My boat was originally designed with the shower(s) draining to the bilge
via a drain with short piece of 1 1/4" hose coming off hte drain. Access to the drain and this short piece of hose is very tough and I want to have the shower
drains run to a pump then overboard
. The most practical location for the pump is in difficult to reach location, basically under the toilet in the head
, this makes using an inline strainer before the pump not practical as I would have to take up the base that the toilet is mounted to every time the strainer clogged. The shower sump
drain has a metal grate with roughly 1/8" holes. I am considering using a macerator pump without an inline strainer.
So the shower
drain hose would go directly to the macerator pump then through a vented loop and overboard
. I figure the macerator pump would be able to handle hair and other bits that would clog a conventional diaphram bilge pump
My question is, is there anything wrong with using a macerator pump for shower drain?