Liberty Ascent II Macerating Up Flush Toilets: A Comprehensive Guide
When it comes to installing a toilet in areas where traditional plumbing options are not feasible, a Liberty Ascent II macerating up flush toilet can be a great solution. These toilets use a macerator pump to break down waste and pump it uphill, making it possible to install a toilet in basements, garages, and other locations where it would not be possible to use a gravity-fed sewer line. In this comprehensive guide, we will discuss the benefits of a Liberty Ascent II macerating up flush toilet, how it works, installation tips, and maintenance tips.
Benefits of a Liberty Ascent II Macerating Up Flush Toilet
One of the main benefits of a Liberty Ascent II macerating up flush toilet is its versatility. These toilets can be installed in a variety of locations where traditional plumbing options are not available or feasible, such as basements, garages, and even boats. Additionally, these toilets are cost-effective, as they do not require expensive plumbing modifications or installations.
Another benefit of a Liberty Ascent II macerating up flush toilet is that it can handle more than just toilet waste. With the addition of a macerating pump, these toilets can also handle waste from showers, sinks, and other bathroom fixtures, making them a great option for full bathroom installations in areas where traditional plumbing options are not feasible.
Performance: Powerful and quiet, the new RazorCut TM system with stainless steel blades provides superior cutting compared to other macerating toilets.
Appearance: Clean, compact and modular. The new CleanConnect TM seal system eliminates unsightly rubber couplers for connecting the toilet to the macerator box. Rear exiting discharge and vent connectors conceal piping when exiting directly to a wall.
Serviceability: Designed with a new removable access cover, the Ascent TM II is completely serviceable without removing the macerating unit from the toilet or disconnecting plumbing!
How a Liberty Ascent II Macerating Up Flush Toilet Works
A Liberty Ascent II macerating up flush toilet works by breaking down waste and pumping it uphill using a macerator pump. When waste is flushed down the toilet, it enters a holding tank where it is mixed with water and broken down by the macerator pump. Once the waste is broken down, it is pumped uphill and out of the holding tank through a discharge pipe.
Installation Tips for a Liberty Ascent II Macerating Up Flush Toilet
Installing a Liberty Ascent II macerating up flush toilet is relatively simple, but there are a few key things to keep in mind. Here are some installation tips to consider:
1. Choose the Right Location
Before installing your Liberty Ascent II macerating up flush toilet, it's important to choose the right location. Make sure the location is close to a power outlet (GFCI receptacle) within range of the macerator’s 8 ft power cord and has access to a water supply. Additionally, consider the location of the discharge pipe and ensure it can be installed without causing damage to the surrounding area. Never discharge directly into an open drain, fixture, manhole or rainwater drainpipe. The unit should be accessible and removable in the event of required maintenance
2. Install the Macerating Pump
Once you have chosen the location for your Liberty Ascent II macerating up flush toilet, the next step is to install the macerating pump. This pump is responsible for breaking down waste and pumping it uphill. Make sure the pump is installed correctly and securely.
3. Connect the Toilet and Other Fixtures
After the macerating pump is installed, you can connect the toilet and other bathroom fixtures, such as showers and sinks, to the system. This is done using PVC pipes and connectors, and it's important to ensure all connections are secure and watertight. Tub/Shower: Water height will be 4½ inches in the macerator tank before the unit starts pumping. A shower stall floor must be well above this level. Liberty Pumps recommends at least 6–8 inches to ensure proper shower drainage and prevent any backflow.
4. Connect the Discharge Pipe
Once the toilet and other fixtures are connected, the final step is to connect the discharge pipe. This pipe carries the waste uphill and away from the holding tank. Make sure the discharge pipe is installed correctly and securely, and use a check valve to prevent any wastewater from flowing back into the system. The discharge pipe should connect to a gravity line or septic system. To pump vertically and horizontally, calculate 3 ft of vertical lift as equivalent to 30 ft of horizontal run. Each bend or change of direction gives a pressure drop, which must be calculated into the total head of the unit. As an estimate, reduce discharge height by 3 ft for each 90° bend.
5. Connect the Electrical Supply
Finally, you'll need to connect the electrical supply to the macerator. This can be done by plugging the macerator into a nearby electrical outlet or by hardwiring it into your home's electrical system.
Maintenance Tips for a Liberty Ascent II Macerating Up Flush Toilet
Proper maintenance is essential to ensure that your Liberty Ascent II macerating up flush toilet continues to function properly. Here are some maintenance tips to consider:
1. Regularly Clean the Holding Tank
To prevent buildup of waste and debris in the holding tank, it's important to clean it regularly. You can do this by flushing the system with clean water or using a tank-cleaning product specifically designed for macerating up flush toilets.
2. Check for Leaks
Regularly check the connections and pipes for any leaks or damage. If you notice any leaks, it's important to fix them immediately to prevent any damage to your home or the surrounding area.
3. Use Proper Toilet Paper
When using a Liberty Ascent II macerating up flush toilet, it's important to use toilet paper that is specifically designed for use with macerating systems. This will help prevent clogs and other issues.
4. Avoid Flushing Non-Flushable Items
To avoid clogs and other issues, it's important to only flush toilet paper and human waste down the toilet. Avoid flushing non-flushable items, such as feminine hygiene products, wipes, and paper towels.
5. Schedule Regular Maintenance
To ensure that your Liberty Ascent II macerating up flush toilet is functioning properly, it's a good idea to schedule regular maintenance with a professional plumber or maintenance technician. They can inspect the system for any issues and perform any necessary repairs or maintenance such as macerating blade replacement.
Q. Can a Liberty Ascent II macerating up flush toilet handle waste from multiple bathroom fixtures?
Yes, with the addition of a macerating pump, a Liberty Ascent II macerating up flush toilet can handle waste from multiple bathroom fixtures, including showers, sinks, and other fixtures.
Q. How much does a Liberty Ascent II macerating up flush toilet cost?
The cost of a Liberty Ascent II macerating up flush toilet varies depending on the specific model and features, but generally ranges from around $1,100 to $1,500.
Q. Are Liberty Ascent II macerating up flush toilets environmentally friendly?
While Liberty Ascent II macerating up flush toilets use more water than some other types of toilets, they can be more environmentally friendly than traditional plumbing options in certain situations, as they can eliminate the need for costly and environmentally damaging plumbing modifications.
Q. Is Liberty Ascent II macerating ADA compliant?
A. Yes, Liberty Ascent II meets ADA Standards ANSI 117.1. ASME A112.3.4 & B45.9. 1.28 Gallons per Flush