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panahead 05-02-2009 11:40 AM

pump sewage uphill?
i am building a new cabin in the mountains and have a existing septic tank that is aprx. 200' from the new cabin and the new cabin is aprx. 10' below the grade of the existing septic tank... i am looking for the simplest... maintenance free way of connecting the new toilete to the existing septic tank... i am off grid and use solar and have a back up generator... but was wondering if there might be a system the uses water to pump it uphill to the tank instead of a electric pump? my water is via a spring with my holding tank aprx. 150' above the cabins... so i have around 80psi of water pressure... can anyone help me with some ideas?
thanks in advance,

majakdragon 05-02-2009 03:03 PM

I am only aware of one type water powered pump. It is a sump pump but you would need a macerating (grinding) pump for solids. This type also uses 2 gallons of water to pump one gallon. You may want to check out the Sani-flo website since they make macerating toilets with pumps. Not cheap, but may be your answer.

panahead 05-02-2009 04:17 PM

maybe i should ask... what are my options? so far what i have seen are variations of a holding tank then a sump pump that sends the waste up hill... "Quik Jon"or with or without a grinder or a grinding macerator with a sump pump (ie: used in boats etc) what manufacturers are best.. the most reliable... does the system smell? how noisy is it? how long does the pump run? etc... etc...


panahead 05-02-2009 04:50 PM

or maybe something like this?

Little Giant 9S-SMPX-LG, Unassembled Package w/ 20" x 30" Poly Basin, 1 Piece Cover w/Bolt-On Flanges - 9S 4/10 HP Sewage pump, 2" Discharge, 2" Check (509108)

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