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Old 08-23-2015, 01:02 AM   #41
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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.
I own and run a plumbing business, and whether it's an RV, or a house, coffee grounds down the drains is NOT a good idea. Soap, liquids, and the small amount of pan grease or food residue that is left (AFTER you've scraped most into the trash), are the only things that should go down any sink drain.
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Old 08-23-2015, 06:33 AM   #42
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Throwing any Food Product (such as Coffee Grounds) is Against Regulations in ANY Federal Campground as well as most State Parks...
In all seriousness, just because there is a Federal regulation against something doesn't make it right. If you doubt it, look at the water problem in CA., school lunch programs, etc.

Anyway, enough taking extreme stances on something like this. Have a nice time camping for the rest of the season.
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Old 08-23-2015, 11:29 AM   #43
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Flight Attendants put coffee grounds in the lav all the time to cut down on the smell and I've never heard of it being a problem. (Other than I hate the smell of coffee brewing because it reminds me of stinky airplane lavs)
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Old 08-23-2015, 11:59 AM   #44
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Old 08-23-2015, 12:33 PM   #45
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In all seriousness, just because there is a Federal regulation against something doesn't make it right. If you doubt it, look at the water problem in CA., school lunch programs, etc.

Anyway, enough taking extreme stances on something like this. Have a nice time camping for the rest of the season.
Sound wisdom there!!
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Old 08-23-2015, 01:31 PM   #46
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Coffee grounds are the worst thing for your plumbing at home and in your camper. Much better to dump them out by a tree or save the for your composting at home. I save mine in a empty coffee can( or something like that) let them dry out and put on ant beds ,
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Old 08-23-2015, 01:33 PM   #47
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Coffee grounds are organic,,,,,that shouldn't be such a hard decision to make. Throw them back to nature, but be considerate where you throw them....somewhere off the beaten path where somebody NEVER would walk.
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Old 08-23-2015, 02:06 PM   #49
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Can some one please tell me why coffee grounds or so bad for your plumbing. I have been putting mine down the drain for 15 years, in my house, and I have never had a problem.
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Old 08-23-2015, 02:54 PM   #50
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I wish some one would have told me 50 years ago not to put coffee grounds down the sink drain. Oh well no problems yet!
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