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Old 02-03-2018, 12:08 PM   #1
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Grey water leakage

Hey everyone,

Our rv's grey water valve broke and we had no clue. We're parked at a friends place not hooked up to septic so right now underneath our coach there is only grey water sludge ON GRASS. We're getting ready to jove n our coach to the back of the property.

HOW can we clean it up properly without making it super noticable?
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Are you talking grey water as in washing dishes or black water as in human waste? Either will take a lot of water to clean it up .
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Grey as in dishes, coffee and other liquids food particles and so on.
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Grey as in dishes, coffee and other liquids food particles and so on.
Don't see the problem with grey water, but you can always flood the area with a water hose, if you feel it is a problem.
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Yep...Grey water just wash it down into grass with a hose (even black water)

'Solution to Pollution is Dilution'

It is NOT a 'hazmat' situation
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Its just really nasty dark grey and slime like. I just want to make it look better than it is.
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Yep...Grey water just wash it down into grass with a hose (even black water)

'Solution to Pollution is Dilution'

It is NOT a 'hazmat' situation
Been there done that. Broke the main hookup for the black and grey water tanks, was not a lot, but i did dump some poo poo on the lawn.
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The gray paste usually shows there is grease or food particles in the grey tank. Easy to prevent by scraping dishes before washing and dispose of grease from pans separately before washing. System is different from home disposal. Food or grease sits in the tank, sometimes for quite awhile, and not only causes odor but sticks to the sides of the tank and causes problems with the level indicators. Adding a little Calgon softener, and dish soap to the holding tanks helps keep the walls clean and results in a more complete drain.
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Lots of water should flush it away. As mentioned the debris you see is solids getting into your tank. We put a screen strainer in out sink , then a square plastic basin in to wash. When finished dishes pour the basin through the screen. Even then we still have a bit of grey grease, soap etc. If your used to leaving your grey valve open when hooked up to sewer, try closing it , let the tank fill , then open and wash out the gunk. Toilet chemical can also be used in your grey tank.
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The gray paste usually shows there is grease or food particles in the grey tank. Easy to prevent by scraping dishes before washing and dispose of grease from pans separately before washing. System is different from home disposal. Food or grease sits in the tank, sometimes for quite awhile, and not only causes odor but sticks to the sides of the tank and causes problems with the level indicators. Adding a little Calgon softener, and dish soap to the holding tanks helps keep the walls clean and results in a more complete drain.
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