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Old 04-11-2013, 06:39 AM   #1
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Sewer solution .... Again

I realize that I have already queried this forum about the sewer solution product and I have not yet bought it but have a final question..... Has anyone had experience in using this product when the septic tank clean out is about 150 feet away with a very slight decline and no hills or mounds. The water source is a well. I HATE to have to pack up and move the coach but also do not want to make the investment if it will not "do the trick"!
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No personal experience but found a Youtube video that leads me to think if anything will work this may well be it. FOR RV TRAILERS: NEVER HAVE TO GO TO A DUMP STATION AGAIN WITH THE SEWER SOLUTION - YouTube
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:28 PM   #3
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I use a sewer solution with a 75' long, 3/4" diameter hose and have no problem pushing the sewage that distance. I am on a municipal water system, but if your well pump is putting out pressure comparable to a municipal system, you may be able to move the sewage 150' with the help of the downhill slope. That being said, I believe code everywhere requires a clean out adjacent to the house, typically within 24". Depending on where you park the rig, you might find it a shorter run to go the the first clean out instead of all the way to the tank.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:14 PM   #4
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For a run of that distance, you may wish to get larger diameter hose for the run. You could also use 1" or 1 1/2" 10' PVC pipe sections with couplers to erect the length needed. I do think you should be able to find a clean out closer than 150', you might look around.
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Is the backflow preventer on the Sewer Solution absolutely beyond question? Has anyone ever been questioned by RV Parks or other campers about your use of the Sewer Solution? Does RVIA or any other organization certify its fitness for use on communal water systems.
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I guess if you really worry about contamination you could install a second vacuum breaker (backflow preventer) between the hose and the faucet, besides the one between the hose and the Sewer Solution.
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I've always thought of this problem and came up with this. I've used a SS for handful of years but don't have your problem but always thought this might provide a extra push for long runs. Install this halfway down your run .Just a standard PVC "T" all adapted for each connection and include a second vacuum breaker at water source. Pretty cheap to try anyway. I think with just lesser pressure pushing it won't override the Black entering the "T".

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I carry a macerator pump and 150 ft. of 3/4 inch hose for those long runs.

I carry the pump in storage along with the "sewer only" hose. quick hook-up when I need it.

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Once again the ever generous sharing of information has boosted my confidence level and I am now convinced and ready to purchase the product, PVC pipe, two back flow preventers and get to work! Thank you all for your suggestions and sharing your experiences.
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I carry a macerator pump and 150 ft. of 3/4 inch hose for those long runs.

I carry the pump in storage along with the "sewer only" hose. quick hook-up when I need it.

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Ditto re a macerator. I purchased one about 9 years ago and used it many many times. Never had a problem but I carried spare parts just in case. I now have a built-in macerator (still carry spare parts) and I will never have another coach without this feature. It makes dumping soooo much better IMHO. Don't require a water hose to dump, I just run the grey water behind the black to rinse the Macerator and hose. This is really slick.

But that system using the water spray to break up solids and dilute the messy effluent does appear to work but it still relies on gravity feed so I don't see where it can push any liquid higher than the RV outlet. But most certainly better than a stinky slinky and one can carry longer hoses using less space.
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I was in a situation several years ago when I used my SS with: The 10' of provided hose, 40' of 1" PVC pipe, and 75' of 5/8" hose running into a septic tank.

There was about a 20" drop from the MH outlet to the septic tank. I also put about 1' of hose into the septic tank which aided with the syphening effect. Worked well for about a month and a half.

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I used it another time with: The supplied 10' of 1" hose, and 125 foot of 5/8" hose into a cleanout that was about 4" above ground level and besides the 18" or so of drop from the MH outlet, there was a 12-14" drop in ground level over the run of the hose.

I found that I could begin with using the water outlet on the SS, then after about 4-5 minutes, I could turn off the water and rely on the "syphoning" effect to drain the tank--60 gallons of grey water and 40 gallons of black water. There were a few time that tissue paper would clog up the hose, but I could turn on the water and "blow" it out.

I also had the hose approximately 12-18" into the cleanout.

Much easier than using a Blue Boy
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After reading all the helpful info I did the following (with the help of a good friend): I purchased the Sewer Solution and the extension hose and 100 feet of 1" PVC pipe schedule 60. (Couldn't figure out how to make the hose fit on schedule 40). Installed the hookup to the coach, connected and glued the appropriate length of pipe, snaked in about 7' feet of SS hose into each end of PVC and connected other end to her sewer clean out. Taped both ends to avoid any "spill outs" and used two flow back preventers, one at the coach and one at the well outlet. We felt pretty safe with all our precautions so we let 'er rip! Everything worked according to plan EXCEPT the SS coach connection which spurted water everywhere! Shut 'er down, disassembled it to find it was not properly seated (manufacturer's negligence) so with some elbow grease and determination I managed to get it seated properly. Working like a charm now!
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:53 AM   #13
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...Couldn't figure out how to make the hose fit on schedule 40...
Use the length of flexible hose that came with the Sewer Solution on the upstream side. The flexibility will make alignment with the Schedule 40 pipe less critical. Also on the upstream side, borrow the adapter that goes into the elbow on the sewer plug to connect the hose to the pipe (red arrow in the photo below). The end that fits into the elbow will also have a perfect friction fit into a Schedule 40 coupling.


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On the downstream side, use Schedule 40 pipe fittings and short pieces of pipe to cobble up whatever angles and bends you need to connect the last length of pipe to the sewer plug when the sewer plug is firmly inserted into the septic tank clean-out. Use a Schedule 40 coupling on one end of the adapter you make to receive the last length of straight pipe and a short piece of Schedule 40 pipe on the other to fit into the fitting on the sewer plug.
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