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Posted: 10/31/19 11:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am considering buying a Flojet 18555000A macerator pump. But many owners say they have had problems.

A 120-volt pump might be better. But they look to be expensive.

A pump that attaches directly to the black-tank outlet looks to be the handiest.

What pump (12 volt or 120 volt) have you used and found satisfactory?

All comments that are based on your experience are welcome.

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Posted: 10/31/19 12:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bought a Flojet portable to pump waste tanks 75' with a 2' rise.
10 minutes pumping/motor very warm...shut down to cool then pumped another 10 minutes. 75' thru 3/4" hose 128 gallons----sure beat alternative of dragging a tote back/forth.

That was in 2008..still have it, still use it and have not had to repair it.
Have dissassembled to clean twice but that is no big deal either


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I keep my macerator pump handy for those rare times when I come home without emptying my tanks first. I connect the end of the pump directly to the 3" sewer hose and pump through a 3/4" garden hose into a slop sink in my garage. It's quick and a lot easier than the old bucket method. It keeps up with and even gets ahead of the blasters in the tanks flushing everything toward the drains. If I want the tank to fill, I have to stop the pump. The impeller has a hard time dealing with hair and I'll use my needlenose pliers to untangle and remove it before storing it away for the next time. They're very handy!


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DFord wrote:

I keep my macerator pump handy for those rare times when I come home without emptying my tanks first. I connect the end of the pump directly to the 3" sewer hose and pump through a 3/4" garden hose into a slop sink in my garage. It's quick and a lot easier than the old bucket method. It keeps up with and even gets ahead of the blasters in the tanks flushing everything toward the drains. If I want the tank to fill, I have to stop the pump. The impeller has a hard time dealing with hair and I'll use my needlenose pliers to untangle and remove it before storing it away for the next time. They're very handy!
Do you know the make and model of the pump?

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hedgehopper wrote:

I am considering buying a Flojet 18555000A macerator pump.

All comments that are based on your experience are welcome.


I bought a FloJet macerator back in 2006, used it constantly for a dozen years and only rebuilt it once to add a new impeller. I never use campground dump stations, always have serviced the tanks at home using the macerator. A series of pics starts here - click on "i" at the top right of any pic for a text description.


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hedgehopper wrote:

Do you know the make and model of the pump?

Here's a couple of pictures. It's made by Jabsco but the Flojet from Amazon looks exactly like what I started with. I'm thinking the two companies share a common background.

Flojet 18550000A 13 GPM RV Macerator Pump

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The Best RV Macerator Pumps for 2019

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I've used the Flojet 18555-000A pump for hundreds (if not thousands) of gallons of waste water.

https://learntorv.com/flojet-macerator-pump/


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I have one.. Do not often use it (only when I have to either push UP hill or a long distance) but it works well There is just one "Gotcha" that got me.. And once you know what it is (next paragraph) it won't get ya ever again.

The impeller sticks if it's not used for a while.... AND they know about it.
So the motor shaft sticks out of what I call the "Bottom" of the motor.

Before you hook it up take a flat tool (IE a quarter or washer) and insert it in the slot in the motor shaft and give it a twist in the direction the outlet suggests you should twist (clockwise I think) then hook up. and power up.

Now I fed mine with 10ga off the main fuse block and anderson powerpoles. that's the other issue lack of proper power feed.. Works great. It is SLOWER than a 3" stinky slinky (Why I don't use it all the time) but when I need it.. WOW it's nice .*I've pumped 75 feet with it and up hill.


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Somewhere on the net is a write up of using a household garbage disposal for a macerator. Here's one example. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsY9WVhnm1c

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I have the flojet macerator as well. It works great although mine tends to overheat because I have a long run of 1" hose and I have to wait for it to cool down to continue. Not a big deal to me. I'd rather take care of things while in the comfort of my yard where I can do it at my leisure and get the tanks as clean as I want.


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