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Old 10-01-2016, 10:38 AM   #1
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Coffee grounds?

So here we are with our new 2017 Salem 27RKSS...learning lots of new stuff. Got a neat, one cup coffee maker for the RV with a reusable filter. After emptying the filter basket in the trash there are always some grounds that still need to be rinsed out. Should these NOT go into the grey tank? Will they screw something up in there or will they come out when I drain the tank?
How's that for a newbie question?!
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Old 10-01-2016, 10:42 AM   #2
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with enough water in gray tank they should drain out. You could always rinse filter outside first
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Old 10-01-2016, 10:57 AM   #3
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We are newbies too, but I threw out the reusable filter and went with the paper ones. Easier to toss out.
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Dump the whole lot into an empty plastic container, bring them home and dump into your garden after rinsing them out.
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Old 10-01-2016, 11:26 AM   #5
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Really you don't need to rinse it out just a few good thumps on the garbage can will get 95% out.
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I compost coffee grounds. Also, coffee grounds are actually very adsorbent and can come in handy. For example, if you want to get excess bacon grease out of your cast iron skillet without taking off the seasoning, put a cup of coffee grounds in and use a paper towel. That will do a great job cleaning it up. Just rinse afterwards unless you want the coffee flavor.

Also, if you ever get a sting from a wasp or bee, quickly apply some coffee grounds to the site.
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Old 10-02-2016, 07:52 AM   #7
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both in the rig and at home I use the installed filter and a paper filter. I don't think I would rinse coffee grounds into my gray tank.
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We only have a coffee pot for guests, but we dump the majority of the grounds into the garbage and then rinse the rest in the sink. No harm yet.
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I compost coffee grounds. Also, coffee grounds are actually very adsorbent and can come in handy. For example, if you want to get excess bacon grease out of your cast iron skillet without taking off the seasoning, put a cup of coffee grounds in and use a paper towel. That will do a great job cleaning it up. Just rinse afterwards unless you want the coffee flavor.

Also, if you ever get a sting from a wasp or bee, quickly apply some coffee grounds to the site.
I put my coffee grounds into a plastic container and let them dry out. I toss the dried grounds on the lawm or into the garden. They sre a good plant nutrient and dried coffee ground are like fine dust, once you too them you won't see them.

I hope I remember to try them on my cast iron cookware.
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