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Old 08-15-2014, 01:31 PM   #1
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Can/do you "Dump" at home?

Honestly, we have yet to use our "in-house" facilities in the Scamp. We have thus-far confined our “business” to the restrooms in the various State Campgrounds we have camped in. But soon I am going to do some boondocking where facilities might be scarce. After throwing a few extra gallons of water in the black tank and sloshing it around on the way home things ought to be pretty well broken up down there. I think I can pretty easily access the cleanout in the sewer line leading to my septic tank at home and just dump when I feel like it.
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Old 08-15-2014, 01:38 PM   #2
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I have access to a clean out in my front yard. So I dump at home.
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:45 PM   #3
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I always dump the left over GREY water at home around the base of a tree near where I park. That stuff is pretty benign. We don't use the Scamps "facilities" (I like that), but if we DID I wouldn't dump at home unless I had access to the sewer. Even with sloshing around I doubt stuff would totally break up.
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I have a pipe in my front yard that is connected to the sewer. On the other side of the house is the master bathroom inside, and directly outside is an area for storing an rv. I have no clue if there is a sewer connection on the side of the house coming from the master bath. Is there a way to find out? i would love to be able to empty/clean the tanks at home, but not use the front yard.
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:16 PM   #5
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Sewer Solution

We have a Sewer Solution it uses a jet of water from a separate hose to break up anything in the black tank and pump it through a garden hose. We have used it at our son's house to pump our waste, gray and black, into his washer's drain and eventually into their sewer system.

We only carry it when expecting 'house camping' with relatives. We normally have it at home and have used it to pump into our home's sewer system. The jet that breaks things up can also be aimed into the tank thru it's exit pipe to further clean the pipe. We have an under porch connection to our sewer line.

The system is not too expensive and allows long distant pumping through garden hoses by adding an adapter to the hose that comes with it.
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:22 PM   #6
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I had a dump connected to my house sewer when I built the house in 2001. Don't know what I would do without it.
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:21 PM   #7
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Yes, I added an RV dump to my septic system.
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I live in the biggest city in Oregon. When I was having asphalt poured and a large carport built... I thought a "dump station" would be great! Not so, fighting city hall. (No political statements wanted!). If I need to dump at home, I use my Home Built Blue Tote and "flush" stuff down a toilet in my home. It's really not painful. I've done it several times.
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Dump my gray water on the trees and my black water in the outhouse
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How can a sewer line be located before concreting an area in the yard? Can the city come out and find it? Since I have a line coming from one side of the house where the guest bath is, is it possible there is another line coming from the other side of the house where the M/Bath is? The builder is no longer in business and I am the 3rd owner of the home (foreclosure).
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I have a pipe in my front yard that is connected to the sewer. On the other side of the house is the master bathroom inside, and directly outside is an area for storing an rv. I have no clue if there is a sewer connection on the side of the house coming from the master bath. Is there a way to find out? i would love to be able to empty/clean the tanks at home, but not use the front yard.
Without running a camera up the sewer line it is hard to know where all it goes, unless you built your place like I did. I would doubt there is more than one exterior exit of the sewer from the house and it is usually a more or less straight shot. You could add a drain, if the powers that be will let you. Say, haven't you been having some blockage and don't you really need another cleanout in that line (that just happens to be over by the trailer)?
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I now have a 15' hose. It MAY reach the current sewer clean out from the street. I'll get in touch with the city and find out if they have records. Another thought I had was to add a circular portion to driveway. Then the current clean out would be in that section of the driveway. Doing that would also allow for easier parking of the trailer, less grass mowing, less expense for lawn chemicals.
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When I was having asphalt poured and a large carport built... I thought a "dump station" would be great! Not so, fighting city hall.
When I bought our 1918 house (an estate sale) the cast iron sewer pipe was cracked and rusted through in the crawl space under the bathroom and master bedroom before it exited the foundation wall on its way across the back yard to the city's sewer trunk line in the alley. The contractor had to dig a trench from the house out about 10' to where the pipe was solid enough to connect the new plastic pipe to, and replace everything under the house. During this process I had him install a "clean-out" port (looks just like a campground sewer connection) in case I ever have to have the line Roto-Rooted. Its not very close to the spot where I park the Motel Fiber Stream (as my friends call it) but I have a 40' slinky that gets the dumping job done at home. I have to lift the slinky along it's length to get the waste to flow. Norm's sewer solution might do a better job for such a long distance.
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