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Old 08-09-2019, 12:14 AM   #1
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Hose size for macerator pumps

I would like to be able to empty my RV's holding tanks at home via my macerator pump and a long garden hose. The run is about 125 feet to the sewer clean out. I know 3/4" will work for shorter applications but does anyone have real world experience with making longer runs. 1" garden hose get a little pricey.
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I use 1" PVC electrical conduit. Comes in 10' lengths with female bell on end to couple together. It fits tight, no need to glue, and then take it apart to store in shed hanging on wall. I only run 50' but works like a charm. Current price at Lowes - $4 per 10'
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I've used a 5/8" garden hose 50 footer. Run was level, had no issues. Larger diameter may give you quicker drain time.

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I use a 3/4" garden hose....75' with a 2' incline
After 10 minutes MOTOR is HOT so I shut down...wait 10 and then pump some more


125'....I'd go 1"


AS for that Electrical Conduit......that would be OK
HOW do you connect pump discharge to it?????
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I like the idea of the PVC with the bell joints, quick and cheap! Be simple to add a couple of fittings ending in female hose and add a short piece of regular garden hose to connect to the pump.

In the past I've always used our waste tote to haul it around but because of height issues on on RV it does not work well in the dump to tote operation.
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You can get 1 inch rolls of pipe at lowes
https://www.lowes.com/pd/ADS-1-in-x-...l-Pipe/3514720
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I picked up 3, 25 ft lengths of 1", flat roll, PVC hose from Harbor Freight and adapted it to garden hose thread.
That gives me 75' of 1". If I need a bit more, I can use a 3/4 garden hose on the end.

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I picked up 3, 25 ft lengths of 1", flat roll, PVC hose from Harbor Freight and adapted it to garden hose thread.
That gives me 75' of 1". If I need a bit more, I can use a 3/4 garden hose on the end.

Works great and rolls up small.Attachment 256322
I've looked at discharge hoses before. I have two questions about them in my application.

1) How hard is it on the pump to "inflate" 125ft of hose? I can see it working well for shorter runs. That's why I'd already looked at it. Anyone out there used discharge hoses in longer run applications?
2) I need to be able to dump in freezing weather after winter trips. I'm concerned about remaining moisture in the hose icing when rolled flat in winter storage and then being very hard to "inflate".

Maybe one idea around the "inflating" issue is to first use a gardenhose and get it flowing using household water pressure. Then attach it to the macerator pump. I'd put an air gap device inline to prevent any back flow.
3) Any trouble with mice chewing on it?

It would take little space in storage, and that's nice.

Your thoughts on the matter?
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I have only used 50 ft so far, but it offered little resistance to the pump. Seemed to work as good or better then garden hose.

Don't do winter, ( snowbirds ) so I can't speak of freezing temps, but If you roll it up and store warm, it should work in winter.
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I use 50' of rollup hose on my irrigation water supply pipe.
Irrigation is gravity fed.....I have maybe 6 psi

Open irrigation valve and that 50' of rollup hose inflates within seconds and sprays water out of 100's of 1/8" holes I drilled in the hose to use as a soaker hose.
Spray out of the holes is 7' into the air


Macerator pump WILL not have an issue with rollup hose.
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Thanks for all of the great ideas.

I just finished setting up a hybrid system. Turns out I had a run of 160 feet between RV and the sewer clean out. I used 140 ft of 1" electrical PVC with one 25ft section of 1" discharge hose at the pump end. A few fittings and all was good. Added a PVC sweep at the sewer clean out end to ensure proper delivery of waste water. Needed a custom radius on the PVC pipe, so used a large propane touch to heat and bend the pipe as needed.

I also have a 20 amp 12v outlet on the outside of the RV near the sewer dump valves to plug the macerator pump into. The total system worked well for me.
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I use a 3/4" garden hose....75' with a 2' incline
After 10 minutes MOTOR is HOT so I shut down...wait 10 and then pump some more


125'....I'd go 1"


AS for that Electrical Conduit......that would be OK
HOW do you connect pump discharge to it?????
I leave the discharge hose on at the pump and slip bell end of conduit over the 90 that would normally go into sewer connection. At end run I use a 90 degree radius of same conduit and drop it in the clean out fitting. At home when doing this so if any odor I'm the only one smelling it.
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I have used a 100’ 3/4 garden hose with no problems with 2 years of use.
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