The Sanivite model was designed to sustain the most demanding applications meant for drain pumps. Its pumping capabilities and unique design are why this range of pumps is preferred for heavy-duty applications.
The inside of the Sanivite is comprised of a pressure chamber, which starts and stops the unit, and the motor, which drives the pump.
When the water enters the Sanivite, it activates a micro switch in the pressure chamber, which starts the motor. The motor is sealed for life in an oil-filled enclosure. A spindle/shaft drives the impeller, and therefore the moving parts are kept to an absolute minimum. Water enters the chamber and is pumped away into the sanitary sewer.
The unit pumps the effluent upward to 16 feet or 150 feet horizontally (with gravity fall). Once the water is discharged and the water level in the container goes down, the micro switch deactivates the unit until water enters the unit again. A standard operating cycle for the Sanivite can be as short as 2 - 10 seconds depending upon the discharge pipe run configuration; power consumption is therefore minimal.
In addition to a sink, the Sanivite will also accept and discharge the wastewater from various sanitary fixtures such as a shower, bathtub, urinal, and a whirlpool. When adding a bathtub or shower, a base will have to be constructed. This base should be made out of a 2" x 6" (minimum) or 2” x 8” (recommended) on edge to allow for the installation of a P-trap and the required 1/4” per foot gravity flow towards the pump unit.
The Sanivite can also accept gray water from a washing machine through an indirect connection such as a laundry sink.
The wastewater from other sanitary fixtures is discharged into the Saivite via two 2 inch inlets on either side of the housing and an additional 1 1/2" inlet on the top of the unit. Depending on the discharge installation, the discharge elbow on top of the Saivite can be turned either to the left, to the right, or towards the back. A non-return valve, which comes already assembled on the discharge elbow, prevents backflow into the unit.
This unit has been designed with a vent connection on the lid. All plumbing codes require connection to a vent system. Please note that the vent system should be a two-way air vent. Mechanical vents, air admittance valves, or similar devices are not permitted as these are considered one-way air vent systems.
It is also highly recommended that the drain pump be connected to a Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI) circuit.
The Sanivite is small enough to fit comfortably inside a kitchen cabinet or vanity or inside the overhang of a whirlpool.