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Old 10-07-2014, 05:38 PM   #1
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Connecting to home sewage

Has anyone ever performed a rinse of their black and grey tanks by connecting to their home sewage? I have access to my home sewage system (3 or 4 inch plugged PVC pipe sticking out of my front yard) and don't see why I couldn't do it. The biggest challenge would be that I'll need a sewer hose extension to reach it. It would be running slightly uphill to the pipe also, so it would be a challenge to handle that long of a sewer hose with water in it.

Any thoughts/experience out there doing this would be appreciated.
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:45 PM   #2
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The tiny amount of poo in the rinse water would be good for your yard, just let it go in the grass away from traffic patterns. I "rinse" the tanks at the dump station with 5 gallons of water dumped in the hopper and the sink. I dump another 5 gallons in each for the trip home and let it go on the grass when I arrive.
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I can reach my septic system and have dumped my black and grey tanks into the septic. Adding rinse water with an residual amounts shouldn't hurt anything unless your septic system is marginal.

If you are connecting to a sewer system that goes to the municipal system, that might be a problem depending upon your municipality.

Under no circumstances would I rinse my black tank onto my lawn. You never know what level of residue might come out in the rinse. Exposed human waste is a health hazard.
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:33 PM   #4
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I had a plumbing contractor install a PVC line from my RV parking pad to the septic tank. It's nice not to have to detour by a dump station on the way home.
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:41 PM   #5
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I dump at the campground if their is no line. Anytime there is a line I come home pull up to the septic tank, hook up my tank flusher and dump at the house.
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I use a portable macerator pump and a 5/8 inch hose that runs to my 4" sewer pipe in the garage. Removed the plate and the plumbing supply created a nice pvc set up that reduced to a female hose fitting. You can pump up hill. Works great. Cost about $250 total.
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I do it all the time. Luckily mine is downhill though.
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Old 10-07-2014, 09:56 PM   #8
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I poured an RV pad and found the sewer cleanout in the process. Just like a full hook-up campground now...
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I use a portable macerator pump and a 5/8 inch hose that runs to my 4" sewer pipe in the garage. Removed the plate and the plumbing supply created a nice pvc set up that reduced to a female hose fitting. You can pump up hill. Works great. Cost about $250 total.

I looked into the pump that you speak of. I like the model that connects directly to the black and gray drain lines on the camper. Assuming you have this same style, how far does it stick out from the side of the camper when it is connected? I ask because when I park my camper at my house, those lines are out on the street side.
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There is also this http://www.amazon.com/Sewer-Solution/dp/B000Z9G2D0

which works fine, albeit a bit slow (does moderate up-hill as well). I used that before I had the RV pad poured.
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