Probably a daft question, but how do we get rid of waste water?

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  1. Julie And Rod

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    We have been told that getting rid of waste water, is simply a matter of pulling the lever and away we go, but when we do this nothing happens. Have read the manual, which tells us nothing at all. We have a 2003 Elddis Firestorm. Sorry if this is indeed a daft question?
     
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    Elddis use tiny little taps for their drains.
    It might be blocked, even unblocked ones are pathetically slow at emptying!
     
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    Your don't say what model it is but on our 100 the grey waste tank had a convoluted pipe leading from it with a tap on the end. That end was clipped up underneath near the habitation door. It's just a matter of releasing the pipe and opening the tap into a container. There is a similar arrangement for draining down the fresh water tank.
     
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    Oh dear here we again! There may soon be many posters on here to give their 'opinions'.
    My preference,when on site is to drain into a Waste hog and wheel it to an approved dump site.
    Some cl/cs let you dump it in a hedgerow. Other than that When I arrive home I dump it in a grid in the kerbside. Black waste (poo,wee) is dumped in the correct chemical disposal point or,if permitted,down a toilet bowl,either on site or at home.
     
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    Oh dear here we go again someone answering without actually reading the question.
     
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    Maybe,but probably anticipating the next question!
     
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    That's a bit harsh, BF. The guy/gal is new to this, and only asking :(........Personally, I bought a grid, which we take everywhere with us. Then, when the tank is full, I drop the grid on the floor, and empty into it!! If it is seen to be flooding, I just say "Tut Tut, another blocked grid"! (y)
     
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    Yes I know and I wasn't berating them!
     
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    I know.....Just used you as the lead in to my grid joke.......
     
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    Probably not your problem but on my previous van the water would not drain if I had left the plug in the sink. Might just be worth checking.
     
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    Oh now I get it! ROFL
     
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    Errrmmm? Grey Water?:Eeek:


    OH!!! Silly Billy me:doh: Thats the stuff I dribble on the road that gets all the Motorcyclists behind me angry? Eh?:laughing:
     
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    You've been told not to dribble out of the window Rangi...
     
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    That's why I wear PVC the soup stains wash off easily
     
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    Got a link Toots..................I want one of those:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D and badly!
     
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    Julie and Rod will be wondering what can of worms they've opened up here. :doh:
    Go with jonandshell and GJH and you should find the answer, somewhere under there you'll find the drain pipe with a twist turn tap or as you said a lever. If you have room for a bucket under the van or a waste hog then that's your route, if not you'll need to drain over a grid on site.
     
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    Seems to me Bigfoot your the one leading with your "Opinions"
     
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    Please let us know if you get it sorted. I'm guessing you have either not pulled the lever far enough or the pipe is blocked. We don't have an Elddis so can't help.
     
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