right now waiting for new seals.
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Is it much slower than gravity feed with the big hose? I like the idea of the smaller hose and permanent mounting
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:20 AM   #8
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We use the sewer solution system as well. It's 1/3 the price and works great for us.

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Old 08-04-2011, 11:38 AM   #9
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I'm not a fan of the Sewer Solution (I have one and don't like it).

The standard hose works best for dumping tanks and I use a regular garden hose with adapters for greywater drainage when at sites with full hookups.

I've looked at macerator pumps but never bought one. They're a hassle to use unless permanently mounted, plumbed, and wired. (In that case they're just heavy, expensive, and a nuisance to winterize). If you are in a situation where you have to dump uphill into a tank, they might be the most practical choice.
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Sewer Solution is slower. But no mess. Easy to handle. Easy to backflush into the pipes and you can even get it to push water back into the waste tank. Smooth inside the hose so nothing sticks..
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This is my fifth season using the Sewer Solution. Easy to use and store. Only down side is you must have supply water to make it work. There are a few dry dumps in the areas we like to camp and they cannot be used with the Sewer Solution.
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I'm not a fan of the Sewer Solution (I have one and don't like it).

The standard hose works best for dumping tanks and I use a regular garden hose with adapters for greywater drainage when at sites with full hookups.

I've looked at macerator pumps but never bought one. They're a hassle to use unless permanently mounted, plumbed, and wired. (In that case they're just heavy, expensive, and a nuisance to winterize). If you are in a situation where you have to dump uphill into a tank, they might be the most practical choice.
Suggestions:
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  • a gallon of water in the black tank to "start" the disolution of solids
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The most serious problems have more to do with items flushed by some of my female guests.

That aside, I find that a standard hose is faster to use and easier to clean up.
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We've used both our Stinky Slinky and our Sewer Solution, and would not be without either of them. Whenever we can, we connect the Sewer Solution, open the Grey valve, and camp away. At the end of the session, we connect the auto flush, open the Black valve and clean her out. True, you need incoming water to make it work best. We are fortunate to have an outlet in the water chamber to do that when camp water is not available. In addition, we flush the Black tank with the on-board spray system and them empty again until it runs clear, as seen through the transparent connecting collar. Haven't found a need for a "real" macerator" and don't mind the few extra minutes the dump takes. I do other outside things while it runs.
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