Installing a SaniFlo

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SaniFlo produce a range of macerator pumps that enable you to add a kitchen, bathroom or utility room almost anywhere in the house. The range includes units that can be used with the following appliances: toilets, wash basins, baths, showers, power-showers, bidets, washing machines, dishwashers and sinks. The range also includes SaniFlo units that can accept waste from multiple appliances and ones that can pump waste vertically and horizontally for extended distances.

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The old broken SaniFlo Unpacking the new unit

The old broken SaniFlo

Unpacking the new unit

A view of the blades inside the macerator Disconnecting and emptying the old SaniFlo

A view of the blades inside the macerator

Disconnecting and emptying the old SaniFlo

Deciding on a location

When deciding on a location for your SaniFlo, remember that it will need a 230V electrical supply and that the waste from the SaniFlo will need to be removed via a small bore pipe. This pipe will be 22mm in most cases. Country & Town can help you choose a suitable location and are able to install the unswitched electrical connection and the waste pipe run to the soil stack.

Taking the old Saniflo off for recycling Old unit removed showing unblocked and cleaned waste pipe

Taking the old SaniFlo off for recycling

Old unit removed showing unblocked and cleaned waste pipe

New SaniFlo with connections added Connecting the outlet from the pump to the waste pipe

New SaniFlo with connections added

Connecting the outlet from the pump to the waste pipe

Ten rules when installing a SaniFlo

  1. All horizontal discharge pipes should have a minimum fall of 1:100

  2. If a vertical run of pipe is needed this should be at the start of the run and within 30cm of the SaniFlo unit, then see rule 1

  3. Bends in pipework should be long and smooth not tight elbows

  4. Pipes entering the SaniFlo should have a gravity fall greater than 1:33

  5. When installing pipes that fall to the floor below, an air admittance valve capable of withstanding 10psi, should be fitted at the highest point, or pipe size should be increased to prevent siphoning

  6. If more than one SaniFlo is installed each should have a discharge pipe which runs separately to the soil pipe

  7. Units should be easily accessible, with any boxing in being easily removed for maintenance and the connection between the WC spigot and wall should not exceed 150mm

  8. If close coupled toilet is fitted, then dimensions do vary and a spacer may need to be inserted between the cistern and wall

  9. The SaniFlo unit should be positioned behind the toilet and not underneath it

  10. The electrical connection should be made using an unswitched fixed wire connection with a 5 amp fuse

Making the electrical connections Connecting the cables in the metal clad socket

Making the electrical connections

Connecting the cables in the metal clad socket

New SaniFlo SaniPack New SaniFlo in place and ready use

New SaniFlo SaniPack

New SaniFlo in place and ready use

Problems with your SaniFlo

When correctly installed SaniFlo units are quite and economical to run. All products are tested and approved by the British Board of Agrement and come with a ‘SaniFlo’ / ‘Groupe SFA’ two year guarantee.

If you are experiencing a problem with your SaniFlo, check the 5amp fuse in the unswitched connector before you call for service.

Call us to discuss your requirements, whether it is removing and replacing an existing unit or installing a new SaniFlo. Please note that we supply and install SaniFlo units, we do not dismantle and repair faulty units.

 

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