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Old 03-11-2016, 02:36 PM   #15
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Lyle,

How does the "product" get into the pumping system? Do you have to tip the porta-potti on its side so it drains into the pump hose attached at the bottom tank?

How do you rinse the porta-potti tank after emptying it?

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The maserator is permanently "plumbed" to the Theford marine toilet which is designed to be pumped out. The maserator pumps the stuff out of the holding tank on the Theford, grinds it up such that it will pass through a 5/8-3/4 inch garden hose and then pumps it through the hose to the sewer system. What I did really is just a scaled-down version of what is on most larger RVs. Most of them have a maserator in addition to the flex sewer pipe setups. Cleaning is easy. Just dump a gal or two of clean water into the toilet and let it run through. Add a little chlorine if you wish.
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Camco has a handy sewer cap plug with a garden hose adapter that would probably work well for you setup clyle, I use it with our shower for grey water when we do have full hookups, other wise we use a portable gray water tank.
Yes sir. That's the same setup I had going into this project. Just added a "Y" connector at the donut to add the pump out hose.
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Nope. Sani-dump is that pipe that the effluent goes into, via a 'stinky slinky'.
No hauling, no mess.
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Nope. Sani-dump is that pipe that the effluent goes into, via a 'stinky slinky'.
No hauling, no mess.
Oh! Well, I've got a 15 foot, 1978 model Trillium and do the best I can with what I got. When I get my $250,00 motor home, I won't be doing these things. Meanwhile.........
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Sounds like a good idea for those that just have a porta potti and not the black holding tank. You still have the flexibility to dump in the campground toilet, or use the macerator when camping longer term where you have full hookups.
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Lyle, you had an idea, figured it out, got it to work, and took the time to share with us. Thank you. Good job. To the critics, show us what you've done. Perhaps we'll be kinder to you. Raz
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took the time to share with us. Raz
Thanks. I've gotten a lot of good information and advice here over the years and try to incrementally add to the knowledge base as I can.
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Another potential issue:
I've read on the forum, but not experienced that some parks require the use of a 'donut', a device that seals the septic dump pipe to the slinky hose.
That obviously wouldn't work with a garden hose.
Don't know if those parks have 'donut police'.
Glenn this Camco item http://www.etrailer.com/static/image..._0015_1000.jpg is for connecting the garden hose type gray/black water sewer lines to the rv sewer pipe or dump station. A common item with some pop up campers. I use this setup for the shower drain in my Boler (grey water only) with rv sewer drains in campsites...when they are not available I use a Zebra portable gray waste water tank shown here: http://orderzebrarv.com/prodimages/R7701-400.jpg
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I only saw the outer donut at Camping World site.
I figure if I don't hook up the slinky until I actually have to dump ( a five minute job ), that nobody is going to notice that I'm not using the donut.
I think that donut and the requirement to have one is intended for those who leave their slinky hose out for the duration of their stay, allowing sewer gases to escape 24/7.
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If a sani-dump is those wheeled plastic tanks then I personally consider them just a larger tank of sh#* tco haul around.
clyle can you easily disconnect the mascerator line from the thedford in the event you need to dump it in a toilet or dump station the normal way for a porta pottie? I like your setup so much I am considering doing the same, I have a 5 gallon model but it has the accordion style fresh water siphon for flushing and would like to add an electric pump with push button for flushing...I also considered the rolling waste tanks but to me they are way over priced but in the camping area at walmart they carry a water tank that has the same look and grayish color but no wheels which I believe holds 6 gallons and it is only about $12...here it is on amaon Amazon.com: Hopkins 50863 FloTool 6.5 Self Venting Water Can: Automotive

another thing I thought of was to put some sort of trap inside the porta pottie to allow it to function like a household toilet works but not sure if you could get or design one to fit in the tank but that may require to much water when boondocking
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Johnny. As it stands now it would be difficult, but not impossible to remove the Theford from its maserator plumbing to dump it in the "normal" Porta Pottie way.
Partly because of the design of the model of Theford that I used and partly the difficulty in disconnecting the plumbing. The Theford 260P is a marine toilet. To conform to marine sanitation standards it is designed to be permanently mounted and mechanically pumped out. You can always find a way around these things, but the basic design makes it difficult to take out, hauled somewhere by hand and dumped. Fine with me, that's what I wanted.
In the event that I might find myself in a situation where the 2.6 gal black water tank was insufficient and I was/could not connect to a sewer system, I could (and very much would not want to) pump the Theford into a container and haul THAT to some dump place. It's a contingency, but not one I see happening.
As for mods? Hey, go for it. Everything can be improved or changed to suit your situation.
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awesome ! If I ever get permission to resume work on my 13'r I fantasized about doing something simlilar " down the proverbial road ", using a swivel connection through the floor and mounting the macerator under the trailer. Yours is a much simpler straight forward design Great job !
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