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TurboFlush vs WaterEasy

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Hadventurous, 5 Feb 2018.

  1. Hadventurous

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    I am installing a new bathroom and am considering two options for the macerator unit...

    I can install a more powerful but older unused (brand new) TurboFlush T11 850 Watt. Or a newer WaterEasy (TurboFlush) 550 Watt model from screwfix?

    The price difference is £100 (the newer one more expensive and has a one year guarantee).

    Part of me likes the guarantee... The other part of me thinks the more powerful one would be better... Its for a small cloakroom in a house with two sensible adults who won't over abuse it.

    Should I pay the £100 extra for the guarantee or save £100 and buy a more powerful model?
     
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  3. dilalio

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    Are you/they aware of the connotations of having one of these things fitted?

    Can you not get it onto a normal 4” connection?

    If you must, then Saniflo.
     
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    Thanks for that. I cannot get the fall on the 4”. It’s for a small under stairs cloakroom and i wish I could.

    I was informed that the higher the wattage he better and as I can’t afford the expensive SaniPro a less expensive but powerful TurboFlush would be fine. screwfix reviews are good?
     
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    Are you aiming for the much quoted 1:40 fall ? Less is fine , depending on your layout. IMHO a saniflow is a LAST resort ;)
     
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    Thought the older T11 was 600w tbh and depending on the exact age some parts are no longer available for it, the Watereasy replaced the T11 &T12 Turbo range and they are the cheap end of the range hence the shorter warranty as they are not a true Saniflo. Would avoid fitting any macerator if you can and avoid the Watereasy if you can. You mention the Pro so is it wc, basin & shower in the room?
     
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    You don`t need higher watts to chop up paper & poo.
     
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    What’s the minimal drop? It’s going under stairs (toilet and basin) and I can’t lift the toilet to get the drop. Whilst 4” would fit It would be almost flat for most of the run, I’d get a bit of lift initially with a macerator to get the fall. Furthermore I’d imagine having to plumb the sink into this for part of the run as I definitely don’t have room for two pipes.

    I wanted more power in case something was accidentally flushed...
     
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    240v macerator motors are low toque motors anything accidentally flushed is going to cause a problem.
     
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    There's a recent post on here, one got blocked with too much toilet paper and it was a strip down to sort out iirc?.
     
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    Tbh we weren't told what sort of tissue paper it was and some disolve quicker than others plus it was a ball of scrunched up paper.
     
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    Whilst the rule is 1:40 I`ve seen much lower work ok. Go too steep and problems of water draining but not waste can occur. Just make sure the flush valve releases a good flush of 6L of water.
     
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    A plan sketch of the install with dimensions/distances would help us help you.
     
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    Here is a plan... my art I know...

    I could probably get away if I run it 1:40 to garden and then make the gradient less with an access point in the garden?
     

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    I couldn’t raise the toilet due to the stairs (there is already low headroom) and the house and garden are level.
     
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    Where does the sewer run?
     
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