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Old 05-08-2016, 08:57 AM   #1
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Galley Tank to Gray Connection

Good Mothers Day Morning;

Mom is out with son for MD stuff. I'm working on RV issues, concerns & intentions.

Have you ever considered connecting the galley to the gray tank for more capacity? The galley is above the gray(?) and gravity with the valve would be part of the conceptual solution.

We can usually get about 3 - 4 days of conservative use before galley tank capacity is reached.

OR are there better alternatives?

One that I already have in mind for the upcoming season is to follow the RVGeeks trip and have a one gallon picture to capture the 'waiting for hot water' flow, which then becomes part of the pre-fill the toilet supply.

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Good Mothers Day Morning;

Mom is out with son for MD stuff. I'm working on RV issues, concerns & intentions.

Have you ever considered connecting the galley to the gray tank for more capacity? The galley is above the gray(?) and gravity with the valve would be part of the conceptual solution.

We can usually get about 3 - 4 days of conservative use before galley tank capacity is reached.

OR are there better alternatives?

One that I already have in mind for the upcoming season is to follow the RVGeeks trip and have a one gallon picture to capture the 'waiting for hot water' flow, which then becomes part of the pre-fill the toilet supply.

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I think it was Gone with the Winns that did a video on composting toilets. As part of that project they used both black and grey tanks for gray storage by manipulating the valves somehow. I didn't pay much attention. Have a look.
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Old 05-08-2016, 10:54 AM   #3
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My galley sink does drain into the gray tank. Perhaps you mean connecting the galley to the black tank. I have seen where some folks have done that.
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There is a company that makes kit that uses gray water for the toilet. Kit includes a couple of valves, fittings and filter it a little pricey. I've thought of making my own for a lot less but instead of relying on a check valve to prevent cross contamination I will disconnect and switch lines. My galley sink, shower and bathroom sink go into my gray tank. I have plenty of gray and black water capacity 50 gals each. My reason for wanting to recycle the gray water is conserve fresh water. With 90 gallons of fresh after 5 days of wife and I using it, it starts to get low.

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Not sure what you mean by galley tank?
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Not sure what you mean by galley tank?
My coach has two gray thanks. The standard one is attached to the bathroom sink & shower drains. The other one, with a capacity of 11 gallons is of the kitchen sink, aka Galley.
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There is a company that makes kit that uses gray water for the toilet. Kit includes a couple of valves, fittings and filter it a little pricey. I've thought of making my own for a lot less but instead of relying on a check valve to prevent cross contamination I will disconnect and switch lines. My galley sink, shower and bathroom sink go into my gray tank. I have plenty of gray and black water capacity 50 gals each. My reason for wanting to recycle the gray water is conserve fresh water. With 90 gallons of fresh after 5 days of wife and I using it, it starts to get low.

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Intriguing concept.

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There is a company that makes kit that uses gray water for the toilet.......My reason for wanting to recycle the gray water is conserve fresh water.......

Check this plan out carefully. There's a lot more organic than folks realize in your gray tank, and it can get to smelling pretty bad sometimes. Might not want to be filling your toilet bowl with that stuff.

In a previous life I spent a lot of time in Hong Kong. At one time they were saving fresh water by plumbing hotel toilets with seawater directly from the harbor. Made for some interesting aromas in some otherwise nice hotel rooms.


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Here is a solution to your inquiry, install a macerator at the dump station along with a manifold that will allow you discharge the Galley tank into the Grey tank. If you don't want to do it at the Dump station then install a pump with the suction coming from the Galley tank and have it plumed to the crapper flush or Grey tank.
It can be done on the cheap if done right.
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