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Richert

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Posted: 01/08/22 11:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

not sure what forum to post this in--- does anyone recommend a macerator pump? How far can you pump the waste? what is minimum size discharge hose can you use? I need to get waste about 125 feet to dump area.
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Posted: 01/08/22 11:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have one that I use with a 3/4" Garden hose. The hose is 100'. Relatively flat grade. Works fine for me. Use it just when I return home and haven't pumped out when traveling.


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Ditto the above, and one caveat. They use a LOT of 12v power, so be sure to keep your wires real short, have a good charged battery and watch for heat.

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I use a 1/2" hose and go 75 feet then up 4 feet to the sewer connection. Works fine.

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I run my about 35ft with lots of turns with no problem.

I run it off the RV battery, but have the RV plugged into shore power so it gets a little extra oomph.

I only use it at home as dumpstations are just a short straight dump.

I have the portable one and since my battery is on the other side of the RV, I use a heavy duty jumper cable run under the RV to connect it.


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I have a Flo-jet portable.. I used a 3/4" BLACK rubber garden hose with it (Black hose black water Color coding) only black garden hose Icarried.

I also made a "Ground inlet" adapter since mine did not come with Kind of neat dual input device (My Rig had a "Wash" tank in addition to black and gray)

I would offer the pump and adapter to you if not for your location.. (I'm in Michigan) (NO I'm not selling them)


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I have a Thetford Turbo 300 macerator, It will throw [email protected] 100'-125' easily, BUT it will depend on the amount of elevation in question..


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thanks for all replies thus far

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I use a Flojet portable with a 50 foot 3/4 inch hose. There is a slight uphill from the trailer to the sewer cleanout, where the hose dumps the black water.

With a 125 foot run, I strongly recommend the biggest diameter hose you can get -- 3/4, not 5/8. Otherwise, you will have a lot of friction and back-pressure in the hose.

And try a test run with clear water before you try it with black water. Good luck!


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I'm using the sewer solution water powered macerator, it works pretty well, I'm about 75', mostly downhill but there's a low spot between the trailer and sewer line clean out that I use to dump. Pump did a fine job handling it but it did mean walking the line after flushing at the end to clear the "clean" water. It's so much nicer than using a dump station that unless I have full hookups I'll probably dump at home as long as I'm a weekend warrior. It's not the fastest way to dump but that's the beauty of dumping at home, there's no need to rush.


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