Originally Posted by Chotu
The sumps are a bad way to go. Smelly, float switches constantly failing.
It’s better to use an inline screen
after the shower drain to filter the hair and a diaphragm pump to push the gray water overboard
. Just press a momentary switch in the shower to turn the pump on at the end of your shower or maybe a couple times during the shower.
With respect, that’s totally untrue. Sump pumps in my boat after several years of use were not in any way smelly, were almost inaudible while running and cleared the water and everything in it from the shower without any problems or intervention from the user.
By contrast, friends have one of those awful reciprocating pumps that are as noisy as all hell, to the degree that I can hear their shower pumps running from my boat when they’re anchored alongside.
Please help me understand what happens to the hair caught in the screen that is located “after the shower drain” which presumably is not in the shower.