Various Benefits of a Macerator Pump
Macerator pumps are used as a part of plumbing systems of the boats and RVs. They are used to reduce the size of solid waste particles. They can grind the toilet waste into fine particles for easy disposal. The best thing about this pump is that it can be used in a small space. Therefore, it can be easily used in small recreational vessels and boats.
The main function of a macerator pump is to reduce the size of solid toilet waste. They usually grind this waste with the help of bronze blade. This waste is collected in the holding tank and is finally disposed in a dumping zone or ocean. These pumps use bronze blade as it can remain rust free and has a very long operational life.
The biggest benefit of using this pump is ease of solid waste disposal. Aside from that, they reduce the need for large amount of water needed to flush the vehicle toilet. Some pumps have attachments that allow users to dump waste from a long distance. They also reduce the time required to empty the holding tanks. They also reduce chances of accidental spills during waste disposal. There are less chances of clogged system because large solid waste particles are down sized with the help of these pumps. Best of all, they need only 10-15 amps of power for their operation.
For their operation, macerator pumps combine water flow with the solid waste. Therefore, you should always operate them with liquid to avoid any damage to your system. These pumps have automatic shutoff mechanism, which switches off the pump where there is no water supply.
The installation of macerator pump is very simple. Before connecting the pump to the mains, you should use circuit protection for protecting the circuit. To install the pump in your RV or boat, you will need a cutter, pliers, stripper and a screwdriver. To avoid a collapse due to suction generated by the pump, you should use flexible hoses that are reinforced with wires.
You can easily dump waste from a pump by connecting a standard sized hose tube in the pump’s opening. After connecting the hose tightly to the pump, you can turn the value to dispose the waste from the macerator pump. This will take some time before the holding tank is emptied, but you must ensure that holding tank is empty before plugging out the hose to avoid any leakage of the waste material.