Drain Pump Removes Gray Water from Commercial Applications

The Sanicom 1 drain pump handles up to 194F water, making it ideal for commercial kitchen applications.

The Sanicom 1 drain pump handles up to 194F water, making it ideal for commercial kitchen applications.

With its resistance to high water temperatures and its ability to directly connect to high-efficiency washing machines, the 1-horsepower Sanicom 1 simplex drain pump from Saniflo is designed to pump gray water away from commercial applications, such as restaurants.

The Sanicom 1 handles up to 194F water, making it ideal for commercial kitchen applications where dishwashers must operate at high temperatures to meet health and sanitation standards.

Other applications that can benefit from the Sanicom 1 are high efficiency washing machines used in commercial applications, which can connect directly into the pump, rather than indirectly through a laundry tray, eliminating the extra cost and installation of a utility sink. In addition, the unit is designed to withstand liquids with highly acidic properties, such as wastewater from processing applications.


The Sanicom 1 is capable of handling multiple gray water fixtures simultaneously, including commercial dishwashers, washing machines and other wastewater applications.

Gray water enters through one of two side inlets, both measuring 2-inches, before being pumped to the drain line through a 1-inch rigid discharge pipe, which can remove up to 33 gallons per minute (gpm). The system includes a rubber discharge elbow that adapts to the discharge pipe and can be rotated 360 degrees, as well as a non-return valve.

Sanicom 1 is able to discharge gray water up to 25 feet vertically, 250 feet horizontally, or a combination of both. (A vertical run of 3 feet is equal to a horizontal run of 30 feet.) It should be noted that when draining wastewater into the pump through either of the side inlets, an external check valve (not supplied) needs to be installed. The 1-horsepower motor and a non-clogging impeller design allow the unit to pass laundry lint and other small solids up to 3/8 inches in diameter.

The unit vents through a 1-1/4-inch vent connection located on top. A two-way air vent should be used to allow free air flow both ways.

Install it Anywhere

Unlike conventional plumbing installations, which may involve the breaking through concrete to connect to a drain line, the Sanicom 1 above-floor plumbing system allows for a dishwasher or washing machine wherever needed.

The two side inlets are located close to the floor, helping to speed installation by reducing the height at which floor-level plumbing fixtures must sit to achieve proper drainage.

Sanicom 1 Gray Water Pump Specifications:

  • Dimensions (inches): 13-inches-high by 24-inches-wide by 9-inches-deep
  • Motor type: Induction
  • Power supply: 120 volts – 60 hertz
  • Horsepower: 1 hp
  • Discharge flow rate: 17 gpm at 25-feet; 33 gpm at 3-feet
  • Discharge pipe diameter: 1-inch
  • Vent pipe diameter: 1-1/4-inches
  • Inlets: 2- by 2-inches (side inlets), 1-1/4-inches (top)
  • Maximum temperature: 194F/90C
  • Weight: 22 pounds
  • Certification: UL/CSA for the United States and Canada, respectively

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