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Old 09-12-2012, 02:05 PM   #15
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I have done it with a macerator pump. Flowjet about $230 on amazon.

I also pump 86 feet into my bother-in-laws septic tank through a cleanout in front of the tank.
I also use the sewer clean out my clean out is over 80 ft. Away so I installed a macerated, which makes life very easy, not much poo to contend with!!
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Just another data point on this topic. I too wanted to be able to dump my tanks at home but my city sewer connection leaves my house through the wall of my basement and my house is just old enough that there is no clean-out between the house and the street. So, I added a 4"x4"x1.5" sanitary-T to my waste stack in the basement and ran the 1.5" pipe out through my basement wall where it has a screw on cap. I can use this for the "output" hose of my flow-jet macerator when I have to empty at home. It works very well and saved the effort of installing a full-sized clean-out.

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IF you do it right (Do not add any noxicious chemicals like tank deorderant to your black tank) and only use water and.. Well, what you normally put in the toilet at home into the black tank, and water and what you normally drop down the sink or shower in the gray tank,, Then you are not puting any "Foreigen stuff" in the city sewer, Just what you'd have put in if you'd stayed home.
Last winter, I went to a county council budget meeting that discussed, among other things, the regulation about prohibiting rv/other discharges into the sewers. In addition to the fears about "foreign" stuff, there was also concern about loss of revenue. Sewer fees are calculated based on household water use. If "extra" liquids are put into the sewers, there would be no revenue generated - there was, in fact, more emphasis on the lost revenue than bad stuff being put into the sewer and subsequently treated for free. I asked, but never got a satisfactory answer about how much revenue could possibly be involved, but I guess when budgets are tight every little bit helps.
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Last winter, I went to a county council budget meeting that discussed, among other things, the regulation about prohibiting rv/other discharges into the sewers. In addition to the fears about "foreign" stuff, there was also concern about loss of revenue. Sewer fees are calculated based on household water use. If "extra" liquids are put into the sewers, there would be no revenue generated - there was, in fact, more emphasis on the lost revenue than bad stuff being put into the sewer and subsequently treated for free. I asked, but never got a satisfactory answer about how much revenue could possibly be involved, but I guess when budgets are tight every little bit helps.
I guess following that logic they make extra money every time I add water to my swimming pool. Gotta love local government.
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The sewer kit I purchased when I bought my mh came with an adaptor that screwed right into the clean out at the curb. Worked like a charm.
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Ill have to check (quietly) about any regs. But the neighbors are all good friends
Maybe ask for forgiveness rather than permission.
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Maybe ask for forgiveness rather than permission.
Lol, true.

Thanks everybody for all the input. I'm new to this.
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jzick: Had the same discussion with the County Utility Authority here. Explained that I fill my fresh water tanks here prior to any trip with metered water that counts toward the utility fee and either dump that water elsewhere or here when I return. Overall revenue neutral, and they agreed.
My clean out is alongside my driveway.
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Don't know about the sewer issue. But a word of caution about dumping into a residential septic tank system. Dump a little at a time your house system is not designed to take 100-150 gallons through a 3.5'' hose all at one time, you might find a supprize inside your shower /tub.
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Last winter, I went to a county council budget meeting that discussed, among other things, the regulation about prohibiting rv/other discharges into the sewers. In addition to the fears about "foreign" stuff, there was also concern about loss of revenue. Sewer fees are calculated based on household water use.
There's another way?

If "extra" liquids are put into the sewers, there would be no revenue generated - there was, in fact, more emphasis on the lost revenue than bad stuff being put into the sewer and subsequently treated for free. I asked, but never got a satisfactory answer about how much revenue could possibly be involved, but I guess when budgets are tight every little bit helps.
In my case, the water always comes from my house, so I'm not cheating them out or revenue.

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The sewer kit I purchased when I bought my mh came with an adaptor that screwed right into the clean out at the curb. Worked like a charm.
Yep, my grey plastic adapter screws right into my clean out port.

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jzick: Had the same discussion with the County Utility Authority here. Explained that I fill my fresh water tanks here prior to any trip with metered water that counts toward the utility fee and either dump that water elsewhere or here when I return. Overall revenue neutral, and they agreed.
My clean out is alongside my driveway.
Mine is about a foot from the sidewalk to my door and 20' from my MH. Been using it for over 12 years.
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My FIL lives in rural Minnesota in the >100 year farm house he grew up in. Sewer and water was put in a number of years ago but he insists on continuing to use his cistern to capture rain water for washing dishes, flushing toilets etc.

The town continues to threaten him and he continues to tell the town how likely he is to change.

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My cleanout is close to the street and has a screw off cap, and I use it when I have to clean out tanks after a trip...
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I turned my cap upside down so I won't break it by driving over it... again. The bottom side is now coated with JB Weld and is only on finger tight.
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