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Old 06-12-2016, 02:03 PM   #11
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Just a note about using surgical gloves: They defeat the purpose if you don't know the proper way to remove them from your hands. There's a wrong way and a right way. If you don't know, ask a nurse to demonstrate.
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I associate those gloves with a certain uncomfortable and awkward procedure. Funny how it never was an issue until I seen Jack Elam play a doctor in one of those Smokey and the bandit movies. Ever since I have had Elamphobia....fear of surgical gloves.

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Old 06-12-2016, 02:13 PM   #12
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Its not like the bacteria can crawl out of your slinky and walk on over and jump into your water hose......

It hurts. It hurts....laughing too hard.


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Old 06-12-2016, 02:18 PM   #13
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It would be nice if they were further apart. house has all the plumbing close together.

and I wash my hands.
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Old 06-12-2016, 02:26 PM   #14
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Get a spray bottle and make a water bleach mixture. Before you do any freshwater connections spray the fresh water faucet and handle with the mixture. Just remember, the last guy there may have finished his black tank bidness then without washing his hands disconnected his freshwater.... Hmmmm...
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Old 06-12-2016, 06:40 PM   #15
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Maybe I made my concern sound a little stronger than I really worry about this. I just think about it when I'm sitting with my coffee looking at backside of next camper and see the white hose draped over sewer lines. Just funny after reading threads on here about 10 step processes for dumping, procedures to maintain hose such as putting ends together when not in use...etc...etc... Don't worry...I'm not that weird guy who sometimes camps next to you. Well...I might be but not for this reason.
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Old 06-12-2016, 06:53 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by BandJCarm View Post
It would be nice if they were further apart. house has all the plumbing close together.

and I wash my hands.
By International Plumbing Code all sewer lines and potable water lines shall be 12 inches apart and 12 inches above or below each other
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Old 06-12-2016, 06:58 PM   #17
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Does that happen in the real world..NO but that is the code.
There really isn't much to worry about as long as sanitary procedures are used
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Old 06-12-2016, 09:27 PM   #18
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I fully understand the concern voiced about the potential for cross contamination between sewer and fresh water hoses. However, a well thought-out and practiced standard procedure should remove any potential for contamination. We keep all fresh water hoses and fittings in a separate container from the sewer hose and fittings. When we arrive at site, we hook up and test the fresh water connection before even touching the sewer hose container. We often never even connect the sewer hose until we are ready to break camp at the end of our stay. Before we do so, we disconnect, flush, and stow the fresh water hose and fittings in their own container. We then don vinyl gloves before handling the sewer hose and fittings, hook it up, and then connect a separate fresh water hose to use to activate the on-board flushing attachment in the black water tank. We dump the black waste water first, then watch through a transparent fitting until the outflow from the black water tank shows clear. We shut off the flushing hose, wait until there is almost no more water flow, then open the drain valves from the grey water tank(s) until they are empty. We shut all drain valves, disconnect the sewer hose and flush with fresh water from the separate flushing hose, then drain as best we can before stowing back into their separate containers. Finally, discard the vinyl gloves, wash our hands, and wave goodbye.
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Old 06-12-2016, 09:37 PM   #19
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Has anyone else wondered why the sewer and water intake are so close? It always bothers me to have my white hose so close to the sewer hose. I try to keep it off the ground and as far away as I can but...always too close. Though I'm meticulous with me flushing and dumping I'm sure that over time there have been spills in the area. Am I too bothered by this? Anyone have any tips?
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I find it funny reading these threads. I dump my tanks with no gloves, using the cheap freebie slinky. Black/ Grey then Galley Grey. Oh yes this is after camping for week on all tanks in the summer!

I do not get my hands dirty at all.

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