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Old 02-01-2005, 04:17 AM   #1
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I am tired of trying to find a dump station thats open in the winter. Does anyone have plans for a home dump station? I cannot connect to our home septic system because its too far away. We really like winter camping, but this is a big problem.
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Old 02-01-2005, 05:06 AM   #2
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You basically have to connect to a septic system (or install a new one). You can connect to an existing 3" or 4" main anywhere upstream from the septic tank. The line from the house to the tank is usually 4". Installing a clean-out anywhere alone this line will give you a dump location. You can also install a new line that goes to the septic tank (must run downhill at approx. 1/4" per foot) from wherever you want the dump station to be.
You could also get a 32 gallon tote tank and wheel this over to an existing cleanout that is ground level.
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Old 02-01-2005, 06:33 AM   #3
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When we owned a stick house I used the 4" clean out beside the house.
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Old 02-01-2005, 10:09 AM   #4
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Here's how I solved that problem. I use a Sewer Solution pump to pump the tanks to my septic tank that is about 70 feet away. The SS pump uses a 1" line. Has been working great for about seven years now. And to everyone that is wondering, the 1" line has the proper slope and is buried from the septic tank to where I park the RV. The connection is just below ground level inside a plastic box that was designed for a lawn sprinkler valve.

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I extended the cleanout to do mine.

http://www.klenger.net/misc/dcp01708-clean-out.jpg
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Cold Iron:
Here's how I solved that problem. I use a Sewer Solution pump to pump the tanks to my septic tank that is about 70 feet away. The SS pump uses a 1" line. Has been working great for about seven years now. And to everyone that is wondering, the 1" line has the proper slope and is buried from the septic tank to where I park the RV. The connection is just below ground level inside a plastic box that was designed for a lawn sprinkler valve.

Jim <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I also use the Sewer Solution pump to pump the tanks, I've never used it to pump uphill but thought it was designed to do so, at least to a certain degree. Is this correct?

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Old 02-01-2005, 02:45 PM   #7
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How can it be too far away? It has to come out of your house {sewer line somewhere, just connect to outlet.

I put two, one on either side of driveway, can dump coming or going. Your sewer outlet has to have a certain grade to drain, I beleive it is 1/4" per foot?

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I cant connect to the house septic because it is on the other side of the house (70 feet from where the RV is and no basement to dig under or thru.
I'm looking to build a small septic tank to hold only 50 gallons or so with just a connector for my hose. any other ideas?
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Here is a really easy solution.

Go with a macerator pump system. Unlike the Sewer Solution which requires water to run it (not good for winter pump out) it uses 12 volt power, will pump up to 300' away and up hill.

Check over the different models available, but which ever system you go with I would recommend the 1 1/4" hose for long distances. (the 1" makes the pump work a little to hard for a real long distance) When you put the hoses together be sure to buy hose clamps and clamp the sections so they have no chance to leak or come apart.

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I use the system for my general pump out and before I ran pipe under ground ran it to my septic which was about 100' away.

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Old 02-03-2005, 06:21 AM   #10
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I agree with Bill, get a macerator pump. It is going to cost you a lot less than running a new sewer line and you can use it at campgrounds instead of the old, messy, 3" hose
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Old 02-05-2005, 10:28 PM   #11
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We had sewer problems last year, tree roots into the line. I had to dig it up so I installed a "clean out" in the line at the same time. Clean outs are leagal in our area an RV dump is not.
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I have a possible solution for your problem. If you have the room to bury a couple of 50 gallon drums. In the first drum cut out two holes (3 or 4 Inches) near the top and on the second drum one hole same place. Cut the top out of the second drum and drill or cut some holes in the bottom of the second drum. put a piece of pvc pipe between the two drums and fill the second with rock up to the bottom of the hole. put another piece of pvc in the remaining hole of the first drum as your inlet and drain your black and gray water tanks into it. It would be best if you can put a baffel on the outlet side of the first drum to prevent solids from getting into the second drum. the water will drain down in the second one and the solids will decompse as in a sepetic tank. Basicly it is a small septic system and it works and is cheap. good luck tinker
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mtworks:
I cant connect to the house septic because it is on the other side of the house (70 feet from where the RV is and no basement to dig under or thru.
I'm looking to build a small septic tank to hold only 50 gallons or so with just a connector for my hose. any other ideas? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I would not use a 55 gallon drum! They Will rust
out. I've installed a concrete grease tank,I think
it was 4x4x4 ,It's been in service for 7 years,
with no problems,The cost was under 300.00.then.
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