Dumping grey waste

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Rather than hijack Tony's macerater thread dealing with black waste I started this one for grey waste..

    Getting rid of grey waste can be a real chore, we tend to use more water than European vans, automatic washing machine, dish washer, tub, shower all produce huge amounts of waste ..

    Driving every couple of days to a dump point is not only a chore but does the engine no good whatsoever, pulling a waste carrier is the other option, but this is a heavy task if not done at least twice a day..

    On a fully serviced pitch you don't have this problem but they are a) expensive b) few and far between, if like me you like to either use an aire, cl or wild camp then there is a better alternative..

    Use a length of 1" hose, say 10mt and run the grey to the nearest hedge .. or ditch and leave the gate valve open.. , this is 'greener' than filling up a site waste tank and is actively encouraged on many CLs who don't want to have to pay for getting rid of it .. I use the macertor discharge hose.. another good reason for having a round rather than flat hose.

    On one aire I was on, a guy had bought several lengths of domestic Marley waste pipe, some couplings and had piped his into the next field..

    It won't always be allowed, ask the site owner first, but it's another option which I have used many times..


    This pic shows the grey waste connection..

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    Yes, I use the standard white rigid plastic piping wherever it is possible. There is absolutely nothing wrong with dirty soapy water and to have to pay through the nose to have it carted away is ridiculous. - As long as the site owner is happy that is the way we should all go.
     
  3. Tony Santara

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    Jim
    Another good tip from the master :thumb:
    Keep them coming mate
     
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    Jim is quite correct as usual we have been on many sites where this has been actively encouraged especially in summer. Also if you leave it trickling it does not ever seem to smell unlike the horrible wiff you get when you dump a load of grey that has been it the tank for a few days:thumb::thumb:

    Regards Pat
     
  5. Sundowners

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    I did mention on Tony's thread that I do use mole holes to drain the kitchen waste, I leave this valve open most of the time, this way we don't seem to get any smell.I try to keep enough in the bathroom tank to flush out the pipe when emptying the black tank.
    The moles chuck all their debris around our living space, so it does seem right to put our waste water into their space, (if they don't like it they would move to another place on the campsite):Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Nigel & Pamala
     
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    find a grid on a back road put it down there gray :BigGrin:
     
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    Jim,

    In your picture, is the 3" end cap with the 1" hose a bought or diy item?

    Mick
     
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    Be carefull with this. The Local Authorities come down heavy if they catch you, even though it makes sense.

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    Yes Mick. I bought mine in "Camping World" USA but have also seen them over here at the shows. Can't remember which retailer though!

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  10. scotjimland

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    Never ever put it down a street drain.. these are storm drains, not to be confused with sewage drains..
    I carry two drain keys to lift sewage covers, these can be useful on sites without drive over dump points, again seek permission before doing this..

    Rivers, streams and ponds are also a no no, it will damage the wild life and you will be prosecuted if caught.
     
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    I use a 3" end cap with a small male thread (supplied with a screw cap), I use this to empty the grey tanks, this same fitting (turned around) also fits between my macerator and fiama waste thing. Mine came from Linda at Stateside Tuning, it works so well that I intend to fit the same onto the truck-camper.
    Nigel
     

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