A Macerator Pump is a type of pump linked to a toilet (or, in some circumstances, including in the toilet itself if you buy a macerator toilet) and grinds up solid waste to be pumped more effectively against gravity. This type of system isn’t commonly employed in the United Kingdom, although it can be an effective answer to a specific situation.
They’re used in basement baths at home. They turn solid waste into liquid so it can be pumped from underground into an existing sewage pipe or exit. This might be a cost-effective and straightforward way to get the trash out from beneath the earth for bathrooms constructed in a basement or cellar.
The simplicity of installing macerator pumps is the key benefit.
- You have two options if you’re installing a new bathroom in a basement and there’s no existing sewage exit.
- You have two options: construct a macerator or remodel the basement and extend the existing sewage outlet down into the basement.
- Extending the sewage system is expensive and time-consuming, but installing a macerator pump is less expensive and much easier.
- Even if your below-ground bathroom has a sewage outlet, you may discover that it is insufficient to efficiently clean the toilet. In these situations, macerators make it easy to ensure that your toilet flushes smoothly every time.
This kind in water pump has the ability to turn solid waste into liquid so it can be pumped from underground into an existing sewage pipe or exit. This might be a cost-effective and straightforward way to get the trash out from beneath the earth for bathrooms constructed in a basement or cellar.
The wastewater from the fixture drains into a macerator by gravity rather than through below-floor drainage lines to sewage access or a sewage ejector. The word “macerate” refers to the process of softening or breaking up something. The macerator pump converts particles and liquids into a fine slurry that is released under pressure through small-diameter pipes (34-inch or 1-inch) and expelled into the sewage line or septic tank using a stainless steel fast-rotating cutting blade.
What is the main benefit of a macerating system? It can be laid over any finished floor in the house. This enables you to install a new bathroom in the most convenient location. Regardless of the location, it can be done without the requirement for costly floor excavation to construct a drain line. Walls and floors are left undamaged, and installation is completed swiftly and cost-effectively with minimal disruption to the room arrangement. In half a day, a complete bathroom can be ready to use. In addition, unlike an in-floor sump system, the installer does not need to leave accessible space. Because the macerator, which is attached to the toilet’s back, can be neatly hidden inside the wall behind the toilet.
While macerator systems can manage multiple fixtures, in the event of simultaneous discharge, the toilet flush takes precedence until the toilet effluent is sufficiently reduced to deactivate the microswitch. The water pressure activates a microswitch, causing the macerator mechanism to turn on as the water level rises. The stainless steel blades, which are rotated at 3,600 revolutions per minute by a motor, subsequently ground all of the effluents into tiny particles.