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Electric Impeller type, put brand in comments 4 80.00%
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Old 18-12-2012, 08:41   #1
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POLL - Macerator pumps

You may have read my rant on my Shurflo macerator. So I asked on the SSCA forum, "who is happy with their impeller type macerator?" I did get a couple responses favoring Jabsco's version of the impeller pump. And a couple favoring Sealand T diaphram pump, much more expensive, but OTOH I'd rather not be doing this on a regular basis.

So I thought I'd ask the same here:

1. Do you have a impeller type macerator you are happy with? If so, what brand and is it mounted above the level of the top of the tank so the pump is not continuously bathed in saltwater effluent.

2. If you have an electric diaphram waste pump, which brand? Whale Gulper, Jabsco's version or the Sealand? (These I would think don't care if they are mounted where the diaphram is continuously exposed to effluent, which is better in my case.)

3. No electric waste pump. Hand pump only.

4. No overboard discharge option, only use pumpouts.

I won't even give you the last option, because if you are doing this, you don't want anyone to know.


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Old 18-12-2012, 08:49   #2
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Re: POLL - Macerator pumps

We had an impeller sucked.....and dripped, horrible thing. I ripped out the whole mess and put in a gravity dump holding tank. there have been no leaks or clogs to date!!!

Sorry, cant vote, no gravity discharge option.

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Old 18-12-2012, 09:18   #3
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Re: POLL - Macerator pumps

Got fed up with the cheeeepo macerators that breakdown at the worst times. Purchased and installed a SeaLand discharge pump.
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Old 19-12-2012, 18:34   #4
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Re: POLL - Macerator pumps

Our whale pump works just great. It doesn't take that long to empty out when we are well offshore.
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Old 19-12-2012, 21:17   #5
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Re: POLL - Macerator pumps

Here is a little blog about pump out pumps that is worth reading.

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Old 20-12-2012, 11:44   #6
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Re: POLL - Macerator pumps

Jabsco, impeller. Mounts above holding tank. I rebuild every 3 or 4 years. Replace studs with SS all thread, have spare bearings from NAPA. 14 years old and still sucking and chucking.

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