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Old 03-14-2019, 07:22 AM   #21
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I have the same macerator that B-O-B has. It works great.
There are some state parks I go to that only have a single dump station and the line is bad when everyone leaves at the same time.

I can just bypass the line and drive home. I use it to dump into my home septic system uphill and about 60' away. The motor is very powerful and has no issues with pumping uphill that distance.

I left the 12v battery clips on mine and connect it directly to the battery on the TT. I did not want to go the kitchen disposal method because if I dumped elsewhere from home I may not have 110V available to power the unit.

If you catch these units on sale you can get them for less than $200.

My unit does get warm so it can overheat (this has not happened to me yet). Follow the instructions in the package and do not let it run for longer than specified in the instructions). Never walk away from it while running (as with anything dump related I guess).
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:04 AM   #22
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Wow! That Homemade macerator pump is a real Rube Goldberg rig. About 20 years ago I purchased a Flojet macerator pump and have used it with success since then. That homemade rig runs on 110 volts and will need a campground with hookups whereas a Flojet works on 12 volts and can use the RV's power. The homemade pump will not pump uphill. My sewer connection is six feet above my home pad and is 30 feet away.
The Flojet pumps a strong stream so if you are going to pump into a "blue tank" you need to be careful and not overfill or you might have a nasty "explosion".
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:40 AM   #23
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Haven't used it, but Sewer Solutions has a water powered macerator, no battery or plug in needed just water hose.
As to dumping into septic or city sewer, I there's no difference in the quality of the contents, it all stinks, of your rv being tank than what you're flushing from in the house.
NO WAY ON GODS GREEN EARTH WOULD I DRAG A BUCKET FULL THROUGH THE HOUSE TO DUMP INTO THE TOILET!!!
That ranks right up there with saving used tp in a yogurt tub to start camp fires! YUK!!!!!
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:50 AM   #24
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I saw this on Pintrest and would like the forum opinion, all this becase when I had my $7k sewer done last year I forgot to add an RV dump station 23' away, just dumb. This may solve my problem.
http://steampunkworkshop.com/diy-rv-macerator-pump/
Nice idea,, I like that,, although I am on city sewer but have a clean out about 20 feet from where I can park the rv, I just dump it in there
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:24 AM   #25
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Haven't used it, but Sewer Solutions has a water powered macerator, no battery or plug in needed just water hose.
As to dumping into septic or city sewer, I there's no difference in the quality of the contents, it all stinks, of your rv being tank than what you're flushing from in the house.
NO WAY ON GODS GREEN EARTH WOULD I DRAG A BUCKET FULL TROUGH THE HOUSE TO DUMP INTO THE TOILET!!!
I have the Sewer Solutions device, works great in my situation. I connect the SS device to about 100 feet of 1 1/4" PVC pipe and dump into a sewer cleanout on the side of the house. I use 2 garden hoses, one to power the SS and one for the camper's built-in black tank flush. I love that I can take my time, drink a beer, and make sure everything gets nice and clean so my level indicators work correctly.
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Old 03-14-2019, 01:15 PM   #26
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How far can a macerator pump?
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:25 PM   #27
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How far can a macerator pump?
In pump terms you need to know the 'head' of the pump. It only matters how far up you have to pump, horizontal is limited by your hose length.

If the pump has 10 foot head, it can pump up ten feet.

I don't know what the head is on these pumps. Just trying to help with terminology.
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:23 PM   #28
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I have the Sewer Solutions device, works great in my situation. I connect the SS device to about 100 feet of 1 1/4" PVC pipe and dump into a sewer cleanout on the side of the house. I use 2 garden hoses, one to power the SS and one for the camper's built-in black tank flush. I love that I can take my time, drink a beer, and make sure everything gets nice and clean so my level indicators work correctly.
I originally bought a battery-powered macerator setup. It was okay, but not great. For the past 8 years I have used the Sewer Solutions, and it has never failed me. Cannot say enough good things about it!
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:00 PM   #29
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My city sewer clean out is near the street. Never used it. If I have just a few gallons of black and gray I will drain it in my toy parking lot. Just a few gallons. I can't smell it, after 15 minutes. Neighbors haven't complained. Tomatoes are green.
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:00 AM   #30
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Haven't used it, but Sewer Solutions has a water powered macerator, no battery or plug in needed just water hose.
As to dumping into septic or city sewer, I there's no difference in the quality of the contents, it all stinks, of your rv being tank than what you're flushing from in the house.
NO WAY ON GODS GREEN EARTH WOULD I DRAG A BUCKET FULL THROUGH THE HOUSE TO DUMP INTO THE TOILET!!!
That ranks right up there with saving used tp in a yogurt tub to start camp fires! YUK!!!!!
I use the sewer solution all winter in my southern location (private lot) and it works great. I pump it uphill about 1' in a 10' run into a 2" pipe that runs a slight downhill about 200' to the septic system. Some municipalities allow this and others do not. At my home I am allowed to dump into the septic tank but not allowed to leave the rv connected all the time. You need to check with the local code officer for this.



FYI, cousin Eddie in Christmas vacation was dumping into the storm sewer. I don't think anyplace allows that one
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