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Old 05-21-2013, 03:54 PM   #1
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Sewer Solutions Cap

This isn’t an argument for or against the Sewer Solution system. It is for those who endorse it. If you have an outdoor shower fixture, it is convenient to install SS as a permanent installation. This isn’t about how to do that, but we’ll talk about it if you desire.

When the Sewer Solution is permanently installed, the discharge hose must be disconnected from the unit for storage and travel. In this situation, there is no manual cap for the black and gray water as is in the normal 3” stinky slinky configuration. Many codes and good practice requires a manual cap on the black and gray water tanks when underway.

I checked with the manufacturer and they do not have a cap available. Not to worry, here is a CaptnWil solution.

The OD of the metal discharge pipe of the SS is 0.875”. We’re going to cap it so it can’t leak underway.

Materials
3” piece of 1-1/4” OD clear flexible PVC tubing with 1” ID
2 hose clamps
1 ¾ inch male PVC threaded pipe plug

All of these are available at your local hardware/Lowe’s/Home depot.

Directions
1. Screw the male pipe plug into one end of the clear tubing.

2. Secure this fitting with one hose clamp.

3. Install the other hose clamp on the other end of the clear tubing.

4. Connect the open end of the clear tubing onto the SS output metal pipe. It will be a loose fit.

5. Tighten the hose clamp onto the SS output pipe.

6. You now have a water tight cap on the Sewer Solution.

Good Luck!
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I've never heard of the Sewer Solution. Just looked it up and it seems to be a pretty nifty product, but is it really worth $120? I guess that answer depends on how much someone dislikes the Stinky Slinky!

Also, why would the presence of an outdoor shower affect permanent installation?
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Essentially, it appears to be a water-powered macerator and requires a water supply. If you have an outdoor shower or fixture you can probably connect to it. I'll stick to the San-T-Flush in my black tank; it works just fine.
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When traveling I unhooked mine from the tank outlet and put a cap on the outlet that can be gotten at any RV supply. And use a slinky hose when traveling 100% of the time for a much faster empty time of the tanks. And also to get the whoooose effect on the black tank.

Sewer Solution only was used at my winter spot that was 30' plus feet away and uphill. Last winter after over 13 years of using the SS I switched to a Sani-Con system SKU70200 for a much faster dumping.

Even with it I still use a slinky when traveling and all downhill hookups.

The SS can be easily unhooked from the tank. A cap put on the tank outlet and put back on at the next use. But you are taking a chance with the weak tabs on the SS of breaking.
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When traveling I unhooked mine from the tank outlet and put a cap on the outlet that can be gotten at any RV supply. And use a slinky hose when traveling 100% of the time for a much faster empty time of the tanks. And also to get the whoooose effect on the black tank.

Sewer Solution only was used at my winter spot that was 30' plus feet away and uphill. Last winter after over 13 years of using the SS I switched to a Sani-Con system SKU70200 for a much faster dumping.

Even with it I still use a slinky when traveling and all downhill hookups.

The SS can be easily unhooked from the tank. A cap put on the tank outlet and put back on at the next use. But you are taking a chance with the weak tabs on the SS of breaking.
Just curious, why do you use a slinky when traveling? From the looks of the Sani-Con system it looks as though it should be permanently installed. Just pull out the end of the hose and stick it in the sewer line. What am I missing?
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It's truly amazing. I stated that this was not about the merits of Sewer Solution. It is about how to cap off the SS output.

Opinions about the system should be directed elsewhere. I'm finding it really hard to contribute to this forum because the replies are so off target and those who reply don't believe what I report.

I don't need to do this, and I don't think I'll do it again.
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You can blame me for the replies because I'm the one who asked the question about the SS. As I said, I never heard of it but looked it up and asked about it. Why is it unreasonable to ask about a system you're already talking about? How many times have you been in conversations with friends when one asks a slightly-off-target question? Do you withdraw from the conversation because it isn't staying with the strict confines someone intended?

FWIW, if I invest in the SS I will be using your method to cap the SS output. Thank you for the idea.
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It's truly amazing. I stated that this was not about the merits of Sewer Solution. It is about how to cap off the SS output.

Opinions about the system should be directed elsewhere. I'm finding it really hard to contribute to this forum because the replies are so off target and those who reply don't believe what I report.

I don't need to do this, and I don't think I'll do it again.
Good, bad or not - ideas need to be shared. PLEASE do not stop.
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It's truly amazing. I stated that this was not about the merits of Sewer Solution. It is about how to cap off the SS output.

Opinions about the system should be directed elsewhere. I'm finding it really hard to contribute to this forum because the replies are so off target and those who reply don't believe what I report.

I don't need to do this, and I don't think I'll do it again.
Will

You made a post and made a statement on the shortcomings of the SS. Then you told us a solution to the shortcoming.

What exactly were your expectations?? If you have seen a thread stay on tract after solutions are posted please PM where its at, I've never seen one do that.

Have a good day. BTW bye.

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The OP mentioned a permanent Sewer Solution installation. Here is how I have mine setup with a simple screw cap at the hose end. Wells Sewer Solution Photos by bobged | Photobucket
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I have a Sewer Solution onboard for those occasions when gravity just won't work, but I'm confused about a requirement for a a "manual cap" for the sewer system. I've never had one nor (happily) ever needed one. Is this some new rule I'm not aware of?

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If your SS isn't mounted permanently, you would just use your normal sewer cap for the 3" stinky slinky.

The issue comes up if you leave the Sewer Solution connected all the time along with its inlet piping. In this situation, you must remove the discharge pipe while traveling. And that is when you need a new sewer cap since one doesn't come with the system.

I have described how I fabricated mine, but other methods could work as well.

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