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Old 08-22-2015, 12:58 PM   #11
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They're good for the soil in the woods. Don't dump them in either storage tank. They will, as Bubbles said, create a bad situation for the seals at the cut-off valves in the tanks.
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Old 08-22-2015, 01:08 PM   #12
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Been dumping in the trash and rinsing in kitchen sink since 05. No problem in gray tank. Actually pour left over coffee into black tank while its hot.
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Old 08-22-2015, 01:18 PM   #13
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Is it not alright to put them down the drain in the galley sink? I was always under the impression that coffee grounds were good and that they helped to clear the drain of any residue. Since our grey water is always running through, as we are permanent, the grounds should not be a problem - or should I be reconsidering this move? Thanks.
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Old 08-22-2015, 01:22 PM   #14
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Being as I know enough about plumbing to be dangerous,,,,I'm warning you that you might be setting yourself up for leaking seals sometime in the future. It's not a big issue to just throw them into the bushes,,,,great organic stuff in them there beans,,,,,or throw them into the trash.......but don't dump them into either tank.
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Old 08-22-2015, 01:36 PM   #15
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Old 08-22-2015, 01:37 PM   #16
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If you have fire ants at home, save the grounds, dry them and feed to the fire ants. It kills them.

I don't know if it works, but I love the idea of it. Thanks Tom

PS: I concur with all who worry about messing up the Gate Valves.
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Old 08-22-2015, 01:39 PM   #17
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Great suggestions FROGs!! I am learning some great information! I live in the country and we have a lagoon set up for our sewer...I try not to let any kind of foods to go down the sink. Nice to learn other ways to recycle those grounds!


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Don't think anyone was suggesting to throw the plastic bag full out in the environment.
But the plastic bag eventually goes somewhere, probably the landfill. Would be nice to cut down landfill use.
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Old 08-22-2015, 02:05 PM   #19
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Coffee grounds in the black water tank?

For my stove top coffee maker I dump the grounds in the trash ( very much against dumping on the ground, may be ok in lightly use cg but in heavily used would get to be messy) then I rinse the rest into the gray tank. Not sure how the coffee grounds are going to get stuck in the valve any more than food scraps from doing the dishes.
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But the plastic bag eventually goes somewhere, probably the landfill. Would be nice to cut down landfill use.
Thats what I was thinking also. That ziplock baggie has to end up somewhere.
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