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Old 09-26-2016, 03:44 PM   #1
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Dump Station at home, is it possible?

Is it possible to create a dump station in my back yard? I have a septic tank system underground in my backyard already so why not add a dump station? (I am not sure that I would want to empty it into the existing septic tank because that would be 30 gallons rushing into a tank that might overwhelm it and potentially cause septic system failure?)
One of the reasons I can think that it would be useful would be that it would come in handy for "dry camping" without having to stop at an RV park and pay for a dump station before returning home. Or when that somewhat undesirable guest stops for a visit and you restrict them to staying in your trailer in the yard, lol.
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Old 09-26-2016, 03:51 PM   #2
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I use a macerated to drain my tanks directly into my septic tank with out problem.
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Old 09-26-2016, 03:54 PM   #3
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We also used a macerator to dump into our septic with no issues.
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Old 09-26-2016, 04:01 PM   #4
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When folks talk macerators they are talking about something like this. There are several different types on the market but this one gets good reviews.
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At our cottage I put a saddle T on the sewer pipe going into the septic tank. I installed a 3" PVC pipe to the T and put a screw cap at ground level. When I pull the RV out, I stop by the pipe and dump it. Other wise I have a honey wagon that I pull over to the tank when needed. I can dump all three tanks with no problem.
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Old 09-27-2016, 12:13 PM   #6
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I just use the cleanout fitting to dump ours into the septic. Volume-wise, when my wife takes a bath, there is a heck of a lot more water at once than what's left from my black tank after a trip and a few rinses.
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If you do this be careful what chemicals you use in your holding tank.
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Old 09-27-2016, 12:39 PM   #8
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This may be obvious, but I'm posting it because due to the locations of my septic tank and parking area at home, I couldn't add a dump station. Make sure your new connection goes into the input line to the tank, not the outlet line. If you connect to the outlet side you'll wind up with major smelly problems.
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Old 09-27-2016, 12:40 PM   #9
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Lots of folks do this with their septic tanks. As long as your leach field is in good shape you should have no problem.
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Old 09-27-2016, 12:44 PM   #10
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When folks talk macerators they are talking about something like this. There are several different types on the market but this one gets good reviews.
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I have used the Sewer Solution for nearly 20 years with excellent results. it's fast, easy, small to store and very clean.
One caution, though, is that while it is a macerator, it's a water jet pump powered unit as opposed to an electrical pump device. The difference is that the SS will use water to pump and this is added to the flow of sewage while the electrical pump does not add any water.
For some sewer systems, the added water is a good thing, for others, maybe not so good.
My only data point came from a maintenance guy at a park several years ago, a modern place on a septic system. he said the added water was a good thing and not to worry about it. YMMV
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