Macerator waste disposal.

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by Diydan, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. Diydan

    Diydan New Member

    Hi guys.

    New to this and looking for some info about drainage. I'm getting a summerhouse built for my partner to turn in to a hair and nail salon.

    The problem is I'm looking to put in a toilet and sink plus a backwash for her washing hair in. I'll be running it all through a macerator since running it on flat ground is the easiest option. Only I can't get to the toilet waste pipes so can this be run in after the kitchen waste pipe at all?

    Thanks a lot.
  2. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Macerators avoid at all cost, they are nothing but trouble.
    Kids,females,etc put things down them that they shouldn't, they then become blocked & it's not a pretty sight,I 've seen the mess come up through the bath,basin, & ground floor room ankle deep in mess.
  3. Dave does Gas

    Dave does Gas Screwfix Select

    You dont want a macerator if your going to be using water that has washed hair in it. It will be clogged up in no time. your best be if your having this built would be to go the whole hog and have the soils dug and connected to your main drains.
    Remember if you only want to do a job once then you need to do it right.
  4. nabikaw

    nabikaw New Member

    I am looking to get a macerator and looking for recommendations. One reason I am looking at a homemade is that it, to me, would be handier to have a 120 vac model than to have one wired to my batteries, located on the other side of my coach. I also expect to get a little more power from a 1/3 hp ac motor than from the 12 vdc motor. The actual total cost of the homemade would be a little cheaper, but not significantly. Storage space required would not be a factor for me. I am leaning toward the homemade model, at this point. It is claimed that it would pump waste 100 feet with about a 7-foot lift in elevation through a 3/4" hose. That is much more than I ever expect to need. Primarily, the reason for the macerator is to allow me park my motorhome backward at one of my favorite spots, with the windshield facing a river. I need to pump about 35 feet to accomplish this.
  5. just pumps

    just pumps Screwfix Select

    You need the lift to get the distance.

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