Grinder pump.

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    I think it will be more than enough. We have one at the new house that runs the whole house in about a 200 gallon tank. Where we live the last 3 houses are below the line and one was needed to do a connection to the towns line with I’m guessing a good 6 feet or more of lift. They are amazing they will grind up a leather glove. The only problem I have had is getting the floats to work right. Stuff builds up on the tank wall and the float will sometimes stick when taking a shower or something where the water level is slowly changing most of the time a toilet flush will do the job if the alarm goes off. I have played with it a bit but haven’t really got down in there to fix it.
     
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    That is not a Grinder. Grinders are like Garbage Disposals. That one said it can pass 1-1/2 solids which would have a two vane or vortex or similar impeller. They would probably work for you, but don't be mislead by the Grinder specs. Grinders are outrageously expensive.
     
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    So would you limit some products that might get flushed?
     
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    I wouldn't want to give you any bad advise, since I don't do sewage. I do sell some of the pumps and do know how they work, but not having experience with them anymore than talking to my friend that does sewage I am probably not the one to advise you. I do know you can plug either one up if something foreign is flushed. Like Rubber Duckies etc. Sanitary napkins are a no no also. It's also a good idea to test toilet paper in water to see how or if it will bio degrade.
     
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    If the pump is only a sewage pump and not a grinder pump that naming is quite misleading and I believe the pricing points that out. I looked at the PDF manual and it shows a volute chamber and not a grinding chamber. A true grinder like I have is more in the 750 to 1000 price range.

    http://www.sumppumpsdirect.com/sump-pump-style-reviews/5-sewage-pump-reviews.html

    Sorry for the misleading reply earlier I was going by the name and it looks quite the same as a grinder. If you intend to run all waste thru it to move it on to a sewer line I think you need the grinder type.
     
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    Thanks guys I have sent this link to the home owner, may be we can talk her into joining.
    Hi; Lynn.
     
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    Hi speedbump if you can not give bad advice on the A true grinder like I have is more in the 750 to 1000 price range. If you intend to run all waste thru it to move it on to a sewer line I think you need the grinder type.
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    hope you all find your great grinder pump here
     
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