Wanderlodge Owners Group  
BuyByeBlueBird.com
Donate

Go Back   Wanderlodge Owners Group > Mechanic's Corner > General

General Discussion of preventative/corrective maintenance and other technical issues regarding your coach that are not covered in other Mechanic's Corner categories (ex. refrigerators, water heaters, and compressors).

Site Search:
Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #21  
Old 03-16-2015
Stick Miller's Avatar
Stick Miller Stick Miller is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Americus
Posts: 1,885
Default

I can't imagine a more trouble free improvement to my GMC motorhome than the macerator. Of course, I have a much smaller holding tank than on a BB. We are really not picky about what we put in the toilet and we pump out directly into the house toilet.

It is something almost all GMC owners have and use. The room savings with the garden hose vs the larger 3" pipe. Mine, as well as most, is permanently mounted.

Even if I had a large holding tank I'd do the macerator simply because it pumps where "no man dares to go."
__________________
Stick & Elise Miller
'84 1/2 PT36 - "Past Tents"
Americus, Georgia
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 03-17-2015
dmurdock's Avatar
dmurdock dmurdock is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cedar Park
Posts: 1,214
Default

When they built our house I had a cleanout added right next to the sidewalk
__________________
DuWayne & Shannon Murdock
Cedar Park, Texas
1995 BMC37 Sold
1984 FC35RB Sold
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 03-17-2015
DTW1086@cox.net's Avatar
DTW1086@cox.net DTW1086@cox.net is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mesa,
Posts: 1,787
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sweeperman View Post
I just pop the sewer man hole cover in my street its 5 feet from were I park my bird for the past 6+ years
I did that for several years when I had a class C, just parked it in the street instead of the driveway when I wanted to dump. Then I moved to a house where the sewer lines were under the alley instead of the street. No manhole handy but I had a sewer cleanout right inside my back fence. Hammer, cold chisel, voila, a tank dump appeared.
__________________
Dave Ward
Mesa, AZ
1980 FC 31 SB

THE SHORT BUS
(She's Just a Little Slow)
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 03-17-2015
GreenBird's Avatar
GreenBird GreenBird is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Trufant (stump fence capital)
Posts: 1,122
Default

Here's a rig I made up. Hacked up an extension cord to bring 12Vdc from the engine compartment. Use a garden hose to flush going back into the tank after first pump out. Do that a couple times and a lot more stuff comes out. I run a 3/4" garden hose into a standpipe in the basement. Problem is this unit has no auto shutoff and is not meant to be run dry so I have to pull up a stool and watch.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Macerator.jpg
Views:	154
Size:	213.2 KB
ID:	34464  
__________________
Leonard Campbell
Trufant, MI
1986 PT40
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 03-17-2015
JamesR's Avatar
JamesR JamesR is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Denton
Posts: 1,037
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GreenBird View Post
Problem is this unit has no auto shutoff and is not meant to be run dry so I have to pull up a stool and watch.
Wait.... What?.... Uh.... No pun intended?
__________________
James Ricks
Denton, Texas
1984 PT36
FMCA 387867
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 03-17-2015
GreenBird's Avatar
GreenBird GreenBird is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Trufant (stump fence capital)
Posts: 1,122
Default

Oops - actually it's a milk crate not a throne - more coffee please
__________________
Leonard Campbell
Trufant, MI
1986 PT40
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 03-17-2015
thudpilot1 thudpilot1 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Titusville
Posts: 332
Thumbs up super!

Used a macerator for many years with no problems - - except loose nut on controls!!!
Have it rigged so if macerator fails, we can still dump using "normal" hoses. Have a big STOP sign next to switch because if I don't take off leak cap or open black or gray tank, pressure may pop hose or ?? And it has - thus loose nut on controls!! Have learned to start dump on gray tank, then switch to black, shut off gray until black empty, then clear out with balance of gray water. Found that the gray get the blade moving before big blob or ?? can slow or stop motor - - have had NO stalls since using that procedure!
__________________

Ed & Carolyn Nowokunski
95BMC37 - Thunderchief
The Great Outdoors (TGO)
Titusville, Florida
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 03-17-2015
JD33's Avatar
JD33 JD33 is offline
prone to wandering
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Perth, ON
Posts: 2,223
Default

We had a macerator permanently mounted in the LX and now have one in the M380, no issues to date. makes dumping a lot simpler and cleaner for sure
__________________
Jim Doel
Birdless for the first time in many years!
Do not send PM
jimdoel@me.com
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 03-17-2015
folivier folivier is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Thibodaux
Posts: 56
Default

Another option is the Sewer Solution http://www.amazon.com/Valterra-SS01-...sewer+solution
It does take some running water to use and can't pump uphill as much as a macerator. But you can use 3/4" pvc pipe to extend it. And you can reverse the water flow into your tank to flush it out.
__________________
Forest Olivier
Gonzales, LA
1998 45' 2 slide Newell FOR SALE
2004 Z71
2013 RZR 570LE
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 03-17-2015
iamflagman's Avatar
iamflagman iamflagman is offline
(1943-2018) Forum Co-founder/Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hopkins
Posts: 11,506
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by folivier View Post
Another option is the Sewer Solution http://www.amazon.com/Valterra-SS01-...sewer+solution
It does take some running water to use and can't pump uphill as much as a macerator. But you can use 3/4" pvc pipe to extend it. And you can reverse the water flow into your tank to flush it out.

That was already discussed in post #7

Quote:
Originally Posted by Randy T View Post
I do not know why it would be illegal to add a 3” tap to the sewer..? It only ½ of a water closet.
I have a 3” sewer tap at my house, from when they added sewer and rerouted my septic tank lines many years ago, it is about 25’ and about 3’ uphill from where I park the ‘bird. My ‘bird came with one of these, http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...solution/16617, I bought some extra hose and have been able to dump my tanks using it.
__________________

JOHN FINN
FORUM MODERATOR-ADMINISTRATOR
1982 FC35RB
I'm NO EXPERT, but I did stay in the FINN'S INN EXPRESS last night
HOPKINS, SOUTH CAROLINA
VISIT THE FINN'S INN EXPRESS REMODELING ADVENTURE AND TECH. TIPS
I'M SO SLOW ON THE HILLS,THAT I GET TO SMELL THE FLOWERS AS I GO BY.....AND WATCH THEM GROW TOO!! NOT SO MUCH ANYMORE
Visit the WILD HARE RACING website
REMEMBER 9/11
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Macerator install JD33 'Bird Projects & Modifications 10 11-24-2012 11:18 AM
Macerator pump gcyeaw General 25 11-07-2012 08:30 AM
standard o-ring sizes for air solenoids DW SD PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 7 09-09-2010 09:29 PM
Macerator sewer systems Dennis General 19 08-04-2009 01:44 PM
One inch is the standard for steering mrdonut General 1 01-10-2008 02:39 PM

Web Search:

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.