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Old 06-17-2013, 09:13 AM   #21
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Reading these posts with interest. I thought I was having the same problem for a while. I've noticed a couple of interesting facts(?). I use a 1/2" hose for my city water connection - limits flow. I've also noticed that when I got to a campground with high water pressure, I could easily hear the sound of the water flushing the tank. I think a lot may depend on these two factors - flow rate and pressure. I use a 1/2" hose for compactness when storing. I've also connected mine to our city water connection at home with a standard 5/8" hose, where the pressure is 45psi, and get good cleanng action.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:19 AM   #22
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my black flush was hooked to my fresh tank fill, got that fixed...
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:25 PM   #23
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my black flush was hooked to my fresh tank fill, got that fixed...
I'm almost curious if this is the same problem that I have, I'll check when I get back to my camper this weekend
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:36 PM   #24
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We have the black tank flush and use it every time we dump. We've never had a problem with dirty tanks, etc. and we take minimal time at the dump station. I can't help but wonder how long you all take at the dump station if you're completely filling your black tank several times and then dumping. Two weeks ago there were 7 (SEVEN) rigs in line at the dump station and the person in front of us was doing it for the very first time. There was almost mutiny from the people behind us when he took longer than normal. I cannot imagine what would happen in this situation if every rig took over a half hour to dump! We'd still be in line on Tuesday.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:05 PM   #25
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I dump at the station , go home , fill then dump into the woods off the driveway. Since I have no neighbors nobody minds......
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:31 PM   #26
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I dump at the station , go home , fill then dump into the woods off the driveway. Since I have no neighbors nobody minds......
Which tank(s) do you dump into the woods?

I'd be curious if there are EPA, state or local regs that you're violating by doing this.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:45 PM   #27
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Which tank(s) do you dump into the woods?

I'd be curious if there are EPA, state or local regs that you're violating by doing this.
I think he is working under the engineering principle " if a tree falls in the woods and no one hears it, did it fall"???
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:51 PM   #28
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Don't go around farms where the raise livestock or pigs, they clean the pits and spread it on acreage they plant. Been doing it for hundreds of years and we eat the crops grown on it.
Don't say what he is doing is right, but not a major EPA problem unless he's inside the city limits and is violating a city/state ordinance.

Wild animals deposit more every night than what he can dump.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:55 PM   #29
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Probably not much worse than you taking a leak in the woods or your dog taking a dump in the woods. He is dumping out there really diluted. Alot of times when they fertilize the fields they will use human waste and till it into the ground. Alot of city folks don't realize that fertilizer is poop and pee whether it be cow, pig, horse or even human poop it all goes into the ground.
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:03 PM   #30
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Don't go around farms where the raise livestock or pigs, they clean the pits and spread it on acreage they plant. Been doing it for hundreds of years and we eat the crops grown on it.
Don't say what he is doing is right, but not a major EPA problem unless he's inside the city limits and is violating a city/state ordinance.

Wild animals deposit more every night than what he can dump.
Sure the EPA does. There have been regular issues between the EPA and Purdue, the chicken company here in Maryland.

I'm not a city boy by any means but have never had experience on a farm (though, I've lived near and around them) and do understand what fertilizer is and remember the smell distinctly. (Though, comically- in the neighboring town to where I live now, the police department got flooded with calls when a batch of particularly smelly manure was spread one day. Enough so, it made the local news.)

Anyway, I stand by my original statement- I know that special permits and process need to be followed in order to have a septic system. These are there for a reason and likely to protect the water table. While 40 or 50 gallons of black(ish) water at a time isn't necessarily a problem, I do still wonder if there are EPA, state or local regulations that are being violated.

I'm just saying. But, if jevan doesn't care, then that's the end of it for me.
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