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 Spec Sheet   Install Manual

Saniflo Sanicom 1 Drain Pump

 The Sanicom 1 drain pump is used to pump gray water away from a variety of fixtures in commercial and residential applications. The system is able to discharge the waste up to 25 feet vertical and/or 250 feet horizontal. This model was designed to sustain the toughest applications from commercial applications where hot water can be an issue as it is capable of handling up to 194°F. 

The Sanicom 1 model was designed to sustain the toughest applications meant for gray water pumps.  Its pumping capabilities and unique design are the reason why these range of pumps are preferred for heavy duty applications.

The inside of the Sanicom 1 comprises of a pressure switch and a circuit board assembly, which starts and stops the unit, a powerful 1-HP motor, which in turn 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 25 feet and/or 250 feet horizontally (with gravity fall).  Once the water is discharged and the water level in the container goes down, the pressure switch deactivates the unit until water enters the unit again.  A normal operating cycle for the Sanicom 1 can be as short as 2 - 10 seconds depending upon the discharge pipe run configuration; power consumption is therefore minimal.

The Sanicom 1 handles up to 194°F water, making it perfect for commercial kitchen applications where dishwashers must operate at exceptionally high temperatures to meet health and sanitation standards. In addition, the unit is specially designed to withstand liquids with highly acidic properties, such as wastewater from processing applications.  Its important to use the proper pipe rated for high temperature on the discharge as well as for the inlets. 

The waste water from other sanitary fixtures is discharged into the Sanicom 1 via two 2-inch inlets, on either side of the housing.  The discharge elbow on top of the Sanicom1 can be turned either to the left, to the right, or towards the back, depending on the discharge installation.  A non-return valve, provided with the system, prevents back flow into the unit. 

This unit has been designed with a vent connection on 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.

It is also highly recommended for the gray water pump to be connected to a Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI) circuit.


The Sanicom 1 has been certified to American and Canadian Standards.  US: CSA Certified & IAPMO (UPC) listed - ASME A112.3.4, CA: CSA B45.9 / UL778 6th Ed / PS 52-2009e1

Part number 018
Max. horizontal discharge 25 ft
Max. vertical discharge 250 ft
Voltage 120 V
Frequency 60 Hz
Amperage 8.3 Amps (Max)
Motor 1.3 HP oil-filled thermally protected motor
Capacitor rating 45 microfarad
Operating temperature 194°F
Power cord length 50 inches
Noise level (measured at 3 ft.) ≤ 68 dBA (Lp)
Discharge pipe diameter 1"
Discharge rate at 15 ft @25 Ft : 22 GPM
Discharge rate at 3 ft 50 GPM
Shut-off head 44 ft
Normal running time 4-6 Seconds (Short bursts)
Capacity 2.75 gallons / 10.4 liters
Inlets diameters 2” (sides)
Ventilation diameter 1–1⁄4” vent (top)
Type of activation Pressure switch/ circuit board
Shower/bath base height 10” min
Weight 22 lbs / 10 kg
Certifying agencies CSA (IPC, NSPC), IAPMO (UPC)

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