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A Fine Slurry of Waste

 Macerate: to soften or break into pieces.



A macerating toilet, also called an upflush toilet system, houses a pump in the tank that chops materials before they are pushed on out the system. A macerating pump creates a fine slurry of waste and paper, sending it directly to the septic or sewer system.  

The macerating pump is a good choice when traditional plumbing just will not work. For instance, a bathroom addition in an under the stairs closet or on concrete flooring such is found in a basement make it difficult to install traditional toilets and require more money and cutting through concrete to install.  Basically, a macerating toilet is a cost effective and more simple solution to your family’s growing bathroom needs!  


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Hi David,

How many of these do you ever run across? I have not seen the first one.

Have a good day in Atlanta.

Best, Clint McKie

Posted by Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586 (Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections) over 5 years ago


 I do not see them very often at all. Some home inspector friends of mine up north have run across it some, though. 

Enjoy the desert sun!


Posted by Atlanta's Home Inspector, David Lelak IHI Home Inspections, Experience the IHI Difference (IHI Home Inspections 404-788-2581) over 5 years ago