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Sanishower operated for short time and then just
It needs cleaning out regularly - at least once a year! We have one fitted to a shower that is used daily. The small amount of hair - that falls out every time hair is washed under the shower - builds up and clogs up the pump. We are on our second pump, the first installed just over 10 years ago, this one is under 3 years old and it already looks like it will have to be replaced.
on Jun 18, 2019
My sanivite 3 has a washer connected to the bottom
A washing machine discharges water water at a very high velocity and high capacity. This is far more waste water than the pump was designed to handle. The washer discharge must be connected to what's called an "indirect waste", that is, it must discharge into a laundry tub or sump, so that the excess can be stored until it can be taken by the pump. The specific code that governs this is in chapter 27 of the International Residential Code.
Also in the manufacturers instructions, they allow the discharge from a washing machine ,through an indirect waste. [sic] "The Sanivite is a drain pump that is ideally suitable for use in a basement apartment or anywhere in the house where additional fixtures are most wanted. It will pump waste water away from a variety of sources such as: a kitchen sink, laundry sink, washing machine ***(indirect connection)***, dishwasher, bar sink, etc."
This pump will never be able to handle the discharge directly and you need to provide a receptor to accommodate a washing machine. Is there any possibility of adding a laundry tub adjacent the washer and Sanivite pump?
on Feb 09, 2018
WHERE TO FIND AND PRICES FOR SANIFLO BASESMENT TOILETS
Here are a few sites just copy and paste any of these in your browser.
http://www.needplumbingsupplies.com/NeedPlumbingBrands.asp?MfgRqst=10 (this all one link...)
Here is the Saniflo homepage
and one more...pricegrabber
I hope this helps and good luck...and thanks for rating my effort....the Fang
on Nov 10, 2015
When flushed the toilet is filling up with water,
The first thing I would do is to make sure the discharge line is not plugged or the check valve hanging up in the closed position. Then I would remove the pump and check the impeller to see if it still firmly attached to the pump shaft and that the vanes are in good shape. If the impeller is damaged then it can be replaced. Otherwise if you know that all the drain lines are clear make sure that the impeller inlet in clear.
If you cannot find anything else wrong then you may have to replace the pump but I would try the least expensive thing first. Thank you and good luck.
on Oct 01, 2015
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