Retrofit pump kit for replacement facility sewage pumps

Designed to replace faulty sewage pumps and its components, the Sanipit 24GR offers a mess-free and reliable replacement solution.

By SFA Saniflo December 12, 2023
The Saniflo sanipit for replacement of faulty sewage pumps. Courtesy: Saniflo North America

SFA Saniflo, a division of Group SFA, the world leader in above-the-floor macerating, grinder, drain pumps and lifting stations, announced the launch of its new Sanipit 24GR retrofit pump kit.

Faulty sewage pumps continue to pose persistent challenges for plumbing contractors, such as high maintenance costs, float issues, and messy repairs. The launch of the Sanipit 24GR retrofit pump kit offers a built-in 1 HP grinder motor and air pressure mechanism that fits most 24-inch basins. With the ability to retrofit into 24-in. basins from Liberty Pumps, Zoeller and Myers, the pump kit offers versatility and compatibility with existing pump systems. The current basin stays in place while the Sanipit 24GRs retrofit cover easily adapts to it.

Thermo-magnetic motors: Key to SFA Saniflo’s solution is the utilization of short cycling, thermo-magnetic type motors, a feature incorporated into existing Saniflo pumps. This design caters to the specific needs of installers, while a complete package system meets the requirements of engineers and other specifiers, providing superior reliability, redundancy and a wastewater detection system.

While SFA Saniflo offers a heavy-duty, above-ground pump called the Sanicubic 1, it is not meant to be installed in existing sewage pump systems. By leveraging the benefits and features of the Sanicubic and incorporating them into the new retrofit pump, SFA Saniflo has created the solution that truly meets the needs of installers seeking a “white glove service” — an easily maintainable and replaceable solution without the mess associated with sewage and waste.

Mess-free replacement: One of the key differentiators of the Sanipit 24GR is its ability to create a dry cavity within the pit. Unlike other pumping systems that sit directly in sewage, SFA Saniflo’s design keeps the components and the motor separate, ensuring a hassle and mess-free experience for plumbing installers and service technicians.

The Sanipit 24GR boasts a range of top-of-the-line features, including a 2-inch discharge rubber adapter with a built-in check valve and a 2-inch vent rubber connection, direct access points for motor and air pressure switch inspection and replacement, as well as inspection and cleaning of pressure dip tubes.

Its fail-proof wastewater sensing mechanism with triple redundancy provides added reliability. A gasket that protects against odor and sewer gas ensures a sanitary and worry-free operation.

Other key features:

  • Pre-assembled, heavy-duty retrofit insert that easily fits 24 inch basins.

  • Easy access for maintaining all major internal components, including motor, grinder blade and pressure switches.

  • Powerful one horsepower motor, equipped with stainless steel grinder blade meant for residential and commercial applications. A built-in grinder motor and an efficient air pressure mechanism ensures smooth and uninterrupted wastewater flow, eliminating the hassle of frequent clogs and costly repairs.

  • Pumping distance up to 25 feet (maximum shutoff head: 33 feet).

  • External control panel and visual/audible alarm system.

  • Fail-proof air pressure switch system with triple redundancy: Float issues are a common source of frustration when dealing with sewage pumps. The Sanipit 24GR addresses this problem with its advanced triple-pressure switches, ensuring accurate and reliable control of the pump’s operation.

  • Wastewater detection system delivers a longer life expectancy without any maintenance.