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Old 06-19-2009, 07:04 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Sewer Solutions Macerator

I just observed a demo of the Sewer Solutions water driven jet pump macerator. What a neat piece of gear for drain and flushing your black water tank! At $115 it is 1/3 the price of most electric macerators and is quicker, cleaner and easier to use. The link below will take you to their web site. Good luck and happy camping!


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Old 06-19-2009, 11:11 PM   #2
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Old 06-20-2009, 02:41 AM   #3
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Sewer Solution

We have had this for several years and it is the only method we will use. It has never clogged and will empty uphill. It is easy to rinse the hoses clear after flushing which prevents the bad odors.

While we were having some other work done David Tidmore put a quick connect on our black tank flush inlet and the water inlet connection on the Sewer Solution hose. This makes it quick and easy to switch back and forth.

Another tweak we found is to get a Y at the hardware store and that way we can run a hose to the Sewer Solution and the black flush at the same time.

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I have one that we use to pump the tanks at the home campground, my sewer clean out is up hill and too close to the house to get a regular gravity hose too. I had 3 people "camped" out at my place at the same time, every other Saturday was pump out day. It did the job quite well, we used solid PVC pipe from the end of the soft hose to the clean out.

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That sounds like a great way to do it! Do you have any pic's you could post of your set up?
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i just got one, it works great.

60 feet of hose, it works as advertized.

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BTW

I like being able to flip the lever and backwash the drain pipes clean esp. when we are just dumping and do not do a full rinse.

Camping World only sells the complete starter kit and extension hose kits. Parts can be ordered individually at the www.sewersolution.com site.

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Old 06-20-2009, 05:36 PM   #8
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We have used one for a couple of years and are very pleased. I installed a shutoff valve in the exit hose which allows a more positive backflush than without such a valve. If you do something like this, make sure to use hose clamps to keep the hose from popping off the apparatus and the valve.

We also needed to use a small extension to provide more clearance for the flow lever on the side of the apparatus. The attached picture probably makes my description clearer!

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Old 06-21-2009, 08:56 AM   #9
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I just observed a demo of the Sewer Solutions water driven jet pump macerator.
I don't think the sewer Solution is actually a macerator since it does not grind the waste. The link below is an actual RV style macerator. I have had the sewer solution for a few years and it works great.

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We have been using the Sewer Solution now for almost two years and would never use a slinky again. We have spent over 250 nights camped on the road using the Sewer Solution. At home and at SuEllyn's Dad's house the sewer clean-out is over 60' out and slightly upgrade. We use 40' of Sewer solution Flex Hose and 25' of 1" pvc, and it really gets the job done.

As far as we're concerned, slinkies are junk. We don't even have to save any gray water to rinse the hose as the Sewer Solution's pressure hose handles this with ease. We also use hose quick connects and a "Y" junction to help make set up a snap.

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I don't think the sewer Solution is actually a macerator since it does not grind the waste. The link below is an actual RV style macerator. I have had the sewer solution for a few years and it works great.

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Dunno according to the dictionary definition... I kind of always figured that anything that broke it up and got down the hose with out clogging was a good thing

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We have been using the Sewer Solution now for almost two years and would never use a slinky again. We have spent over 250 nights camped on the road using the Sewer Solution. At home and at SuEllyn's Dad's house the sewer clean-out is over 60' out and slightly upgrade. We use 40' of Sewer solution Flex Hose and 25' of 1" pvc, and it really gets the job done.

As far as we're concerned, slinkies are junk. We don't even have to save any gray water to rinse the hose as the Sewer Solution's pressure hose handles this with ease. We also use hose quick connects and a "Y" junction to help make set up a snap.

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I don't know how I got this lucky to stumble upon this post....
We just got our first TT and getting the Sewer Solution took all the concerns out of the dump story....

Thanks for posting all the clarifying pictures.. this makes the forum very valuable for firsttimers like us.
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I am very happy with our SS. I will still use the stinky slinky to dump at a dump station at a rest area or such. However, where I like to dump I don't have to use a hose.

The one drawback that I have seen with the setup is if your trailer is sitting low where you connect the SS up. It will possibly be too tight for it to be unkinked.

A great investment. Also you don't have to hook it up semi-permanently.
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Love it.

Have had it for 3 years. Don't even need rubber gloves to use it. Had relatives visit who ... well I believe a paper towel went down the black tank and one doesn't want to speculate too graphically on what one could possibly have eaten that created rock hard ........... oh never mind.

Anyway much of the time it is not even necessary to use the backflush to clear the drain, but when one does it's effective even if some effort and time are required to blast the stuff through and out of the line.

I have been put in one campsight where the drainage was so severely uphill that the SS couldn't be used without kinking. I insisted that I be moved to a different site.

I've watched people struggle to clean out and store 20+ feet of slinky. NO THANKS.

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I am finally at a point in my remodel where I am getting ready to install a holding tank(s) and etc. This does sound like a great product but I have a couple of questions as follows:

1.) Obviously the unit needs a source of water. Is water typically available at most dump sites? If not how much water would I need to have from my internal tank to run the unit?

2.) Would those of you that really like the unit prefer a built-in electric macerator pump if price was not an issue? I have been able to find some that cost just about the same as the Sewer Solution.

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1.) Obviously the unit needs a source of water. Is water typically available at most dump sites? If not how much water would I need to have from my internal tank to run the unit?

2.) Would those of you that really like the unit prefer a built-in electric macerator pump if price was not an issue? I have been able to find some that cost just about the same as the Sewer Solution.
The FAQ page on the Sewer Solution website does a great job of honestly answering these questions... I was impressed.
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The FAQ page on the Sewer Solution website does a great job of honestly answering these questions... I was impressed.
That's pretty large to be a macerator. Are you sure that isn't a car?
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That's pretty large to be a macerator. Are you sure that isn't a car?
LOL! that is what happens when you are cutting and pasting links into multiple conversations and trying to work all at once.

---> HERE <--- is the correct link
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I am finally at a point in my remodel where I am getting ready to install a holding tank(s) and etc. This does sound like a great product but I have a couple of questions as follows:

1.) Obviously the unit needs a source of water. Is water typically available at most dump sites? If not how much water would I need to have from my internal tank to run the unit?

2.) Would those of you that really like the unit prefer a built-in electric macerator pump if price was not an issue? I have been able to find some that cost just about the same as the Sewer Solution.

Thanks,

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We considered a macerator pump in our rebuild with Uwe and after weighing all the advantages and disadvantages, we decided to go with the sewer solution....I am not sure exactly what the deciding factor was but I think it was that if we were not hooked up to power or we had a power loss it could be a problem to dump.....the Sewer Solution uses old fashioned gravity....paula
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Most of the boondock'n sites we frequent don't have dump stations with "city" pressure. How well would it work under those conditions.

I have access to the town sewer lines at home and it would sure come in handy there.
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