Saniflo macerator pumps: what’s the deal with these handy little grinders?
If you’re familiar with the concept of upflush or macerating toilets, you may have heard of these pumps in the past. They’re durable and sturdy, and affordable enough to fit virtually any budget.
Why do so many people love them, though?
Here’s the breakdown.
How Macerator Pumps Work
Macerator pumps serve two essential purposes: it macerates toilet waste using its stainless steel macerator blades, and then it pumps that waste up and out. If you’ve never come across an upflush toilet system before, you probably won’t be familiar with them. If you have, however, you’ll know that they’re common in places where people are working to add a toilet to a basement, garage, or closet.
Saniflo systems are designed to sit behind a wall and operate inconspicuously. Macerator pumps take waste and grind it into a fine slurry, which they then move up and through a series of pre-fitted pipes. In this way, they’re capable of moving waste against gravity (making them perfect for basements or other areas where the toilet is below the main line) and processing large volumes of waste quickly and easily.
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Uses for Saniflo Macerator Pumps
Developed in 1957, Saniflo macerator pumps are handy little buggers and can be used in virtually any setting you have in mind. While many of the brand’s pumps are designed for residential use, there are several models, like the Saniflo SaniBEST Pro, that are ideal for full bathroom additions and commercial uses.
Their higher-capacity, commercial-grade pumps are ideal for installing complete bathrooms up to 25 feet below a sewer line and up to 150 feet away from a soil stack. These pumps can also handle discharge from various types of plumbing, including sinks, bathtubs, toilets, washing machines, and showers. Macerator pumps such as the SaniCubic 2 can even handle an entire house.
As if that weren’t enough, Saniflo macerator pumps are also durable and can handle processing things like sanitary napkins, dental floss, and more. A macerator pump like the SaniAccess 3 is common in residential locations due to the easy access to the insides of the macerator pump--allowing it to be a quieter unit--while a macerator pump like the SaniBest Pro is a commercial-grade pump that grinds anything you throw at it.
The macerating unit may require installation to a vent system and attaching to the toilet. A Saniflo macerating system can be vented anywhere you choose as long as it has sufficient airflow and follows the local building codes. Studor or mechanical vents won’t work because they only allow air inflow and not outflow. Remember that SaniCompact and SaniStar do not require ventilation.
Find Your Perfect Pump Today
The Saniflo pump has many uses and applications, and we’ve got the perfect one for your home, office, or commercial space. Ideal for adding a new bathroom without installing expensive new plumbing, our Saniflo pumps are convenient, simple, and easy to use. Find your perfect fit by shopping our selection of macerators today, or contacting our staff for assistance and answers to your questions.
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