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Old 07-01-2021, 12:23 AM   #1
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Dumping waste tanks at home

Has anyone ever dumped their waste tanks in their home or street clean out?
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It it's here when the tanks need to be dumped I use the clean out in the front of the house.
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Just be careful and knowledgeable. Depending on where the "Street cleanouts" is located, it could be owned by the sewer authority and not the property owner. Also, if the local authorities see you dumping tanks while you are on the street, they may have something to say about it.
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Has anyone ever dumped their waste tanks in their home or street clean out?
Have two clean outs here at the shop.

Dump every time we come in off the road.
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Old 07-01-2021, 08:35 AM   #5
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I've been to campgrounds that only offer electric and water connections, but not sewer. On at least one occasion, I saw the main water pipe valve stand pipe filled with sewage! Someone saw the standpipe valve cover and thought it was a sewer cleanout cap!

Moral of the story, make sure it is actually a sewer cleanout cap.
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I dump in my home built system all of the time. 2 55 gallon drums, teed together, full of holes, buried near the RV.

Until last month, it was a bigger system then my house had. I had a 55 gallon drum and 30 feet of drain. Now have a 1000 gallon septic tank.

While visiting family, I use their cleanouts and my macerator pump.
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In my town we build them right into our RV garages as well as separate clean-out and hook-ups on the side of homes that have enough room to park an RV
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The prior homestead had a clean out 3' from the curb that was perfect for the occasional dump or tank flush. The new place the clean out is way to far to reach so I made a macerator from a garbage disposal and pump to the laundry drain thru a 50' 3/4" hose.
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When I built my RV slab next to my house, the main line sewer drain was only a few feet away. I tapped in a "T" and ran a line over to the side of the slab, along with water and power. This gave me a 4" drain for the RV.

With that said, many buy a portable macerator pump and pump the tank to a an outside plumbing clean out. Since they're threaded, you can make a temporary connection that won't leak while dumping.
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Dump at our place all the time. Have a very easy location.
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I have a street clean out for the county and I have one for the house.
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YES.....many times at Homes in CA, AZ and Sisters place in FL

ALL were into a Septic Systems
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I use a Flojet macerator pump and 1" hose to the toilet or clean out. Works just fine without spending $$ to have a sewer connection tied into my main line.

City permit dept doesn't allow them anyway. Folks that have them had them installed without permits.
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City permit dept doesn't allow them anyway. Folks that have them had them installed without permits.
I was thinking that.... you need a permit to cut into a sewer line.
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