Sump pumps and mascerators


Postby hobbis » Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:01 am

We are building a garage/workshop at the back of our house and would like to install a toilet and wash basin. The sewage and main drain is at the top of a slope so we think we will need a pump of some sort I have looked at some pumps which are buried and we are not sure whether the pumps are also mascerators or if that has to be added sepaerately. We will at some stage also want to put the washing machine in there. Can any one help. The sewage pipe is victorianand the fall from the top of the slope isn't brilliant. The sewage drain is aproximately 20ft from the front of the workshop. HELP please would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you in anticipation.
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Postby plumbbob » Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:24 pm

A strange topic for loft conversions?

Anyway,

You can't use an ordinary pump for anything other than ordinary water and even then they may struggle with "dirty" water.

If you intend to install a washing machine you could use one of these.

http://www.awin1.com/awclick.php?mid=12 ... -Pump-250W

Toilets need a mascerator (which chops stuff up) such as

http://www.awin1.com/awclick.php?mid=12 ... Suite-400W

Only use a pump if the fall or distance make it impossible to connect by conventional means.
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Postby hobbis » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:37 pm

Thanks Plumbbob for your reply - I think I pressed the wrong section when posting my Q. Will try harder next time. Thanks again.
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