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Old 12-28-2014, 07:32 AM   #1
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Installing RV sewer connection at home

Has anyone had a sewer connection installed at their house that dumps into the house's septic system? I'm going to talk to a plumber next week about doing this a my house and wondered if there was anything in particular I should cover with him.
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I can't think of anything in paticular you would need to cover with him. If it's a septic system, I would ask if the capacity of your system is adequate to handle the extra sewage. Dumping and flushing your black and great water tank will use more water.
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Had a sewer connection to my septic installed in September. While the trench through the backyard was open, I also had him run a waterline and add a yard hydrant by the RV. He also placed an electrical cable in the trench before backfilling, leaving several extra feet out at each end. Then an electrician installed a 30 amp service by the RV and connected it to the service panel on the back of the house.

It is really nice to be able to plug in the power before a trip to pre-cool the fridge. And it is extremely convenient to not have to detour by a dump station on the way home.
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Be sure you avoid any chemicals with formaldehyde it kills the bacteria in the septic tank that break down the solids.
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I have 3 cleanouts on septic line,i just used the furthest one before holding tank and dump into that.99% of the places we go have septic but for long trips we use bathroom for pit stops.I just get home and fill tank up thru tank flush then dump and flush again.Most of the stuff is broken down at that time and mostly liquid that comes out. We have a filter on septic before leach field so nothing big can get by anyway
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An RV dump may not be legal every where. Cleanouts are always legal.
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Had a sewer connection to my septic installed in September. While the trench through the backyard was open, I also had him run a waterline and add a yard hydrant by the RV. He also placed an electrical cable in the trench before backfilling, leaving several extra feet out at each end. Then an electrician installed a 30 amp service by the RV and connected it to the service panel on the back of the house.

It is really nice to be able to plug in the power before a trip to pre-cool the fridge. And it is extremely convenient to not have to detour by a dump station on the way home.
Sounds like a nice set up. I have a spigot on the back of the house that I can use to get water to the TT. I'm having a surface mount power pedestal installed on the outside of a storage building that will be near where I will park the TT to plug into. I'm having a 50/30/20 amp box installed in case we upgrade in the future to a 50 amp service. I'm really looking forward to having full connections at the house.
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Be sure you avoid any chemicals with formaldehyde it kills the bacteria in the septic tank that break down the solids.
Thanks for the advice. I don't know if I would have thought of that.
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I have 3 cleanouts on septic line,i just used the furthest one before holding tank and dump into that.99% of the places we go have septic but for long trips we use bathroom for pit stops.I just get home and fill tank up thru tank flush then dump and flush again.Most of the stuff is broken down at that time and mostly liquid that comes out. We have a filter on septic before leach field so nothing big can get by anyway
Maybe I'll be lucky with a clean out also.
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An RV dump may not be legal every where. Cleanouts are always legal.
Thanks for the response. I'm outside of the city limits so think I'm ok. I'll check with the plumber though.
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