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Old 08-25-2015, 11:03 AM   #1
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Run bathtub to Black tank?

Ok, I've thought about this because my trailer has a 35 gallon grey tank and a 35 gallon black tank, the grey tank is usually full in 2 days, max, while the black tank usually is only at 1\3 if that. When I empty the black tank, I usually have to add water to get everything out because there is not enough liquid in there to move the solids. I was thinking of routing the bathtub to drain to the black water tank, or at least put in valves where I can choose to route it to either tank as needed? Anyone done this? Pros or Cons? I can't see it being an issue as long as there is a P trap on the tub drain to keep the smell out, which there should be or the grey water tank would stink as well.
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1) your sure it's full? Going by the gauge is highly inaccurate.
2) wife and I showered 2 times a day each in Nashville a mo. Ago and didn't fill our grey from Saturday to Wednesday, I finally dumped it thursday morning guessing it was close, we also have a 35 gallon grey for the shower.


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Old 08-25-2015, 11:20 AM   #3
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1) your sure it's full? Going by the gauge is highly inaccurate.
2) wife and I showered 2 times a day each in Nashville a mo. Ago and didn't fill our grey from Saturday to Wednesday, we also have a 35 gallon grey for the shower.


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Backed up in the bathtub, pretty sure it was full....
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:29 AM   #4
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Backed up in the bathtub, pretty sure it was full....
Wait till you hook to the (Black Tank) and it Backs up in the Tub! Youroo!!
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Wait till you hook to the (Black Tank) and it Backs up in the Tub! Youroo!!
Yep, that's the only issue I've found with piping the tub to the black tank, that's why I was thinking of putting in a pair of valves so I can route the tub to either tank, that way when the grey water is close to full, I can open\close valves to route tub to black tank. I know this boils down to me being lazy about emptying my grey water tank with the blue tank on wheels but it's such a pain...
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:35 AM   #6
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Why not just hold the stool pedal down a little longer to add more water. Sure a lot simpler. Also if you have a black water flush then just turn it on for a short time. Later RJD
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Why not just hold the stool pedal down a little longer to add more water. Sure a lot simpler. Also if you have a black water flush then just turn it on for a short time. Later RJD
I usually have to hold the flush level for a while to get enough water in there to thoroughly rinse it out. I don't have a black tank flush and was thinking that the tub to black water tank would kill two birds with one stone.
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I'll take a pass on piping the gray water into the black. Besides since they merge at the sewer hose connection anyway, are you going to rig some type of pump up to force it in? I've used the flush king successfully for 7 years since it's rare to fill the black up for us. Much easier than holding the pedal down. The rinser completes the job with the new TT
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Sounds like somebody needs to practice better water management, just saying......... Have you considered carrying a "blue boy" tank with you?

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Thanks for your insight on water management, hadn't thought of that, Wife and 5 year old don't understand the concept of quick bath and turn the water off, I've preached it till I'm blue in the face. Yes, I have a blue boy, just a pain to use it.
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