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Old 05-24-2011, 11:21 AM   #1
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Waste tanks not draining completely.

When the Casita 17 is sitting level the waste tanks don't drain completely. If it is sitting with the street side a little lower, both tanks will release an additional couple of gallons. Is this normal for the Casita?
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:27 PM   #2
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Kip, this is a complaint I read about frequently on the CasitaForum... but there is a solution! You'll need to join the CasitaForum (it's easy) to read these topics:

Fast Gray Draining A CURE for the all too common slow gray
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We don't need no stinking P-trap

I know I'd be looking to do both of these mods if I had a Casita!
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:53 PM   #3
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I would imagine pulling up on a 2X4 at the dump station would solve the whole problem.
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:30 AM   #4
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Kip, this is a complaint I read about frequently on the CasitaForum... but there is a solution! You'll need to join the CasitaForum (it's easy) to read these topics:

Fast Gray Draining A CURE for the all too common slow gray
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We don't need no stinking P-trap

I know I'd be looking to do both of these mods if I had a Casita!

Thanks Donna!
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I would imagine pulling up on a 2X4 at the dump station would solve the whole problem.
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:42 PM   #6
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The mods Donna refers to do much more than just drain the last couple gallons. The fast grey reduced the drain time for my grey tank from about 12 minutes to about 3 minutes (in addition to draining more water). The folks behind you at the dump station would appreciate that! And this is without having to put the curb-side tire up on a leveler any more. The P-trap mod eliminates the rubber P-trap under the shower and the gate valve that closes off the shower drain. (You know, that valve you forget to open until you're ankle-deep in the shower?)

Both mods are well worth doing.

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The mods Donna refers to do much more than just drain the last couple gallons. The fast grey reduced the drain time for my grey tank from about 12 minutes to about 3 minutes (in addition to draining more water). The folks behind you at the dump station would appreciate that! And this is without having to put the curb-side tire up on a leveler any more. The P-trap mod eliminates the rubber P-trap under the shower and the gate valve that closes off the shower drain. (You know, that valve you forget to open until you're ankle-deep in the shower?)

Both mods are well worth doing.

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Hey Marv,

I can see how the mods would serve useful purposes. My biggest concern is creating leaks that are forever. Thare seem to be a lot of parts and pieces in the mod. Definitely going to look into it farther.

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