Macerator.. near mess, be aware..

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Yesterday I decided to empty the black tank, as a precaution I always check the pump runs before opening the waste valve, it ran ok for a few seconds then promptly blew a fuse.. :cry:

    When I removed the pump body I found the shaft was bound up with HAIR ..:Doh:

    So be aware, don't commit to dumping until you've tested the pump.. !!
     
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    :Eeek: sounds nasty Jim thank goodness for me cassette :Laughing:
     
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    I did wonder what had happened to your pony tail mate :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Keith
     
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    i always empty some grey first, just to test the whole system. especially important with a long exhaust hose, as if a joint separates, you know what would happen. on one occasion, i had difficulty when opening the black tank gate valve, but was able to complete the emptying by switching back and forth between the two tanks. narrow escape!

    des
     
  5. scotjimland

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    Hi Des

    Once bitten .. twice shy....! :Doh: but your not a hard core Rver until you've been christened with the black stuff .. :Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    Have all the American RV owners here on MHF bought and use macerators, only Camping World in the USA have the Flojet on offer at $235........

    A UK company that sells American RV products is advertising the Flojet at £280....do I buy one whilst in the States?
     
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    Oh yes they are brilliant:thumb:

    Just most of use have managed to have problems (is it a Brit thing?:Laughing:) most self inflicted.

    A must have here in the UK:Wink::BigGrin:
     
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    Hi Mick.. yes, a worth while purchase, also buy a waste hog, Tote n Stor are the best and not easy to get in the UK.. you probably don't need these so much in the States where they are geared up to RV life but in Europe you need to have as many ways of dumping as possible. :Wink:
     
  9. Lindy-C

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    £280?????????? Crikey I need to put my prices up! :Rofl1:
     
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    Nah, Bum fluff methinks, Keith:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I missed this posting first time around:Laughing::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Yeah,

    And Unfortunately, like many US sellers, They will not ship to the UK.:Sad:

    I have tried Soooo Hard many times to get parts shipped for my Classic Dodge.

    Some kind people go out of their way over there to help.

    Others just say NO and will not consider it or insist on using UPS only at one hell of a cost to the buyer.

    Add import duty and VAT and, what started out as a bargain, Becomes serious money.
     
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    I got mine from a very very nice lady called Linda (Stateside Tuning) at what I consider to be a very fair price ad totally worry free:Wink::thumb::BigGrin:
     
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    Hi have to agree its a must have, along with at least 75' of good quality layflat, been on several sites here and abroad where it was the only way to empty.

    Olley
     
  16. MicknPat

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    Jim,

    What size do you have and found it best to use?

    Here in the US the Tote-N-Stor containers come in the following sizes:

    11,15,25,32. I presume ALL are US Gallons.

    In my caravanning days I used a 38 liter Waste Master to collect and dump our grey water, now according to my calculations 38ltrs = 10 US gallons.

    Now 38 liters was quite a weight to lift in order to dump which I had to do at more than one location, on sites the grey & toilet were dumped into the same receptacle namely a normal ceramic toilet.

    So how do you empty your Tote-N-Stor in the UK & Europe?
     
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    Hi Mick

    I bought the 25 gal. (94.6 liter by my calculations = 94.6 kg ) and your right, it's very heavy when full, no way would you lift it but it's manageable to wheel to a ground level dump point.. and it has a tow hook for pulling with a toad..
    If there is no ground level dump point then the macerator is deployed .. :Wink:
     
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    i carry my wastemaster for emergencies (so far unused) and use my aqua roll regularly to fill with water via a 12 volt submersible pump.
     
  19. Lindy-C

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    That depends on who you use to ship your stuff :Wink:
     
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    Is there not a firm call Stateside Tuning that are very reliable and fairly priced?
     

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