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Old 09-15-2015, 07:34 PM   #1
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Dumping Black Tank at Home

I am connected to the public sewer utility. I have a couple of clean-outs between my home and the city street. Just curious, but is it possible to dump black and gray tanks into the clean outs? Or, do I need to run separate plumbing from within my home?
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:44 PM   #2
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:52 PM   #3
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no reason you can't dump your sewage in the sewage pipe you pay to dump sewage down. Let er rip.
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Old 09-15-2015, 08:00 PM   #4
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Haha - good enough for me!

Does anyone else do this? Don't want to be like Uncle Eddie out on the front lawn yelling, "s*****'s full!"
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I could, and I would, but where I need to park to do it, the yard has a slight slope the wrong way. Would not drain fully. We do have a public dumping station in my town at the sewage plant.
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I have a clean out in my side yard. I park the trailer in front of the garage takes me 30 foot to reach it but its nice knowing I can flush it out good before I put it up. Like others said let her rip.
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Beats using a 5 gallon bucket and lifting the manhole at midnight!
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If yours goes as much as my wife does, you may want to call the sewer plant and warn them it's coming !!!
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I'd have to park the trailer in front of my home and run the sewer hose across the sidewalk to the front clean-out. So, it might still be a midnight evolution!
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Old 09-16-2015, 07:53 AM   #10
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I would if I had a clean out close enough. Count your blessings and dump away.
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Should be no problem but would be best if the clean out pointed toward the street & not the house.

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I've used mine once. But it's more convenient to go to the local dump station at the Loves truck stop.
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I am connected to the public sewer utility. I have a couple of clean-outs between my home and the city street. Just curious, but is it possible to dump black and gray tanks into the clean outs? Or, do I need to run separate plumbing from within my home?
Just make sure you use the correct clean out . some homes have 1 or 2 one will be directed back toward the home for snaking the main drains of the house . the other will be directed towards the street to clean out from the house to the main sewage line . some homes with just one it can go either way depends on how the plumber felt the day it was installed .
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:41 AM   #14
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In reality please be sure you are dumping into a sewer line and not a "storm" sewer.one gets treated by local sewer plants. But storm sewer water (runoff from storms /streets etc/) dumps into lakes and rivers without being treated.
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Yes, works well for me with cleanout under a deck near my driveway.
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:49 PM   #16
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I have been using the sewer clean out in my front yard for years. Live in a nice development. Macerator pump and a 1 1/2 inch hose and it's empty in minutes. No one can even tell what I'm doing.
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When I get home from a trip, I do a thorough flush of the black tank. I dump it into my waste tote and drag it to the clean out to dump it.
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Old 09-16-2015, 02:34 PM   #18
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I have a Flojet portable rv waste pump and macerator that I attach to the rv dump outlet. I run an old water hose from the pump, approximately 75' on an uphill incline to the house sewer clean out. Works. Use this setup when, if I arrive back home with tank contents. Believe you can get the pump on Amazon for about $212. Think I paid about $270 at CW some years ago.
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I'd have to park the trailer in front of my home and run the sewer hose across the sidewalk to the front clean-out. So, it might still be a midnight evolution!
You don't have to wait until midnight!
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Now you have me worried. I have one that is about 10 feet from the street just past the sidewalk coming towards the house and then I have another that is in my front bed (inline with the other one and the street), but closer to the house. Both have a screw on cap with a square on top.

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Just make sure you use the correct clean out . some homes have 1 or 2 one will be directed back toward the home for snaking the main drains of the house . the other will be directed towards the street to clean out from the house to the main sewage line . some homes with just one it can go either way depends on how the plumber felt the day it was installed .
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