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Old 02-21-2013, 07:29 PM   #15
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I too have it and love it. I dump my tanks at home and pump about 65 ft through a 3/4 inch hose. You just hook up the water supply, turn it on and go tend to other chores. Check it every few minutes. When the water is running clear, the tank is empty.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:39 PM   #16
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I too have it and love it. I dump my tanks at home and pump about 65 ft through a 3/4 inch hose. You just hook up the water supply, turn it on and go tend to other chores. Check it every few minutes. When the water is running clear, the tank is empty.
how much water would it use to empty your tanks? Im on metered water where I live, they sell it by the ounce! so I hate to have to run 200 gals of water to dump my tanks

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how much water would it use to empty your tanks? Im on metered water where I live, they sell it by the ounce! so I hate to have to run 200 gals of water to dump my tanks

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It would depend on how much water pressure you have and the diameter of the hose. It seems to take about 10 minutes to empty full black tank. You don't need to run much fresh water with the gray tank, just at the end to flush it clean. I bet it would still be cheaper than a $10 dump fee and the fuel to drive to it.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:52 AM   #18
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Sounds like a unanimous agreement from the "experts" so once again let me say thank you! The Sewer Solution is on my shopping list!
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Very happy with our Sewer Solutions - but provided ten foot hose will not be long enough in many situations. Simple and cheep solution is a couple ten ft pieces of 1 inch pvc cut to length that fits your storage. Put pieces together using 1 inch couplings to get the length needed. Very little pressure so pressing parts together works fine. It has never failed us.
Believe it dumps about ten gallons per gallon of fresh. If fresh water in short supply or expensive you really only need water pressure to dump black. Turn off fresh for gray and mabe run a bit when done to clean things out. Water jet can be pointed back up RV dump pipe for cleaning. I like idea that I can clean dump valves before closing. IMO a great, reliable and solid product for the money.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:16 PM   #20
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We have been using a Sewer Solution since 2000 when they first came out. We are on our second one (ran over the first).

Sewer Solution can be used to pump sewage slightly uphill, and it can be used to carry black water fairly long distances.

We always use it when we have full hooks because it is convenient and it makes dumping a fairly clean, odor-free process. The only time I don't use it is at a public dump station because it takes a little longer to dump the tanks than a stinky slinky, and there isn't always a water hookup available at a public dump station.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:53 AM   #21
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OK I have to ask. Everything I have read over the years has been a full black water tank and the whoosh of water empties the solids. I have read that this system empties the black water tank at a slower rate. With that in mind does the lack of whoosh not matter? I'd hate to leave matter in the BW tank thinking it doesn't matter but matter does matter!

Also, has anyone seen a write up from an individual that has first hand problems with the system. It sounds good but...
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I used one for a couple of years and have gone back to the original setup with a Rhino Flex system.
As born2travel stated I wanted the sudden rush of emptying the tank as opposed to the trickle that the sewer solution provided.
The biggest problem with it though was when a granddaughter forgets and deposits a wet wipe into the tank. It doesn't dissolve and does not make it into the small diameter hose. Luckily I have a valve at the end of the dump pipe so I was able to shut it and take the sewer solution off to clear the obstruction. After doing this twice the Sewer Solution was not so appealing to me.
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Water is the most important ingredient for good tank health, never leave the tank empty except in winter storage. Once in a while I add an enzyme to the tank to promote the 'good bacteria.' I also once or twice a year do the GEO treatment for a good cleansing. https://sites.google.com/site/cbruni/

The enzyme is added when there is a smell to the tank. (Yeah, usually mine don't stink) Never add anything with formaldehyde or chlorine because while they might kill odors, they also kill the bacteria needed for good tank health.

When dumping, I always run the tank flush valves, one on each end of the tank. Dumping with the Sewer Solution I make sure to flush extra to make sure it's empty. The SS is a great way to empty the tank at home. I use the SS with an additional 30 feet of hose bought at Home Depot. It goes up into a basement window and down to a clean out in the basement floor. Never had a clog issue and it's paid for itself in fuel and dump fees.
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OK I have to ask. Everything I have read over the years has been a full black water tank and the whoosh of water empties the solids. I have read that this system empties the black water tank at a slower rate. With that in mind does the lack of whoosh not matter? I'd hate to leave matter in the BW tank thinking it doesn't matter but matter does matter!

Also, has anyone seen a write up from an individual that has first hand problems with the system. It sounds good but...
We have been using the Sewer Solution for 8 years including 7 years of full-timing, and we have no problem with solids remaining behind. We always, always, always use plenty of water when flushing. Driving with liquid in the tank helps by sloshing things around. Rinse the black tank thoroughly after dumping.
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I am just about sold on this SS, been scanning and reading about it for quite some time. I see one user has a quick disconnect for the end that fits into the CG sewer, a great idea.

Hooking it up the outside shower setup is an excellent idea just in case water is not available for a dump, and that appears to be the only issue other than dumping at a public dump where you need to be aware of time for others.

I really like the idea of having the backwash and the washout of the hose at the end of the dump cycle with just a flip of the lever instead of messing around with my hydroflush which is almost impossible to access the twist wheel because it is so close to the back wall of the bay, and unless there's terrific water pressure, the hydroflush won't pressure water back up into the tank anyway.

I think the Sewer Solution is on my wish list......
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Ok, this what I don't get. If it is not a macerator, what happens with the clumps of paper and the "other" clumps when they try going into a 1" hose? I'm confused.
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Ok, this what I don't get. If it is not a macerator, what happens with the clumps of paper and the "other" clumps when they try going into a 1" hose? I'm confused.
Think of the Sewer Solution is a "poor man's macerator." The device requires a hose hookup to squirt water through a small orifice. The force of the water jet breaks up the clumps, and the water flow also creates a venturi effect to carry all the waste down the hose. It works even if the hose is going slightly uphill.
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You asked for an expert opinion, well here is one. I normally don't tout myself as an expert, but in this case I will as a registered professional engineer with 40 years of experience with potable water systems.

I would not recommend this to anyone. All it uses, per the website, to prevent cross contamination is a simple vacuum breaker. If the water supply looses pressure at a low point in the system and the one stage vacuum break fails, it can suck raw sewage into the hose and into the entire campground's water system. Very bad. Even a simple hard connection from a pressure water supply to an underground sprinkler requires a complex RPZ (reduced pressure zone) backflow preventer according to most plumbing codes.

Same can be said for your black tank pressure flushing connection. Don't use it please unless at an approved dump station with a hose labeled "non-potable water".
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