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Old 02-14-2015, 05:28 PM   #1
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has anyone installed a macerator pump for dumping there holding tanks?
I'm going to get a portable one so I can dump my tanks at home, we do lots of boondocking and just a pain in the butt to go to the dump station.
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And while we're on the subject I to plan on installing a macerting pump and plan on a 112 gal fuel tank I got out of another bus my ouestion I have is will the pump draw from the tank in I plumb it from the origanal fuel port? it draws from the top of the tank with a tube that goes to the bottom of the tank
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has anyone installed a macerator pump for dumping there holding tanks?
I'm going to get a portable one so I can dump my tanks at home, we do lots of boondocking and just a pain in the butt to go to the dump station.
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I have been using one for about 10 years. The first one started leaking a little so I bought another one and a rebuild kit for the old one. We use it in the summer in the north and when we are on the road in the winter I use the 3" hose which is much much faster. At home we pump thru a 3/4" hose for 100' uphill about 5'. It works great. Just put the 3" fitting on the bottom of the tank and a fitting on the pump to fit on that. I have a 90 deg clear on the pump so the pump sticks out to the side.

Alwthrrider, I don't think a fuel tank will work well for a holding tank. In order to pump solids from a tank you have to have the hole on the bottom and it needs to be 3".
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I have been using one for about 10 years. The first one started leaking a little so I bought another one and a rebuild kit for the old one. We use it in the summer in the north and when we are on the road in the winter I use the 3" hose which is much much faster. At home we pump thru a 3/4" hose for 100' uphill about 5'. It works great. Just put the 3" fitting on the bottom of the tank and a fitting on the pump to fit on that. I have a 90 deg clear on the pump so the pump sticks out to the side.

Alwthrrider, I don't think a fuel tank will work well for a holding tank. In order to pump solids from a tank you have to have the hole on the bottom and it needs to be 3".
I already have a mercerating toilet so there shouldn't be any solids to pump I'm using 1 tank for both grey & black
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GB, I put one on my bus and it works just fine though a little loud. I've seen a couple that were run dry--they ate themselves up in short order. Jack
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I have been using one for about 10 years. The first one started leaking a little so I bought another one and a rebuild kit for the old one. We use it in the summer in the north and when we are on the road in the winter I use the 3" hose which is much much faster. At home we pump thru a 3/4" hose for 100' uphill about 5'. It works great. Just put the 3" fitting on the bottom of the tank and a fitting on the pump to fit on that. I have a 90 deg clear on the pump so the pump sticks out to the side.

Alwthrrider, I don't think a fuel tank will work well for a holding tank. In order to pump solids from a tank you have to have the hole on the bottom and it needs to be 3".
Do you have the type where you put it where your 3'' hose attaches , made by flow jet?
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Do you have the type where you put it where your 3'' hose attaches , made by flow jet?
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Yes, and I don't know what I'd do without it.
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Thank you for all the info, and Jerry its sounds like I'm going with the flojet, thanks for the help
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I use a Sewage Solution unit to discharge at home.
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:57 AM   #10
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dond; I read up on the home made one very neat set up. I really like the sewer solution and I almost got one, the problem is I don't always have the water to run it, I like the ideal of no motors. With the flojet I can pump into my dads septic tank and not use his well water(well not so good), also where we are planning on staying at a friends camp I could dump right into his outhouse. There's benefits to both systems.Also the sewer solution is 1/2 the price.
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