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Old 08-19-2014, 12:30 PM   #15
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Urine with the wrong crowd.

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Old 08-19-2014, 12:36 PM   #16
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:52 PM   #17
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:59 PM   #18
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Google "uses of urine" and "uses for urine in history" for some interesting reading.
It is not nuclear waste.
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Old 08-19-2014, 01:07 PM   #19
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Now that wrong crowd statement was good. Bwaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

Seriously though, I think peeing in the back yard is one of those neanderthal genes all men possess and use on occasion sort of like Sir Edward Hillary.....cause they can. Show me a boy or man that hasnt peed in his own back yard or a good buddies back yard and Ill show you a lier. Urine in its fresh state is actually sterile. I say mark your territory man. Just be careful not to confuse the dog.
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Old 08-19-2014, 01:16 PM   #20
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I'm leaving this one alone.
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Old 08-19-2014, 01:33 PM   #21
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Odor is your primary concern. As stated above, urine is largely sterile. You might want to run a simple perk test on your sump tank; fill it with water and see how long it takes to drain. If it only takes a few hours, you're probably OK. If it takes a day or longer your sump is probably in a clay soil, and water (and the extra ingredients) aren't going to infiltrate quickly or very far. Eventually you'll concentrate whatever waste materials you’re putting into the system into a small soil area. I wouldn't be worried about contaminating any wells. It appears that you're in Denver. Most wells there are significantly deeper and in confined aquifers, i.e.: there are impermeable layers between the surface and the water bearing zone. Also, I wouldn't be too concerned about surface water contributions (creeks, rivers, ponds) unless you're immediately adjacent to them or you regularly overflow your sump. This may not be legal however; there are some absolutely ridiculous water regulations in the Denver Metro area.
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Old 08-19-2014, 01:50 PM   #22
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Your proximity to neighbors and how well the soil there perks will decide for you.
I see you drilled holes in the bottom of the can...
If you are showering then you are going to get a back up of skin flakes, hair and what not.
Idealy the holes should be maybe half way up so the "stuff" settles and can be wet vac'd out (just like a proper septic field"
Next you should still use toilet treatment chemicals (bio-degradable) to keep odor down.....even if mixed shower water and Nr. 1.
Even if it's not practical to run a line to your house, maybe consider a weekly pumping directly from the grey tank to a toilet in the house using a garden hose and drill drive macerator pump.
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Old 08-19-2014, 01:57 PM   #23
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Urine trouble now, buddy. That is all.
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Old 08-19-2014, 02:34 PM   #24
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I'm still not sure why you wouldn't just do your business in the house before you take your shower? ijs
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Old 08-19-2014, 03:55 PM   #25
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Over the years I've found it's a lot easier to ask forgiveness than to ask permission, for this sort of performance.
Unless you pee more than 10 gallons during each event, and do this performance several times each day for a year or more, it's not worth discussing. 😊

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Old 08-19-2014, 04:27 PM   #26
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In the old days it was not considered a problem to have the grey water go to the ground, now it is outlawed in many places, so old trailers have started to put in grey water tanks. Our newer rv's were designed to hold grey but none of the engineers ever figured out the percent grey to black, so the grey fills 3 times faster than the black. The best answer was depends where you are and the terrain. When I had to pass test for septic tanks they did a test of one gallon of water in a six foot hole and timed it's absorbtion. Funny you can have a hose running full time on our sandy soil and it won't form a puddle, and they still had to do the test at my expense of course. If it is a problem you will smell it within a week.
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:31 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by Larry C View Post
Over the years I've found it's a lot easier to ask forgiveness than to ask permission, for this sort of performance.

Unless you pee more than 10 gallons during each event, and do this performance several times each day for a year or more, it's not worth discussing. 😊

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Exactly! I gather this is a "man cave" use of the AS outside the house. I don't think he is living in it and showering and washing dishes, etc. Maybe more info is needed........wait......we already have TMI!

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Old 08-19-2014, 05:14 PM   #28
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I had to read this one from start to finish.

While most of the comments were interesting and humorous there is one that you defiantly do not want to take to heart. Do not put any form of tank treatment chemical in the system. Those chemicals have no value at all and are the main reason why more and more public dump stations are going off line or charging for the use. The chemicals kill the natural digestive action.

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