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Old 01-04-2014, 06:09 AM   #71
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Originally Posted by nomad297 View Post
I'm a plumber. I never eat the last bite of a sandwich.

Had to read this one twice before it finally hit me! Who would have thought?

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Old 01-04-2014, 06:14 AM   #72
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Wife just returned for the doggie area as to relieve the pooch........pooch is on my lap now......wife walks in across the carpet.........something is on the carpet and smells pretty bad........right where I usually lay and play everynight with the pooch for play time........wondering now......if this has happened before......?
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:13 AM   #73
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I used disposable gloves for a while at first, but soon realized that even with gloves some contamination was inevitable. I still keep a box in the wet bay and will use them in certain circumstances, but usually not. I flush as much as possible and store waste hose and connectors in another compartment. Don't like the idea of storing waste equipment in wet bay. Also keep wet bay clean. And wash hands regularly throughout the day.

For the record, I do not own a suit or tie.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:38 AM   #74
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IMO,you can't be to careful.
I carry a box of nitrate gloves, (and a number things of other things), that I never use.
I based on my experience I can state the following:
1.) If you have box of nitrate gloves nearby while you dump you don't get sick.
2.) If you have a pair of "deer whistles" somewhere in your coach, (and another the glove compartment of your toad), you will not hit a deer.... (an elephant either).
3.) An unmounted spare tire prevents blowouts.
The list goes on................
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:50 AM   #75
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I watched a guy yesterday remove his black waterhose.....take his house water hose and jam it in the blackwater hose to rinse it out.....brilliant!!!!.....
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:52 AM   #76
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Originally Posted by Fl_Richard View Post
No gloves here - If it doesn't kill you it makes you stronger!

And why wash after taking a leak? I dont pee on my hands.... And the faucet and the door going in/out is way grosser

Don't know about this one... My hubby taught me a little old ditty something about shaking and dance and something about a last drop still runs down your pants...

Fellas... you touch a sweaty or otherwise needs to be cleaned on a daily basis area of your body during the day... you need to be washing the hand that touches it! Just my 2 cents worth here....

As for the slinky... soap and water post using for us.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:58 AM   #77
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The manner in which some people handle their RV dumping duties is not too different than how they handle other tasks in life . . .

- bathroom habits, particularly washing of hands (think of that as you touch anything in there, such as the door handle as you leave)

- pushing the little soft drink dispenser button (again, refer to the bathroom habit thing, or consider how some folks mess with their nose)

- pet habits, like where pets walk, how they don't use toilet paper, the fact they don't typical regularly bathe or brush their little teeth, the manner in which cats cover up things in the litter box, what they have licked or eaten recently (you may really love them, but think about it)

As for me and the sewer thing, I have a macerator and don't hook up unless it is time to dump tanks . . . which is never at the same time I'm handling other utility duties. Oh, and I'm not so worried about my own kooties . . . it's the kooties of those before me!

Really, think of it every time you are about to put your finger on the pop dispenser button at the fast food joint, just before you unwrap your hamburger to pick it up and put it in your mouth.

Much like staying in a motel/hotel . . . eeeeeeewwwww
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:59 AM   #78
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:53 AM   #79
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In the past I have used the platex gloves and sprayed them down with lysol after use. I now have a nice mounted dispenser in the wet bay that holds a box of nitrile gloves that I get at harbor freight for cheap. I have a mounted dispenser for both antibacterial soap and hand sanitizer and a paper towel holder. Everything including the hookup post and faucet are sprayed with lysol before and after use. I also had laminated cards made up to leave on the campground water pole that say I was courteous enough to sanitize it after use and that the next person should do the same. Just kidding on the last part (I'm not that anal! pun intended) But not a bad idea!
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:00 AM   #80
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Protect yourself.....

One more thing.......air-bourn bacteria.........from the slink-ie.....
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:00 AM   #81
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I use the Sewer Solution. No muss, no fuss and no gloves needed.
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:03 AM   #82
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Originally Posted by palehorse89 View Post

One more thing.......air-borne bacteria.........from the slink-ie.....
That would work great for the H1N1 virus too!

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Old 01-04-2014, 10:43 AM   #83
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Hygienic or not, we've all managed to live this long. Go figger.
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:49 AM   #84
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We've talked about the wet bay and wearing gloves or not while dumping or hooking and unhooking.
We've talked about guys and their habits in the restroom and to wash or not.
We've talked about food preparation in restaurants.
We've talked about soda/candy machines
We have not yet talked about women and their habits in the restroom
- "hovering" and getting drops on the seat, floor and walls cause they don't want to sit cause of the germs (then those of us that have medical problems have to clean up after you to use the facilities, would hate to see their homes ....)
- not flushing cause well they don't want to touch the handle cause of the germs (those of us after have to fix the problems they leave to again use the facilities)
- not washing cause well they didn't touch anything so no need to wash (avoid cause who knows after all the rest what else ...)

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