Saniflo Saniaccess 3 Macerator Pump - 1902
£397.98 (Inc. VAT)
How it Compares To The Competition
- Compatible with WC and wash basin.
- Suitable for domestic applications.
A standard household usually has only one WC / bathroom that has just a single soil pipe to take the waste away and that is normally at the back of the house. Therefore, if you are looking to install a shower in a basement renovation, an ensuite bathroom, or a cloakroom toilet under the stairs, but don’t have direct access to the conventional drainage system, then macerator pumping systems offer the optimal solution.
A macerator is an appliance which grinds up waste into smaller pieces and then turns it into a slurry. This makes it easier to pump into the sewage system. They give you the freedom to install a WC and basin in any situation where it is either impossible or impractical to install a conventional gravity based waste discharge pipework.
Macerators are used even as far as Antarctica. Research stations with an average summer population of more than 30 inhabitants must use them as a minimum treatment level before waste can be discarded into the sea.
You may worry that they encourage bad smells in the bathroom or might be difficult to clean but as long as the unit is used and installed correctly you will not get any nasty surprises.
The macerator is automatically activated by incoming water. The water is forced through the discharge pipe and then the non-return valves. These prevent the water from returning back into the unit.
Normal WC cleaners are compatible for general cleaning purposes. Brands which create high amounts of foam should be avoided as they could cause temporary difficulties in the pumping operation.
Features and Benefits for the Saniflo Saniaccess 3 Macerator Pump:
- Suitable for bathrooms with an IP44 rating.
- Suitable for connecting to and removing waste from a number of appliances in an ensuite such as a WC, a washbasin, a shower and bidet.
- Saniflo units are usually installed behind a WC with a horizontal outlet spigot which conforms to BS EN 33 or 37.
- Designed for easy servicing through convenient covers on the unit and easy maintenance without the need to remove the unit.
- Night time noisy macerators is a thing of the past with the Saniaccess 3. It uses noise reducing technology with only a 45dB noise level.
- Two low level side connection inlets, one of which can be bunged if the unit is only required for a single use.
- Suitable for new installations.
Unit Technical Data:
- Average temperature: 35 Degrees Centigrade
- Electrical Supply: 220-240 /50
- Iso: EN 12050-3
- Wattage: 400w
- Motor RPM-2800 RPM
- Discharge pipe diameter: 22/28/32mm
- Vertical Discharge: 5m
- Horizontal Discharge: 100m
- Height: 333mm
- Width: 494mm
- Depth: 169mm
Mind The Gap!
Depending on the design of your toilet, older style macerator designs with the WC connection in the centre (like this Saniflo model) may push the cistern away from the wall far enough to leave a gap.
This can easily be resolved by the addition of a wooden batten between the wall and the cistern as shown.
Saniflo Do Not Accept Returns
If your Saniflo macerator is faulty then you will need to call out an approved Saniflo engineer. Saniflo will not accept returned product for hygiene reasons and require any fault to be verified on site by the engineer. Engineers aim to be with you in 48 hours although longer delays are possible
5 Saniflo Problems and How To Fix Them
You may not need to replace an old Saniflo unit. Below are five common problems associated with Saniflo brand macerators and some quick tips on how you can fix them.
The Saniflo Is Giving Off a Terrible Smell !
Bad smells can be due to a build-up of limescale and human waste in the 2-3 inches of water that’s always left in the Saniflo. Other Macerator brands have self-cleaning technology, but Saniflo’s need to be descaled regularly. If you’ve never descaled your macerator then you may have to do this a few times to clear the smell.
The Saniflo Keeps Tripping The Electrics
If your Saniflo is tripping the electrics, it usually means that water is getting into it and leads to the circuit shutting off to avoid any other damages, or there’s a loose wire. Always make sure the electrics are off before you inspect the pump. If there’s an issue with the motor seal, then call a certified Saniflo engineer to repair it. If the motor is worn or faulty, this unfortunately means that you’ll have to purchase a new macerator.
Saniflo Leaks During Operation
One reason for your Saniflo leaking from the vent could be that there is a big build up of waste inside which will have to be manually removed.
It’s also possible that the motor is nearing the end of its life and can’t work as hard as it used to. This would mean the whole macerator should be replaced.
The rubber waste outlet could have shrunk because of too much toilet cleaner. If water is spraying out the vent, you will need to replace the rubber waste outlet.
The Saniflo Starts On its Own!
There could be a few reasons as to why your pump keeps starting on its own throughout the day and night: (Excluding the possibility of a ghost!)
The microswitch is misfiring because it keeps thinking the tank is full – you will have to manually remove the waste between the switch and the tank floor and then reset the pump. If the rubber membrane is damaged, waste can then get into the switch and cause a problem. In this case, you will have to purchase a new rubber membrane and switch.
Saniflo Vibrates & Buzzes Loudly
If when flushing the toilet you hear a horrible vibrating noise, there’s probably something that has been lodged in the macerator blade. Turn off the Saniflo and remove the lid. If you see an obstruction straight away, remove it. If the foreign object is in the blade you can remove it using small pliers.
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