MOD Added Banjo quick-couplers to the Sani-Con hose today!

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This project had been on the to-do list far too long and I had all the parts in hand (well, most of them), so today was the day. Easy job! In addition to putting fittings on the hose connected to the Sani-Con unit, I also fitted out a spare hose with Banjo fittings as well. What I wasn't able to do...yet...was to put the Banjo fittings between the pump and the connected hose. I need to order one additional set of fittings for that. My math skills failed me when I ordered fittings. :rolleyes:

For this project, I used the Banjo 150 series Polypropylene Cam and Groove fittings with hose shank ends...

Banjo 150E Polypropylene Cam & Groove Fitting, 1-1/2" Male Adapter x Hose Shank: Plumbing Hoses: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific

Banjo 150C Polypropylene Cam & Groove Fitting, 1-1/2" Female Coupler x Hose Shank: Camlock Hose Fittings: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific

...and, some 1.5" ID black silicone radiator hose...


Stainless steel radiator hose clamps were on hand in my shop. I shortened the hose shank on the male fitting on the Sani-Con sewer connector end to reduce the overall length a bit. This made getting that fitting down through the sewer hose port in the floor of the wet bay.

Here are a couple of photos:

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TJ, when you get the last of your fittings, would you please post a pic of the banjo connector at the SaniCon pump...this is a mod I definitely want to do...
 
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Will do. Remember that I'm working with the Sani-Con Turbo 700 unit. Not sure which unit they installed in the 2020 New Aire.

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Isn't the whole premise of the Sanicon system not having to remove the hose and keep the waste contained? I can see using a coupling to add another hose for length, but see no purpose in disconnecting it from the pump.
 
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Isn't the whole premise of the Sanicon system not having to remove the hose and keep the waste contained? I can see using a coupling to add another hose for length, but see no purpose in disconnecting it from the pump.
I installed the quick-connects to (1) facilitate easily adding an extension when I needed extra length and (2) to make it easy to change out a hose that goes bad and starts to leak. I am not envisioning disconnecting/connecting the main hose on a regular basis.

That said, you raise a valid point as it applies to the need for quick-couplers at the Sani-Con pump itself. I need to revisit that idea. If the hose at the pump comes off as easily as it did on the other end of the main hose, it may be just as easy to simply carry a spare hose with a quick-connect on just one end. Something to think about.

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@TJ&LadyDi I have slightly different install of the Sanicon than you do as my hose pump connects at the back. I have the extra hose and will add the banjo connectors to enable quick addition but not at the pump. I did change it out when I got the hose with protective cover and wasn’t that difficult.

I think the convenience of adding the additional hose with banjo connectors is a great addition
 

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Isn't the whole premise of the Sanicon system not having to remove the hose and keep the waste contained? I can see using a coupling to add another hose for length, but see no purpose in disconnecting it from the pump.

I did mine with Banjo disconnects in the wet bay for versatility. In my place in northern AZ i have a sewer hook up next to my wet bay that uses the same banjo connectors so I hook up and I can leave the grey open and I only dump the black as needed and I have no hoses laying on the ground. I stay there 5 months through the summer. The other thing I found was it is a lot less cluttered in my bay by removing the bulk of the hose when its not needed and it can be stored out of the way. I think its all personal preference but I can tell you you have zero contact with the waist water when you connect disconnect and cap the system.
 

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@NWIP are they using 3 inch ABS piping out of the gray now instead of the former 1.5 inch? Compare the what's coming out of the black tank and it they are the same then they switched to 3 inch making Drainmaster electric gate valves (a must have) easy to install.
 
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@Neal yes all 3 lines to gate valves are 3”, grey, black and central for gravity hose. Only pump exit is 1.5 hard line that the flex hose connects to. I think they have really improved the install
 
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@Neal yes all 3 lines to gate valves are 3”, grey, black and central for gravity hose. Only pump exit is 1.5 hard line that the flex hose connects to. I think they have really improved the install

That's outstanding, that 1.5 inch step down was stuuuupid! Okay, I'm returning to Palmcatraz, we have a mod to do STAT!
 
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I did mine with Banjo disconnects in the wet bay for versatility. In my place in northern AZ i have a sewer hook up next to my wet bay that uses the same banjo connectors so I hook up and I can leave the grey open and I only dump the black as needed and I have no hoses laying on the ground. I stay there 5 months through the summer. The other thing I found was it is a lot less cluttered in my bay by removing the bulk of the hose when its not needed and it can be stored out of the way. I think its all personal preference but I can tell you you have zero contact with the waist water when you connect disconnect and cap the system.
Oooohhh, I like that idea, @dave burns. I'm going to make up a threaded sewer connector to Banjo adapter for use at our site in Polson. That would be a leak-proof, odor-free connection. And, since I have a Banjo connector at the outboard end of my SaniCon-Con hose, I can just remove the OEM sewer connector (which i greatly dislike) and simply connect Banjo-to-Banjo.

Thanks for stimulating the few remaining brain cells I have.

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That's outstanding, that 1.5 inch step down was stuuuupid! Okay, I'm returning to Palmcatraz, we have a mod to do STAT!

They took the nets down so don’t bring your paddle😀
 
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Oooohhh, I like that idea, @dave burns. I'm going to make up a threaded sewer connector to Banjo adapter for use at our site in Polson. That would be a leak-proof, odor-free connection. And, since I have a Banjo connector at the outboard end of my SaniCon-Con hose, I can just remove the OEM sewer connector (which i greatly dislike) and simply connect Banjo-to-Banjo.

Thanks for stimulating the few remaining brain cells I have.

TJ
I have one of those too just not a picture of it. I have a 3"and a 4" so that I can adapt to anywhere we travel
 
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I replaced the original hose with the 30’ hose from SaniCon. The Banjo fittings make it easier to store the longer hose by removing the end. Also, the original hose with Banjo fittings serves as an extension.
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I replaced the original hose with the 30’ hose from SaniCon. The Banjo fittings make it easier to store the longer hose by removing the end. Also, the original hose with Banjo fittings serves as an extension.View attachment 1626View attachment 1628

I’m collecting the parts to do this mod, do you have a link for the caps as I haven’t been able to find them.
 
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Arm twisted, I got talked into this, parts on the way 🤓

While I keep a second hose for an extension I've yet to use it but I have been at CG's even recently where I couldn't reach as the sewer inlet was near the entrance to the site which is a crazy location (i.e. near the road). I wasn't staying long so I didn't need to connect but someday I might and this is the way to go. Thank you!
 
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You can probably "print" the male couplings...

Time is money :) I have a feeling these are hard rubber though, not ABS, dunno.
 
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Now, @Neal, you will be faced with deciding whether to put the female couplers on the inboard or outboard end. Conventional plumbing wisdom is that liquid should flow from male to female fittings, but I didn't do it that way. My thought process is that the outboard end of the hose is the most likely to get dinged up from being dropped, etc. The female fitting has the protection of the outer housing around it to keep that from happening. If the male end gets dinged, it may not seal properly.

It will be interesting to see what you decide.

TJ
 
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