I'm sorry, but I now consider Peter Parry's views on the Saniflo to be a
masterpiece of understatement.
He omitted to mention that getting the "easy clip on top" off a Saniflo
is a labour to be compared only with Hercules' cleaning of the Augean
stables. I can't for the life of me recall which aspect of moving a
Saniflo from the downstairs cloakroom to a third floor bedroom was the
most tear inducing. I have had to manhandle the putrid, stinking object
out of the cloakroom and into the garden where I managed to decant the
contents directly into the septic tank, well sort of, becuase the
concertina rubber flange grabs on to any passing poo as if it were
atrue anal retentive. Then I read the booklet which promised that the
lid would simply clip off. Two hours later my wife appeared to find a
man rolling around the garden with a Saniflo clenched between his knees
battering at the lid shouting "bastard" at intervals. All fingernails
broken, shit and paper patι sticking to the most likely and unlikely
places. Eventually it came free and the entire inside was then cleaned
until it shone.
Then came putting the lid back on. This is jjust like removing it only
harder. I ended up pogoing up and down on the Saniflo weeping with
frustration, too tired to do anything else. It's almost impossible to
push the lid down firmly enough to latch because the cheap plastic body
flexes whenever one attempts to push the clips into place.
Then refitting it. Which genius decided to put the inlet for the basin
in exactly the same location as the overflow from a close-couple
cistern? And where the hell does anyone get 22mm to 32mm adaptors to
allow the 22mm outlet of the Saniflow to be connected to a standard soil
After much searching I eventually found the old 22 to 32 adaptor that
the builder who did the work on the cloakroom had removed, and thrown
into a nettle patch behind the garden wall. Thank heaven that (a) he was
lazy and (b) my neighbour had spotted him throwing stuff over the wall.
Saniflo finally fitted. I expect it to break down next week, or even
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