Saniflo Sanicubic 2 VX Pump
The Sanicubic 2 VX is a 1.5 HP heavy duty duplex Vortex system used to pump away waste water from several bathrooms and fixtures from an entire building structure. This system is able to discharge the waste up to 36 feet vertical and/or 328 feet horizontal. It incorporates a Vortex system which is ideal for uncontrolled environments in both residential and commercial applications (ie. rental unit, offices, warehouses, etc). The Sanicubic 2 VX is designed to handle sanitary products that may have been flushed down the toilet; such may consist of condoms, sanitary napkins, q-tips, dental floss, etc. as well as large diameter solids.
This system consists of two 1.5-HP motors housed inside a compact but highly durable plastic enclosure. Each independently operating grinder has its own high-performance grinding system: a fast-rotating cutting blade to reduce solids in the wastewater stream from toilets, tubs and showers, sinks, washing machines, dishwashers, etc.
The Sanicubic 2 VX operation is as simple as the installation. The effluent enters the pump through one of five different inlets – one on either side of the unit at the bottom and three along the top. The inlets can accommodate 1-1/2” or 4” diameter pipes. As soon as the wastewater level reaches the trigger point, the pumping system activates. The effluent is then pumped out through 1-1/2” diameter rigid pipe connected on the top of the pump. Maximum pumping distances are 36 Ft vertically and/or 328 Ft horizontally.
The inside of the Sanicubic 2 VX comprises of a couple of pressure switches and a circuit board assembly, which starts and stops the unit, and of a couple of motors, which drive the Vortex impeller and the pump. The motors are sealed for life in an oil filled enclosure. A common spindle/shaft drives the impeller. The moving parts therefore are kept to an absolute minimum. Water, organic waste matter and large diameter solids that enter the enclosure are reduced to slurry and are picked up by the impeller mounted beneath the motor.
The two Vortex impellers inside the Sanicubic 2 VX are engineered to operate alternately. They each take turns handling the wastewater so that neither is more heavily used over time than the other. However, if either pump ceases to operate, the other pump will run full-time until servicing can eliminate the problem.
One of the many features of the Sanicubic 2 VX, is the smart-pump operation. A single pump is able to handle up to 145 GPM (2'') or 250 GPM (4'') both motors in operation. If the incoming rate is higher than the discharge rate, the pump automatically signals the “overload” stage. This will activate the second pump and both pumps will operate simultaneously until the condition is alleviated. When both pumps are in operation, the discharge rate increases roughly 80%. In this event, a visual LED alarm on the control panel will switch to red as well as the audible alarm will go off.
Note that the effluent pipe leading into the pump has to be installed with the required ¼” per foot gravity flow. There must be a 12” height difference (from pump to connecting fixture) if the drain is connected to the bottom inlet.
The wastewater from other sanitary fixtures is discharged into the Sanicubic 2 VX via five 1½-inch or 4” inlets, on either side of the housing and on the top of the enclosure. The internal discharge pipes come equipped with check valves that prevent back flow into the unit. Isolating valves (ball, gate valves) must be installed on waste inlets and on the discharge pipe to ensure that any service/maintenance may be carried out safely.
This unit has been designed with a 2-1/2” vent connection on the top of the enclosure. All plumbing codes require connection to a vent system. Please note that the vent system should be a two-way air vent. The use of mechanical vents, air admittance valves or similar devices are not permitted as these are considered one-way air vent systems.
The Sanicubic 2 VX is IP68 rated for possible submergence which eliminates any potential water damage to internal components. It comes equipped with an external control panel as well as a visual and audible alarm system (15' long wire).