Easy to install, safe, powerful, versatile and quiet. These are all terms that can be used to describe the Saniplus toilet pump system. How so? Well, let’s take a close look at the product – how it is made and how it works – in order to understand and justify these claims.
Easy to install. The Saniplus system is so simple and easy to install it can be done in no time. There are four connections to be made.
- The pump is connected to the spigot of a horizontal, rear discharge toilet.
- The toilet tank is connected to the water supply.
- The pump is connected to the small diameter discharge pipe work.
- The pump is connected to the electrical supply.
Follow these easy steps and your Saniplus macerator is ready to go.
Powerful. Let’s take a look inside the pump system. There is a pressure chamber which starts and stops the unit and a motor which drives the pump. The motor is started when a micro switch in the chamber is activated by a flush. The macerator blades rotate at 3600RPM, reducing water and organic waste matter to slurry. The unit pumps the effluent vertically up to 15 feet and horizontally up to 150 feet. This allows you to install a bathroom in a loft conversion, extension or anywhere else that is impractical for conventional large bore pipework.
Safe. The motor inside the system is sealed for life inside an oil filled enclosure. This is the most important safety measure. A spindle/shaft drives the impellor and blades thereby keeping the moving parts to an absolute minimum. Also, the unit has a vent connection on the lid for compliance with safety codes which require connection to a vent. The vent system should be a two-way air vent. An integrated carbon filter has also been added to the latest design.
Versatile. Saniplus will also discharge grey water from a variety of other sanitary fixtures such as a sink, bath tub, shower and urinal. This waste water is discharged via two 2 inch inlets on either side of the housing. One or both can be used. The discharge elbow can be turned left, right or to the rear, depending on the installation. A non-return valve, pre-assembled in the elbow, prevents back flow into the unit.
Quiet. Another feature of this model is vibration absorbers which allow the reduction of operating sounds. This new design reduces the pump sound by 10 dB.
Other benefits include a greater tank capacity and economic performance. A normal operating cycle is about 10-15 seconds, keeping power consumption to a minimum. It should also be added that the model has been tested in over 30,000 cycles, comes with a two year manufacturer’s guarantee and is BBA approved.