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Old 11-19-2013, 01:38 PM   #1
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Smile DIY Black water barrel tank

Has anyone got info or photos on how to build a blk. water holding tank out of a Blue 55 gal drum/ or 30 gal? I am heading for quartzsite thought I would build one. Thanks Oscarmike.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:14 AM   #2
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I don't have any specific info... but for ease... couldn't you just get a FloJet pump and pump the blackwater tank into a 55 gal drum in the back of a pick up truck? Probably much easier than actually mounting and plumbing it in.

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Old 11-20-2013, 10:56 AM   #3
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I installed a short length of 3/4 inch plastic pipe to each bung, put in a 1/4 turn flow gate which in turn is fitted with a Pipe to water hose fitting to accept the male end of a water hose from my masticating pump.

With the barrel laying on its side in my small pickup I pump into the top fitting (small hole drilled into barrel to expel air), then travel to the dump station, then emptied through the bottom bung fitting through a short water hose.

The key part here is, of course, the Masticating pump.

If you are not handy, the hardware store in Q had them for sell, already made up, a couple of years ago, but if they are not still available, all the parts, including the barrel is available there.

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Old 11-20-2013, 11:51 AM   #4
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pastic barrel black water tank

Yea, thanks for the info, I am will on my way putting this together. I am doing the samething that you explain in your info. but using bigger outlet pipe with a knife valve etc. Thanks for all the info. oscarmike
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:45 AM   #5
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Yea, thanks for the info, I am will on my way putting this together. I am doing the samething that you explain in your info. but using bigger outlet pipe with a knife valve etc. Thanks for all the info. oscarmike
I thought of that also but ended up using the water hose method because It's easier to protect against accidental leaking, after-all, mines in an enclosed Toyota pickup bed and the water hose method is drip proof.

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Old 11-21-2013, 06:02 PM   #6
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black water barrel

HEY THATS RIGHT NO TAKING CHANCES WITH THAT STUFF. i GOT MY TANK FINISHED EARLIER TODAY AND IT WAS A SIMPLE PROCESS, JUST GOT A 2 INCH SCREW IN FITTING SCREWED THE THING INTO THE BUNG HOLE, GLUED SOME TWO INCH PIPE TO A BALL VALVE, ADDED A 2" TO 3" ADAPTOR AND PUT A BAYONET FITTING ON THE END TO SECURE THE SEWER HOSE.
NOW I CAN JUST PUMP TO THE TOP HOLE IN THE BARREL WHILE IT IS IN THE BACK OF MY JEEP, HAUL AND DUMP. JUST DON'T WANT TO OVER FILL.
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:20 AM   #7
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I built a masticating pump from a garbage disposal pump after i found this site.

DIY RV Macerator Pump | The Steampunk Workshop.

Its 120 volt and a lot stronger then a FloJet pump and cheaper too.
since i have a 120 volt outlet right next to the sewer outlet it works great.
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