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Sanistar Combines Space-Saving, Modern Design With Superb Water Savings, Using Only 1.1 gpf

EDISON, NEW JERSEY (SEPTEMBER 11, 2007) — The one-piece, wall-hung SANISTAR Macerating Toilet System from SFA Saniflo Inc. allows the home or business owner to create a new small bathroom or powder room wherever they need one, while saving both space and water. Read more...

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The space savings derives from the SANISTAR’S eye-catching Euro-contemporary design that combines a macerating pump and an electronically activated flushing mechanism into a single package. Measuring only 18 inches wide and 20-1/2 inches deep and with no external water tank, the self-contained wall-hung unit is ideal for tight spaces where installation space is at a premium.

SANISTAR saves water by using only 1.1 gallons per flush, instead of the standard 1.6 gpf. In addition to disposing waste from the toilet, the macerator inside can also pump water away from a nearby hand basin.

The system uses a one-inch, copper or plastic discharge pipe to pump effluent nine feet vertically, 100 feet horizontally, or a combination of both. (Note: A vertical run of three feet is equivalent to a horizontal run of 30 feet.)

How it works: Made of vitreous china, the SANISTAR works in much the same manner as Saniflo’s popular Saniplus unit, except that its pump and macerating unit are housed inside the fixture (rather than in a separate box for positioning behind the toilet). What follows is a step-by-step description of that flushing-macerating cycle:

  1. The flushing mechanism is activated with a pneumatic button atop the bowl.
  2. This triggers a timer and a solenoid valve, which fills and washes the sides of the bowl.
  3. The pump motor evacuates the bowl into the macerator, where the contents are quickly and quietly reduced…
  4. …and then pumped away through the discharge line.
  5. The motor stops after approximately 15 seconds, and the timer programs the refill of the bowl with fresh water, readying the system for its next use.

The SANISTAR can be mounted to any sturdy wall, using a wall-bracket system that is shipped with the unit. The bracket is equipped with adjustable feet, so that the unit can be positioned at the optimum height for the individual user – usually between 15 and 18 inches. On new construction, the SANISTAR can be built directly into the wall and mounted against 2-inch x 6-inch studs.

Like the rest of the Saniflo line, the SANISTAR permits the creation of a new powder room where none previously existed and therefore no drainage lines exist. Applications include: basements, attics or garages; beneath stairs or inside a newly remodeled space – wherever it is most convenient for the home or building owner. Gone is the need for costly excavation of the existing floor to make drainage connections, as required by conventional plumbing fixtures; or the creation of a raised floor to install a drain line, as required by systems using a sump or sewage ejector.

Code-Approved: The SANISTAR Macerating Toilet System has been certified by CSA to UL and CSA electrical standards. (CSA C22, and UL 788). Saniflo warranties the SANISTAR macerating unit, including its electrical components, for 24 months.



  • Dimensions (inches): 16H x 18W x 20.5D
  • Motor Type: Induction
  • Amperage: 9.0
  • Voltage: 110
  • Horsepower: 0.7
  • Head: 9 feet/3 meters
  • Volume: 7.62 gallons per minute
  • Pipe size discharge: 1 inch
  • Maximum temperature: 104°F/40°C


SFA SANIFLO INC. is the only manufacturer of its kind in North America, offering a complete line of macerating toilet systems for residential and commercial applications. Saniflo markets through independent sales agents throughout North America, and the product line is currently available at distributor and dealer locations throughout the United States and Canada.

For more information about SANISTAR, contact Saniflo at 1-800-571-8191. Or visit the Saniflo website at

For editorial assistance, including photography, contact John O’Reilly c/o LNC Communications: 815-469-9100 or [email protected]

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