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Old 02-01-2015, 07:29 AM   #15
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I don't understand why not start with water conservation. Wash and rinse dishes in plastic wash tubs. Then dump that (legal all areas). Catch all good sink water while waiting for the water to get hot. Use that water for coffee, dog, drinking making, etc. Use a low flow shower head.

We just spent 2 weeks dry-camping at Quartzsite, our tanks 100F, 40G, 40B. We took on an additional 40 gals using a tote. Shower every other day.
Now in addition, some areas allow the waste water in the grey dank to be dumped example certain areas in the High Rim country of AZ. You cannot be near rivers, streams of lakes. Florida states, anything in the grey tank is consider contaminated and cannot be dump.
But I like the concept of routing a independent line from the Grey to the feed port of the toilet. Pump ($70), Tank fitting ($20), adapter to hose ($10), line $15), check valve ($20). This is very creative. O'h least we forget about a filter screen. Don't want to pump to get clogged up.
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:56 AM   #16
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Seems like a lot of work and expense to fill one's black tank faster than the gray tank. Easier to just use a dishpan and toss the water out the door. ;-)
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:58 AM   #17
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Seems like a lot of work and expense to fill one's black tank faster than the gray tank. Easier to just use a dishpan and toss the water out the door. ;-)
You miss the point. It extends the amount of fresh water available and reduces the amount in the grey holding tank.
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Old 02-04-2015, 11:54 AM   #18
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Seems like a lot of work and expense to fill one's black tank faster than the gray tank. Easier to just use a dishpan and toss the water out the door. ;-)
"Easier" if you're parked in one place for a period of time. If you're moving from place to place each day, not easier at all. And, you wouldn't be filling up the black tank any faster than before, just using grey water to flush instead of fresh water.
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Old 02-04-2015, 12:06 PM   #19
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FWIW I get the idea. I just think it is a bad idea. If one is moving daily then dumping should not be an issue. If one is trying to hang out an extended stay in the boonies then black tank capacity becomes the issue. It's too easy to carry more fresh water without messing with one's plumbing then developing other problems trying to use gray water in the toilet. Anybody that has changed a sink trap has a clue about what collects in gray water.
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Old 03-31-2015, 07:32 PM   #20
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I am looking for any updates on the Recycle RV Grey Water Kit? If anyone has installed this I would like to hear how it is working or not working.
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Since my toilet has standing water in it all the time to keep the gas/smell in the black tank (and to ensure the seal is intact), I would have standing gray water in the toilet. Not to crazy about that. I found for me better solution is dump the gray water tank into the black tank, easy to do by adding a third knife valve.
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:23 PM   #22
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Our grease NEVER goes down the drain: coffee can. Grease will clog before it stinks.
Grey stinks to high heaven just the same.
Can't wait for the stink complains, by those that get the gizmo, and their neighbors.
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When I have the kit installed, I have no intention of ever flushing with fresh water again, so there won't be an issue with 'backwash'. I've never had a problem with 'grease smell' from gray water (probably because of lack of grease going down my drains). All pots, pans, and plates are wiped with toilet paper before being washed, and dogs lick off whats left. My intention is to save water even when hooked up in campgrounds. It will require a separate pump, but we have enough space with that.

Where it's legal, I'll use the gray-cap.com system, or trickle the water into a gray water evaporation pond.
I like the way you think. Gonna have to try this. Btw, my dogs are my garbage disposal, too.
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I'm with the crowd that can't imagine a bowl full of stinking-to-high-heaven gray water sitting in the toilet. Perhaps if you set up a separate gray water system for bathroom gray water only, you might mitigate the odor (assuming that kitchen sink water is the bigger organic culprit) but even so...
But, everybody's different. Some people save their poopy toilet paper in little baggies, afraid to flush it because they want to save on water going into the black tank.
Not my thing, but its still sort of a free country. In places.
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Smell? What smell? http://www.doityourselfrv.com/dry-ca...system-usi-rv/
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I'd remind you that the link was to an ad that makes everything seem rosy, including the smell of gray water. I think conservation is a better idea than re-introducing gray water into the confined space of an RV.
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I think extreme conservation should only be an issue in extreme environments. That seems to indicate that unless I move to the space station there are fine natural ways to recycle gray water without storing, filtering and using it for flushing. ;-)
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Some people save their poopy toilet paper in little baggie
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