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Old 08-28-2016, 03:39 PM   #21
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Old 08-28-2016, 03:57 PM   #22
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Just do it.
X2. WAY too much over thinking here😉
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Old 08-28-2016, 04:02 PM   #23
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As for the chemicals, I never use anything with formaldehyde in it. and dump in our septic tank from time to time and I'm not concerned with damaging the system.

If you don't use formaldehyde it won't harm a septic system or the public sewer.
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Old 08-28-2016, 04:24 PM   #24
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Sewer

Since i fill my fresh water tank before i leave, and my house sewer is billed via the water meter, id do it. However, i dont have an outside cleanout.
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There is no sewer meter, sewer rate is calculated on water used. So the answer is yes unless your neighbors pimp you out. I buried a 55 gal drum perforated, surrounded by 57 stone. I can wash my tanks out at will.
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If I wanted to go thru the trouble of running out 120 feet of hose up a slope to the back yard I could.

MUCH easier to drive down to the county fair grounds and clean out there, it's free.
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Related question.......... daughter is building a new house, and it's 800 miles from me, so we take camper there, or plan to.

Septic tank is already installed, done......house is about done. What would it take to add a cleanout or tube into her septic so I could use it when I'm there? Could a 'plumber' do it?
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There is no sewer meter, sewer rate is calculated on water used. So the answer is yes unless your neighbors pimp you out. I buried a 55 gal drum perforated, surrounded by 57 stone. I can wash my tanks out at will.
X2 on the 55 gallon drum. Lots of holes in it and it will drain just fine. Mine has been being used for 6 years with no problems.
I have a 4" PVC lead into the top of the drum and an end cap over it about three inches above ground level so standing water will not fill it up.
We are on county water and sewer, but we use our own well for the 67 sprinkler heads in our irrigation system. Our water bill dropped from over $300 a month down to $22. We never heard a word from the county. Now and then I switch from county to well for a few weeks at a time, but since we are only paying the base fee, our bill stays the same.
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Can I drain my tanks into my sewer clean out at home?

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Related question.......... daughter is building a new house, and it's 800 miles from me, so we take camper there, or plan to.

Septic tank is already installed, done......house is about done. What would it take to add a cleanout or tube into her septic so I could use it when I'm there? Could a 'plumber' do it?

Id guess there would already be a hatch that you could open and empty in to. If not, a person should be able to dig and find the 4" pic line going to the septic and add a Y and clean out.
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If I wanted to go thru the trouble of running out 120 feet of hose up a slope to the back yard I could.

MUCH easier to drive down to the county fair grounds and clean out there, it's free.
Agree, plus ours is free!
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