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Removing a macerator

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Liam Pike, 22 Mar 2018.

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  1. Liam Pike

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    Hi,

    I've just moved into a new property and the bathroom has a macerator that takes all the waste water out of it. From there the run is about 8 metres horizontally out to the waste pipe.

    I know next to nothing about plumbing but I do know that macerators are an absolute nightmare. As such I'd like to remove it completely. I was just wondering whether this would be feasible or not. Has anyone tried something like this before?

    Thanks
    Liam
     
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    110mm diameter and a downward slope all the way - see if you have a suitable routing.

    But maybe not if the previous owner used a shyte-gobbler
     
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    Presumably this is not the main bathroom. Do you want to keep it as a bathroom or convert it to something else? Cupboard is OK. Shower room with no loo is also a possibility.

    Personally I’d say that “absolute nightmare” is over-the-top. Just make sure the users are well-trained, i.e. it’s not used by visitors, and resident women are told that unblocking is their job.
     
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    In my case, fitting a macerator in a newly created downstairs loo compared to digging up my drive, forming manholes and breaking into the sewer pipe had a cost differential of around £3K so it was a no-brainer.
     
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    Thinking 6m is the max or is that for something else? (Sub stack?).
     
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    Removing a macerator!

    More fun than putting one in :LOL:
     
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    Unfortunately it's the only bathroom in the flat hence why I'm so keen on removing it!
     
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    If there is a feasible route for a 110mm pipe, with a fall all the way, then that would be by far, a superior solution. If the macerator has been fitted for convenience of installation previously, if its been fitted as there is no practical route for a 110mm pipe, then I think you may be stuck with it. :cry:
     
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    Thought building regs said every dwelling must have access to bathroom on main drainage.
     
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    Not sure I've seen it in the regs, but always been an unwritten rule I think. If we get a job in that involves 'loss of toilets' its gets immediate priority.
     
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    This is what I was told a long time ago and it makes sense to me as in say somebody converts a large house into flats, what are you going to do if there is a power cut?
    (Expecting the usual comedians to appear). :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Sh1t in a bucket!

    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    Andy
     
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    Quite a few HMO’s are occupied by those for who that is the norm and quite accepted in their country of origin :whistle:
     
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  17. I would find that preferable to a shyte masher in the house
     
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