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Old 10-30-2015, 07:38 PM   #11
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Bob, this is my favorite story found on the Heartland forums about said slinky. I was "inspired" by it a while back but just now pulled the trigger on the Waste Master...

"A few months back, my son found himself at a campground where he was a few feet short on sewer hose to the drain. The campground had the better quality hose or a cheap "make your own" hose. Being the "frugal" person that he is, he went cheap and finished their trip.

Last week they were once again in a situation that required more hose, so out comes the "cheap" hose. This time, however the run was uphill, and he didn't take the time to correct it. They had a lot going on, and forgot to drain the black tank. At 2 am in the morning, his wife wakes him up because of the smell coming from a burping over full tank. Nothing will do but that he go empty the tank "right now". So still half asleep and in the dark he pulls the black tank valve. After a bit he realizes he doesn't hear anything running. When he turns around he sees what looks like a "bloated" sewer hose up the line. Realizing at that point that he forgot about the line going uphill, the first thing that came to his groggy mind was to go to the bloated section and "lift up" the hose.

The first thing that a fully awake, rational individual would do is shut off the black tank valve before proceeding. The second thing they would do is "NOT TRY" to lift a cheap hose full of poop. As soon as he lifted the hose, it came loose from the coupling spaying you know what all over. Again, a fully awake rational individual would have immediately ran to close the black tank valve, but at 2 am in the morning he was as we already surmised not thinking clearly. Instead while trying to hold the spewing hose together while being covered in &^%$ he yells for his wife to come help. She rushes out to see the mess, and rather than turn off the black tank valve, an argument ensues over who's responsible for the mess. It wasn't until lights came on in the neighboring trailers that they finally came to their senses and she closed the valve.

Once the beast was tamed, they were then able to start the clean up process, which was fortunately completed before dawn. Eventually the blue tint on the hands will go away and it will be nothing but a bad memory, and the grass on that side of the hill will probably be a little greener in the future"
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Old 10-30-2015, 08:03 PM   #12
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Don't think you posted the hose holder link on FTE. But now you did and I've been in the market for another one. You're gonna cost me money here too.......................thanks Karl!
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Old 10-30-2015, 08:14 PM   #13
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LOL, anything for a buddy Scott. I still think I'm destined for a job in the RV industry. I already sell lots of products for them so I may as well get paid for it. Just waiting for the call...
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Old 10-30-2015, 10:39 PM   #14
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Thanks for sharing I think. I can't imagine my wife coming to my rescue. I do believe she loves me but not enough to come anywhere close to a leaking sewer hose.
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Old 10-31-2015, 09:51 AM   #15
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Thanks for sharing I think. I can't imagine my wife coming to my rescue. I do believe she loves me but not enough to come anywhere close to a leaking sewer hose.

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Old 10-31-2015, 01:07 PM   #16
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Looks like a nice system. First I have ever seen of it. Question: What is the purpose of the big head at the end? I watched the video and it shows the open/close lever. Is that the total deal of the big head as the open/close valve? Thanks
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Old 10-31-2015, 01:27 PM   #17
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Karl4Cat what are the dimensions of that storage box?
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Old 10-31-2015, 02:25 PM   #18
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A bit off topic but I am in Florida for the winter. What do you think about leaving the WM outside in the sun all year. I hate to have it worn out to fast but then after all that's why I have it. I also thought about using a more permanent install using pvc pipe. What do you all think?
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Old 10-31-2015, 02:28 PM   #19
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It's about 42" deep. The large end with the door is 14" wide by 8" tall. As you can see in my pics, it gets smaller as it tapers toward the back of the box.
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Old 10-31-2015, 02:31 PM   #20
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Phil, if it's an all year situation, I'd make something up out of black ABS pipe. I'm sure the Waste Master would handle UV rays better than a cheap hose but I'm guessing the sun would dry it out and cause it to crack eventually. I have no idea how long that would take though.
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