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Old 04-25-2016, 10:18 PM   #11
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Actually the masserators do pump up hill because they are being sold for basements so you don't have to tear out the floor for to install the plumbing. It goes upstairs to the regular sewer system in home.

I wasn't actually serious about using one in a bus, mostly because of the power concerns. I was just being fecesious, pun intended.
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Old 04-26-2016, 06:50 AM   #12
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macerator just blasts the poop apart so its easier to pump or dump. they are most common on boats and RV's. and in rock pits to grind down ore.
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Old 04-26-2016, 11:21 AM   #13
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Though it probably varies from model to model, jester and Robin are/could be both correct. I put a Flojet 18550000A in my bus. It is claimed here that this model will self-prime up to 4 feet above the liquid level in the tank, and the "head capacity table" shows flow rate for up to 25 feet of head (vertical lift). I've installed mine even with the bottom of the tanks and I don't anticipate ever using more than just a few feet of lift to empty the tanks, but it's nice to have the option.

Xylem, which owns the FloJet brand, also owns the Jabsco brand under which several "electric toilet" options are offered. I haven't studied them in any depth, but they appear to include waste and/or supply water pumps that could make a remote black tank feasible.
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Old 04-26-2016, 12:25 PM   #14
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Interesting that someone asks a question and doesn't reply to any answers
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Old 04-26-2016, 01:25 PM   #15
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Maybe slager55 got busy. It happens to me sometimes.

With a long plumbing reach like was suggested it would be very important to park on very flat ground to prevent backflow.
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:13 PM   #16
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Black Tank

Thank you for all the responses. The bus is 39 feet long and used to hold 79 passengers. Sorry for not replying sooner. It is a lot of information to think about and I appreciate you taking the time to help me out. I am at work during the week and do not see my bus until the weekend so I cannot measure or look at storage bins to see if cutting a black tank it will work or not.
Again Thank You for your help.
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Old 04-26-2016, 03:16 PM   #17
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Out of curiosity, do you have other intentions for your basement storage? Maybe you already have your tanks and they're the wrong size to go into the basement?
Honestly I'm scared to hang a tank in the back considering my bumpers occasionally dig gravel on my backroads. I'd be afraid of spreading out the contents of the black tank and I don't have enough paper towels to clean that up.
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On the passenger side I have two 50 gallon diesel tanks. They go almost all the way to the back tires. So I cannot put the tanks there. What I want to put in the basement is the batteries and inverter, then I need to put a generator somewhere.
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there was no free space under my bus. battery box, genset, and spare tire carrier on the driver side. doorwells and fuel tanks on the passenger side.

i was able to install my waste tank underneath the fuel tank.

there is always room... you just have to make it.
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You can get a black holding tank custom made as low a profile as 6". If you have 2 fuel tanks, I bet it would strap right underneath them and have no issues. Or, you could just go with a composting, sawdust, or kitty litter commode and not even worry about the black tank.

Quite a few members do those routes and work for them. I for one do not wish to have a black tank. It limits the places you can dump. Not all campsites have black connections.
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