A grey water question

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  1. beejay

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    So here we are with our new, old motorhome which we've now owned for 48 hours, complete beginners . We're currently at a site that has a drain to pour grey water down but you cannot drive over it. What do you recommend we use/buy in such situations? It doesn't matter at the moment as we are only here til Monday and can empty where we will store (until next trip). Just wondered what we need.
     
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    Do a search for gray water and spend the next 3 dasy reading about it
     
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  3. Camping Gaza

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    Try any old bucket... fill, (from motorhome) walk to drain, empty. Repeat until done, rinse bucket, store in motorhome.
     
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    or see if you can get an extension hose to fit on to the outlet pipe, we have 5m of hose that we connect when we cant drive over or get near enough (y)
     
  5. beejay

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    We're going home via Highbridge so we can look round shop. We haven't got a hose yet.
     
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    Bucket
     
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    A lot of standard buckets are too high for the grey tap so we use one of the lower 10 litre paint tubs, Snowcem to be exact, which my wife was appalled when I said I would use it so she decorated it....

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    Don't do as I witnessed last week. Out late walking the dog went past a MH with the drain cracked open, same van had his drain open when he left next morning. Not the first time I've seen this.
     
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    Nice and slim to fit under the lowest grey drain, then it's a bit of exercise to take it to the drain point. Lots of sites I've been on say that they're very happy to have the grey put in the hedgerow, but ask first and not near or on anyone else's pitch:)

    Best thing is to wild camp, empty it on the grass, down the drain, etc. Does no harm at all that way, however NEVER on the road or highway, as it could lead to an accident and defo don't drive with it open. Gives us motorhomes a bad name:)

    On a narrow boat the grey is pumped directly into the canal. Just a spot of common sense will see you knowing where and when to dump it :)
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    All depends on how much storage you have and can spare for all your needs. We haven't come across your problem as such but I have a collapsible bucket for such situations. On drive over ones, it's handy to have a pipe (ours is convoluted but only about 2' long) so your grey can be directed into the exact spot.
     
  11. Chris

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    A bucket, but not a normal bucket.

    A bucket with holes in the bottom that you place under the grey waste pipe and which never fills up.

    I am selling these buckets at £17.99 ( €19.99) if you are interested.

    PM me or e mail chris@magicblinkingbucket.com
     
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    Or you could buy an ordinary bucket and put holes in the bottom for about £2.00 complete but responsible motorhome owners wouldn't do that and certainly wouldn't pay exorbitant prices
     
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    Or you could wait untill dark and open the tap slightly , by morning it would be empty and no one would know . The earth wouldn't stop spinning , the grass would still grow ,fish won't die ,frogs will still spawn and life will go on .
    However it will bother the neyseyers ,who will hope you rot in hell for eternity,but some of us can live with that .:whistle2:

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    I think my tap must be broke as there's always a dribble coming from it when parked. ;)

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    I took my grey tap off, it was never closed so............................................................:whistle2:
     
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    Oh blimey I thought we'd covered this in another post :rofl:
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    Well thank you for your suggestions, some useful and,dare I say, some not so. However we do have a garage with room so we will check out the height when choosing a bucket. If we're lucky one from home will do. Also check out size for a small hose to fit on.
     
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    Make sure the tank is empty before refilling .........

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    Dam.....(n) @Chris i want my money back please...;)
     
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    If the site hasn't got the facilities then just open the valve..... It's their problem not yours that they haven't got what you've paid for...!







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