Sewage dumping problem

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  1. Cat53

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    Winnie has a built in sewage tank which works wonderfully well providing the dump station is in the ground. It's gravity fed, not pumped. You just attach a bayonet hose, open the grate on the sewer, put the other end of the hose down the hole, pull the lever and the tank empties. All wonderful. Except on sites when the chemical waste dumping station is built above ground level. Then it doesn't work. So what do you do? Assuming your toilets are not cassettes.
     
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    Empty into a cassette or a bucket .........
     
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    Probably about 90% of the sewage disposal I encountered in Europe was above ground level. One of the few that was not (in a marina) used a kind of scoop fitted to a vaccum pump !!!
     
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    a macerator and pump or "bucket 'n' chuckit"
     
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    I think Caktanks do an adaptor to take a cassette.

    I assume you can then discharge a limited amount of your tank into the cassette and then discharge at the above ground facility.

    I don't know how well this system works but I can see it all ending in tears :notworthy:
     
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    Easy.(y) go into the loo, assume a kneeling position, ensure that the pipe is in place, and that the valve is open, then blow steadily into the pan. (y) Constant blowing will ensure a steady flow from the outside.:)
    CAUTION. Under no circumstances be tempted to suck.:cautious::(
     
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    As suggested a macerator, they will pump a long distance; make up a short pipe to the pump and then 1 inch pipe to connect to the difficult dump options. I don't have any pictures but there has been someone on here with a Concorde who did a similar thing I will see if I can find it.
     
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    With our RVs I used a fiamma tote tank with 3" bayonet fitting so where no ground level dump wheel it to the elsan point.
     
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    There's usually a manhole cover somewhere near, just put your pipe down there.
     
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    What if it's a rainwater drain rather than a sewage drain ?
     
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    Oops :Eeek: too late;):)
     
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    Ok. So having had many experiences of this (Espania) There are several "methods" I had a Macerator pump which was capable of achieving some level of Above ground discharge. OR I purchased a "roll tank" into which the "debris" was discharged and disposed of as per "cassette". I still use said tank as "grey waste provider" on the current "euro-box"!!. Fiamma product and excellent in my view!

    Pete
     
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    As post #11 fiamma tote tank ;)
     
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    Seems like a pain the Harris theses fixed tanks if you haven't the facility to empty them, not only that you have to carry round some sort of pipe with fittings full of Pooh in your M/H or empty the turds into a bucket without spilling anything and carry across site :eek:
     
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    Yip sounds like a pile of shite......
     
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    The piping isn't a problem cos you do the sewage first and flush through with the grey water, plus I use rubber gloves. It's quick and easy. Being a novice in all things motor homes I was surprised by the novel variety of sewage disposal. Who would have thought there were so many ways of getting rid of it!
     
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    A macerator..............starspangledspanner.co.uk

    Craig
     
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