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    waste macerator noisy - alternatives please?

    Hello

    I have waste macerator from plumbworld - the kind that takes a 4 inch inlet.

    It is under my decking out side as my pond is not above ground .

    The maercator still works but has become reallly noisy - so much my neighbour has put a sound complaint in .


    Are there alterantives for waste - I can get another one of these as I am under garuntee but thought I could get a draper pump with float switch and a small tank.

    Then this would be desgined for continous running ( I know it wouldnt be - only on drum washes and overflow) and would kick in once the tank filled

    I could buy a 40mm non return vavle and get that in circuit.

    Has anyone got a simialir install

    thanks

    Jimebay macerator.jpg

    Jim



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    I’ve got a similar setup.

    the waste of my drum goes to stank under the decking with a pump with float valve on it. I’ve got a mesh net inside the tank that catches the larger particles to stop that all clogging up my pipework and once a month I take it out and throw in in my flowerbed and water it into the plants ����

    no need for a macerator

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    My filters empty waste into a 90 litre tub with a dirty water puddle pump in it which works a treat and isn't too noisy either.

    Have you checked your macerator hasn't got something stuck in it like a bit of K1 or a twig etc as you said it's on the waste outlet of your filter system?
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    thanks Frim and Hudson

    Yeah cleaned out the macerator with a karcher found nothing wrong. I guess its as I do run it bit to hard as I have the draco used as an overflow too.

    So about every 5 minutes it has to pump but these flowforce ones are not desgined for continous duty so perhaps its burnt out.

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    Yeah that sort of usage is probably more of an industrial usage than a domestic usage I'd think so maybe you have cooked it Jim?
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    Hi I also run my waste and overflow into a sump that then is pumped around one hundred feet into a drain it's been running over thirty years in that time it's only stopped four times approximately due to pump failure three times and a piece of k1 micro jamming the impeller I noticed steam coming from the lid of the sump lol

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    At my last house I made a box out of 50mm thick Kingspan for the macerator (with slots cut to fit over the inlet/outlet pipes). Then I glued foam to the inside of the box (the egg carton shaped foam). You couldn't hear it at all from more than a few metres away.

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    Great idea RS I'm going to try that for my power cut generator it's been coming on a lot lately l presume it's got something to do with all the new houses going around us

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    And if that don't work pull the batteries out of the moaning old gits hearing aid lol
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    Great shout RS will order some kingspan soon
    Hes a hypocrite Frim.mows lawn,drills etc anytime but instantly the victim.

    Quick macerator question

    Do I have to connect to the 4inch inlet as its pond waste which is already slurryish.
    Protalon.what pump do you use?

    Thanks

    Jim

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