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Sanifos 280GR In-ground Pump

The Sanifos 280GR is a packaged sewerage pumping station designed for smaller single dwelling use such as granny flats. 

It is an efficient solution where gravity reliant sewerage systems are not possible due to limited site access and site constraints such as property sloping away from the sewer infrastructure.

Key Features
  • Ideal for small single dwelling residential or small commercial applications
  • Tough reliable cutter pump suitable for heavy usage
  • Compact space saving tank design
  • Choice of optional inlet connection points
  • Wired high level alarm
  • Complete package ready to install — includes internal pipework, non-return and ball valve supplied
  • Energy saving and reduced motor wear thanks to large working volume
  • High density polyethylene tank
Scope of Use
  • Outdoor, in-ground installation — IP68
  • Complete package ready to install — includes internal pipework, non-return and ball valve supplied

Sewerage solution where gravity reliant systems are not possible:

  • Where site access is limited
  • Site constraints such as property sloping away from the sewer or storm water infrastructure

Suitable for:

  • Small single dwelling residential (granny flats or studios), or small commercial applications
  • Capacity for multiple fixtures: toilet, bathroom, kitchen, laundry
  • Can pump up to 11m in height, or 1m height with 110m length — refer to data sheet
Limitations on Use
  • Not suitable for storm water — see Sanifos 610
  • Increase size of horizontal run by one pipe size after 5m
  • All horizontal pipework requires a minimum of 1:100 fall
  • Working temperature of 70°C max for short periods
  • Must be installed by a licensed plumber
Statement of Building Code Compliance

In opinion of Saniflo this product meets the following provisions of the NZBC:

  • Clause B2 DURABILITY: Performance B2.3.1 [a] not less than 50 years, and B2.3.1 [b] 15 years, and B2.3.2. The Sanicubic 1 WP meets this requirement
  • Clause F2 HAZARDOUS BUILDING MATERIALS: Performance F2.3.1. Sanicubic 1 WP meets this requirement and does not present a health hazard to People
  • Clause G13 FOUL WATER: Performance G13.3.1 and G13.3.2. Sanicubic 1 WP meets these requirements

Producer Statement available. Project specific compliance statements are available on request.

In-Service History

The Saniflo SFA Company is the inventor of the macerator concept, with waste solution products successfully deployed around the world for the past 60 years.

Other Performance Attributes
  • Watermark Certificate WMTS 106: 2019 Certificate number: 23048
  • This product meets AS/NZS 3500.1:2018
  • IP68 rated

Warranty Conditions

  • This device is guaranteed for 2 years from the date of purchase and is subject to:
    • NZ CG Act 1993 if used for personal, domestic or household use
    • Installation in strict compliance with manufacturers installation manual in the product box
  • This warranty does not cover the following which remain at the risk, cost and responsibility of the owner:
    • Costs of travel and transport or insurance of the device
    • Device installed outside 50km radius from an accredited Saniflo Agents Office
    • All Costs necessary to safely access and replace the installed device including costs of additional plant equipment, materials. handling and/or safety equipment
  • This warranty is not transferable
  • This warranty shall not apply when the product is sold or installed outside New Zealand


  • Do not dispose of products such as solvents, paints, caustic soda, acids, citrus oil products or other chemicals in sanitary fixtures connected to this device
  • Do not dispose of foreign objects, feminine hygiene products, wet wipes or paper hand towels in the system
  • The pump is not intended for the disposal of hair, adequate filtration must be installed for hair wash basins upstream of the pump in the form of a dedicated hair trap
  • Excessive grease build up due to lack of servicing may void warranty
Drawings on BIMobject
Sanifos Product Catalogue
Data Sheet: Sanifos 280
Installation: Sanifos


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