I am moving my kitchen, I was looking at issues around trying to run a
waste pipe through joists.
Dont fancy that much, I am going to have a run to the main waste pipe
with of around 10 metres. I fancy getting one of these masher pumps,
looks ideal no down slope required and uses smaller pipe.
It comes in at around £350 for the saniflow one, do any of you guys
know of other manufacturers ? I suppose its not the kind of thing I
wanna have to replace in a year or two.
Any experience welcome.
I still maintain that I would prefer a Saniflo to a bucket. Sometimes it is
a choice between a Saniflo and no toilet, if you can't run a soil pipe.
Provided you prevent visitors and young children using them, they're fine.
Visitors tend to shove all sorts of inappropriate stuff down them even after
they've promised not to. Sanitary towels are the favourite. Young children
drop peach stones and entire toilet rolls down them.
Or look at another product.
I've got to fit a macerator next year, and I like the look of the
Sanisplit. Plumbworld do it (tinyurl is down so go to www.plumbworld.co.uk
- it's under bathroom), and on paper it looks a very good design. No mess
if it blocks and a replacement contract so they bring you an empty on and
remove your blocked one in the event it happens.
Note, I said on paper - I don't have one yet. Does anyone here?
I read this as the Saniflo not be used to pump toilet waste but to pump
waste from kitchen appliances. I hope the references to sanitary towels
therefore won't apply ;-)
In the event of the inevitable blockage the stuff in the pipe might be
marginally less disgusting.
However, I think you may suffer problems from the small bore pipe clogging
with the build up of grease/fat from discharge from a sink, or soap powder
residues if carrying washing machine waste.
Most washing powders contain lots of "inert" filler (like chalk) to add
bulk to the product. Just stir a desert spoonfull of the stuff into a
glass of water and leave it for a few hours and see what settles out!
"Dave D" wrote
| I am moving my kitchen, I was looking at issues around trying to run a
| waste pipe through joists.
| Dont fancy that much, I am going to have a run to the main waste pipe
| with of around 10 metres. I fancy getting one of these masher pumps,
| looks ideal no down slope required and uses smaller pipe.
AIUI although they will pump uphill immediately after the pump the pipe
*does* then require a slope down to the drain. Otherwise there would still
be standing water/gunge solidifying in the pipe.
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