I've been noodling over a shower sump
under the sole. Has to take two showers, and two sinks on a big trawler
I'm helping rebuild
... (30 gallon household hot water heater... 1,500 gallons of water tank...)
What I'm pondering is a fiberglass
box with an open top, and a drain lines running in well above the top. Then a sump pump/bilge pump mounted in the bottom mounted in a sump. With a mercury
switch as low as the pump can pull.
Thinking that it'd pull down lower than any float based bilge pump
. Hopefully not have a huge problem with hair, and out pace having all four running at the same time. I've entertained a 110v submersible sump pump, but don't like the idea of mixing 110v and water, but head pressure would almost not be an issue... and it would keep up with even if everything was going full blast at the same time.
I like that a plastic mesh (like screen for a window) could be zip tied around the pickup... every once in a while pull it out and toss it. Rather than a stainless screen that requires high pressure water, or dropping into a chemical bath to clean...
For the various odors, I'm thinking a chlorine puck
once in a while would take care of that. The fact that its open to the top, means no screens and cheap
to make. Spraying down with chlorox ought to be enough, at least... not much different than a shower.
I've dealt with the off the shelf electric
sumps. The flow switches stick with hair, and the screens up stream of the pump plug
up pretty quickly if being used daily. (Nasty job...) The one I fought with, was 110v powered and cooled by the water flow through it. Running dry it would get hot enough to burn you... and when the drain plugs at the sink, had enough pull to collapse vinyl hose, so you can't necessarily see where other clogs are. The one I battled, had a one way valve to keep a water trap in the line... that would get stuck too.
Been thinking a red and white stick on a float through the floor would be funny
. Turn down the water! Look at how fast the water is rising...
(I'll stick with solar
shower on Pylasteki....