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Old 07-28-2015, 09:03 AM   #1
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Anybody Have a Home Dump Station?

With 2 campers in the family now we are kicking the idea around about building a dump station at home. We sometimes camp on the farm and thought maybe about tying into the septic tank at the house or putting in another small one near the garage just for the campers. Anyone done this?
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Old 07-28-2015, 09:24 AM   #2
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I have not done this yet, but am planning on it. Now that we are on our forever property I want to put a 30amp post along with water spigot right by the trailer's parking spot and figure out a dump station (with water spigot close by) tied into my septic. In the meantime I am trying to find the nearest public dump station. The only thing I am hesitant about is having my property smell like a dump station - no thanks.
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Old 07-28-2015, 09:28 AM   #3
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I use a macerator and pump it into the woods. I have no neighbors close and it doesn't smell 10 minutes after I am done. Even if it did, I live in farm country and it usually smells anyway when they cover the fields.
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Old 07-28-2015, 09:54 AM   #4
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Yes, I have a line connection for mine along with water and 30amp. It's very convenient and gets almost 12 months of use when were home. I'm in the process of doing the same thing at my wife's summer home on the St. Lawernce River in the 1,000 Is. Area of NY State near Clayton NY. Flying back in two weeks to complete it.
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:47 AM   #5
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Back when I still had a house I'd dump into the sewer cleanout connection in my yard from time to time.
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:56 AM   #6
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Macerator pump is easiest way as you can pump tank contents into sewer cleanout or even into toilet.

I live in a cul de sac with a sewer trunk to the four houses. Manhole is very convenient and I seldom use it, but the neighbors always look aghast when I have. One yelled at me for what I was doing. I said he did the same thing everytime he flushed. He thought a second and then walked away.

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Old 07-28-2015, 10:57 AM   #7
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I too am planning on this. I am pretty sure there is an abandoned septic system associated with my barn/shop.


I did some reading on the subject some time ago.


The only difficulty is that a normal household septic tank was not designed to handle 20-50 gallons of waste water in a single event.


When one does a dump it can't go beyond 2-3 gals/min, if I recall properly (which is doubtful).


So, it'll work but you run the risk of sending undigested solids into the fields.
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We live on an 80 acre cattle farm and I had drove it in the field a time or two and dumped it, but it was really frowned upon by my parents. I can't see putting it a dedicated septic tank as it would never even fill up with limited use. I was wondering maybe if some type of pipe running into underground lateral lines would work. Might fill up not sure. Guess a person could buy a small concrete drain basin and make a camper sized septic tank.
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With 2 campers in the family now we are kicking the idea around about building a dump station at home. We sometimes camp on the farm and thought maybe about tying into the septic tank at the house or putting in another small one near the garage just for the campers. Anyone done this?
Sure do!!! Its called a corn field. Haven't noticed that it has helped the corn yield at all over the years
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I routinely drain my grey tanks into 5 gallon bucket and duck walk it over to a huge berm on the edge of my property that I dump leaves.

Never have any smell. I spread it around over the area so that one area is not covered twice.
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