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1L243

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Posted: 11/16/20 07:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just wanted to share my experience with a portable Macerator pump for the RV. I have had problems finding a place to empty the black and gray tank when returning home. The places I use have closed the stations down or don't allow drive in's any longer. I suspect use has been reduced due to covid.

I have sewer clean-out at my home but it was about 140 feet from where I park my trailer. The Macerator pump recommends a 25 foot 3/4 hose but from I had read those who had purchased the Flojet used 75 to 100 foot 3/4" hose without a problem. This was still out of reach from my clean-out.

I checked under my house and found that there was a sewer line on the same side of the house that I park my trailer on. I spoke with a plumber and he said that there would be no problem adding a connection.

I can now use the Macerator with a 25 foot 3/4" hose if parked in front of my RV port or a 75 foot 3/4" hose if parked in my RV Port. Both work great. The 25 foot hose is easier to deal with.

If your thinking about this it sure makes things more convenient.
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I also market my waste hoses with red and yellow stripes identifying them as bio hazard. Not for fresh water supply

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I carry 50 ft of 3/4 inch hose while traveling. Another 75 ft at home to reach my sewer clean out. Each length is sectioned into 15 to 20 ft for easy handling, storage and shorter hookups.

I made several size sewer screw in PVC caps with garden hose swivel connecters JB welded in place. Allows me to keep the sewer end connected while on site and not have to worry about the hose coming out during use.

DW often has a better idea of how we are going to park (usually not the same as the campsite designers) for a better view. The macerator makes it possible to pull in and hook up no matter where the sewer connection is.


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I made two connections. This one is for the standard RV sewer connection. I had to use JB Weld for the pipe that goes through the cap.
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I made this one for the house
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I had a 50 foot BLACK garden hose 3/4 inch. also a 25 foot GRAY hose.. (yup color coded hoses) they were labeled as to use as well.. before I took the RV to the bone yard I dumped the hoses in ye old park dumpster Do not want anyone ever thinking they are what they are not.


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Posted: 11/18/20 05:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

if you have a clean out on the same side of the house can you just dump your tank with the normal hose? or is it still to far away. I know I would be checking to see if I can extend it so I could.

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Posted: 11/18/20 07:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I made macerator hoses from 3/4" pond or water feature hose. Lightweight, and it coils easily for storage.


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