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Old 11.01.2011, 08:45
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Macerators - are they legal here?

maybe a silly question, but can you get them here, are they legal?? I've not seen them in any of the usual shops (jumbo, coop home and hobby etc) I'd like to add an extra bathroom in our house but in there wisdom the previous owners never extended the soil stack from the ground floor and I really don't want to rip apart the recently refurbished bathroom.
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Old 11.01.2011, 11:16
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Re: Macerators - are they legal here?

anyone??

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Old 11.01.2011, 11:26
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Re: Macerators - are they legal here?

To be honest when I read the thread title I read it as "Moderators - are they legal here"

In truth I have no idea at all what a Macerator is, let alone whether such things are legal here - time for me to get googling I guess
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Old 11.01.2011, 11:27
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Re: Macerators - are they legal here?

Well, there you go ... never knew the name for a macerator before this, and now I do!

Sorry, but have never seen them in Switzerland ... so no idea if they're legal or not, or where they're available.
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Old 11.01.2011, 11:29
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Re: Macerators - are they legal here?

I can get one from the uk no problem, but I think swiss toilets have a different outlet size too, so it would be less gief to get one here if they are available, the legal bit is a secondry concern
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Old 11.01.2011, 11:30
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Re: Macerators - are they legal here?

Here is a link to a company in CH that supplies them, so assume they are allowed.
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Old 11.01.2011, 11:31
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Re: Macerators - are they legal here?

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Here is a link to a company in CH that supplies them, so assume they are allowed.

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Old 11.01.2011, 11:35
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To be honest when I read the thread title I read it as "Moderators - are they legal here"

In truth I have no idea at all what a Macerator is, let alone whether such things are legal here - time for me to get googling I guess
Moderator: They dispose of unwanted cr*p from places where it would otherwise linger.

Macerator: They dispose of unwanted cr*p from places where it would otherwise linger.
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Re: Macerators - are they legal here?

Friends of ours have just bought a house and one of the bathrooms has a macerator. So presume they are allowed.
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Re: Macerators - are they legal here?

Thanks Glendyn - we were looking too. Brilliant.

Would a moderator come much cheaper though?
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Old 11.01.2011, 12:20
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Re: Macerators - are they legal here?

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To be honest when I read the thread title I read it as "Moderators - are they legal here"

In truth I have no idea at all what a Macerator is, let alone whether such things are legal here - time for me to get googling I guess
All you had to do was to check the tags on this thread......

BTW.....being a macerator service technician must be a unpleasant job
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Old 11.01.2011, 12:33
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Re: Macerators - are they legal here?

Why do I keep getting the word Macerator and Moderator confused everytime I see this thread...

I think they may have a lot in common
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Old 11.01.2011, 12:43
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All you had to do was to check the tags on this thread......

BTW.....being a macerator service technician must be a unpleasant job
I worked on a commercial deep sea fishing boat, basically taking landlubbers out to get seasick and/or drunk. Big sign on the macerator equipped toilet "NO TAMPONS!". We had a pipe wrench and extra long needle nose pliers handy at all times... clogged at least once per trip .
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Re: Macerators - are they legal here?

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Thanks Glendyn - we were looking too. Brilliant.

Would a moderator come much cheaper though?
The trouble is moderators aren't around 24/7 ... while I admit they are blindingly fast here, do you really want to take the chance of some of your motions not being passed from the house for a few hours?
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Old 11.01.2011, 13:10
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Re: Macerators - are they legal here?

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Would a moderator come much cheaper though?

got a price list from here, they start at 1300chf

same model in the uk is £250 (www.screwfix.com) just get a 40mm to 32mm pipe reducer at the same time and your good to go (literally)
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Re: Macerators - are they legal here?

Switzerlanded Factor = CHF / (GBP Price x Exch rate) = 1300/(250*1.5) = 3.46
Wow!
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Re: Macerators - are they legal here?

they are even cheaper in france, so I'll be taking a trip soon
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got a price list from here, they start at 1300chf

same model in the uk is £250 (www.screwfix.com) just get a 40mm to 32mm pipe reducer at the same time and your good to go (literally)
I get it: If you have an urge to macerate, you go get a screwfix?
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