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Old 03-19-2019, 11:29 PM   #1
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Flo Jet Macerator Pump

I am thinking about purchasing one of these and would like to know if anyone has one and can tell me if they work as advertised, is there anything I should know ?

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Old 03-19-2019, 11:53 PM   #2
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In 2008 we stayed at my sisters place in FL while se recouped from back surgery
4 acre property but closest I could get to a 'septic tank' clean out was 75"
Had water and 30A right at rig
Had a Portable Waste Tank that I could drag over to clean out and dump
After I trip of dragging that thru the FL dirt (SAND) I said they has to be another better way
Bought the portable Flojet Macerator and a 75' 3/4" garden hose

Hooked it up, connected power to 12V, opened grey tank dump valve and gave it a shot.
Had good flow/pressure at clean out..no leaks so I closed grey and opened black.
The macerator pumped that churned up brown water the 75' with a 2' rise w/o a hitch.
50 gals in roughly 10 minutes of pumping.
Motor was warm so I shut it down...ran clean water thru the other hose connection to clear discharge
Then pumped the 50 gals of grey.

Used it weekly for the 3 months that we were there.
Used it every year after when we visited her.
Used it on several occasions across the USA

Once a year I disassembly the head and clean impellor

Still works like a charm.
And it beats dragging that dang waste tote around

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Old 03-20-2019, 03:53 AM   #3
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I use a Flo-Jet between the RV and my home septic system. Itís about 80 feet horizontal, and 2 feet vertical. As Old-Biscuit experienced, it will shut down when it gets too hot. Larger diameter hoses are better, but it will work with the inexpensive 5/8Ē garden hose. My son uses a 1Ē hose with his, and I havenít seen his overheat.
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Old 03-20-2019, 04:45 AM   #4
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I used mine with 70 ft 5/8 garden hose plus a 20 ft piece of scrap hose, for a month at brothers house.

It would overheat and shut down but I ran fresh water over it to keep the motor cool.

DW droped a paper towel down the drain and it couldn't handle that ( Arggg ) . It overheated 4 times and burned out the thermal switch.

I opened the motor up, bypassed the thermal switch, and am now using 2, 25ft, 1", flat vinyl hose, from Harbor Freight. That and a piece of 5/8 works better.

With the new MH, It is connected with 10 ft of 3/4 hose, full time, if traveling or at the NY house. Much easier then getting out the 3" slinky.
I use the 3" hose if staying a month or more at full hookups.

The unit is still working, 5 years later.
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Old 03-20-2019, 09:59 AM   #5
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Mine didn't trip.........I shut it down in between pumping tanks to let motor cool

Never got hot enough to trip motor thermal
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Old 03-20-2019, 08:43 PM   #6
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We've had a SaniCon unit since 2005. It's a macerator system permanently connected to the coach. If you open up a SaniCon box, it has a FloJet macerator pump inside. Our current coach has the new SaniCon turbo, I can empty my black tank in about 90 seconds. You never remove the sewer hose or have to clean and store a 3" hose again. Once you dump with the SaniCon hose, you just screw the cap back on the end and stuff the hose (still connected) into the wet bay floor.

In 14 years of use, I had it plug one time when someone placed a moist towelette type cloth in the toilet. Pretty easy to fix...
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:50 PM   #7
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I have a [Mod Edit]100 gallon sewer bladder that I setup and sit in the bed of my truck. I pump into it through a 50’ 3/4” hose (with quick connects that decrease the diameter to about 1/2” on either end). I’ve been know to pump out friends and have had their 50’ 1/2” hose connected to my 50’ hose with no ill effects.

I went for about a month and a half straight one summer without sewer hook ups. Dumped daily because we still run laundry and get showers like normal.

Love my FloJet pump!

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