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Old 10-04-2009, 02:06   #31
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Just an update guys...I bought the Whale sump tank at Defenders open house, and also spoke to the Whale Rep there. Turns out that Whale changed the sensor in the tank recently. Instead of a float switch, it now uses a solid state sensor without the need for a relay. This new sensor DOES NOT have bare metal contact points and, according to Whale, will not foul. One other cool feature; the sensor is mounted to the screw out inspection plate. Unscrew the plate and the sensor comes right out with it. Well worth the $130 I paid, I believe!
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Did the Whale rep mention the technology of the sensor? I'd be very interested in hearing whether or not it works under a thick layer of grease and hair..
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Nick I was planning on using those Jabsco maceration pumps you love so much to transfer waster between black water holding tanks. I fear the gulper wouldn't handle the "chunks" and it's not plumbed for 1 1/2" hose. What would you recommend?

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Nick I was planning on using those Jabsco maceration pumps you love so much to transfer waster between black water holding tanks. I fear the gulper wouldn't handle the "chunks" and it's not plumbed for 1 1/2" hose. What would you recommend?
I thought these pumps were for 1.5" hose only? Anyway, I would recommend that you macerate before it gets in a tank. I would recommend you buy macerating, fresh water flush toilets! But at least, a macerating electric toilet. (fresh water flush means no smells and no or little scaling so minimum maintenance) It will save you so much trouble that it's even worth it when you now have a manual flush toilet and need to invest $$$ (remember the jabsco is expensive too!). After it's macerated, the gulper 220 will be fine with 3/4" hose. There's also a 1.5" version that is supposed to work with the chunks but I think I read about trouble with it.

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Actually my heads are fresh water flush. No pumps either! Just a ball valve that drops directly into a small (6 gallon) holding tank, so there's nothing to clog but the 3" ball valve. It's from these small tanks I need to pump to the larger central holding tank hence the macerator pump. If there's a better pump out there which will handle the "chunks" please do let me know where to find it.

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Ah okay, so yes indeed you would use a good macerator pump there.

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