Macerator pump installation

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Macerator pump installation

Post by Wbr2974 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:20 pm

I am having problems with my macerator pump. Reading threads I see this is a common problem. I see many have switched to a diaphragm pump and would like to know is does anyone have or would take a photo of how they installed it. There obviously has to be some modifications made to the existing fittings. I was going to build a shelf but it sure would take up a lot of room in an already tight space....
Any help as always is appreciated..
Oh yes and this is only for discharge while out at sea,

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Bill
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Re: Macerator pump installation

Post by duetto » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:06 pm

we switched and it was one of the best things we did for the boat. i'd take pictures but we are old style (#23) and it has a completely different plumbing setup than yours.
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Re: Macerator pump installation

Post by Expatriate » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:53 pm

Are you talking about the macerator pump that is essentially part of the toilet, or are you talking about a pump that pumps the holding tank over? My toilet/macerator has given no problems in my first two years, but I carry a spare. The pump that I use to pump the holding tank over when at sea is a diapram hand pump. Takes about ten minutes of pumping by hand to empty the tank. Considering an electric whale gusher 220 or equivalent.

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Re: Macerator pump installation

Post by Wbr2974 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:49 pm

Yes I am talking about the pump that empties the holding tank while offshore..
Switching over to a diagram pump is absolutely the way to go however it is not all that simple.
As I am planning on leaving for the Bahamas the second week in April I decided just to replace the pump with a 12 volt Jabsco.
Everything is back up and running and I will tackle this job at a later date.
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Re: Macerator pump installation

Post by duetto » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:29 pm

i agree with you. it's all about finding a place and routing the hoses. i've got to believe that someone on the forum who has done this.
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Re: Macerator pump installation

Post by Tanah-Keeta » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:58 am

I have pictures of my installation but I can't load them because they are too large. Any suggestions?
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