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Old 08-19-2014, 12:20 PM   #1
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Question Can you urinate in shower with gray water drain open?

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My trailer is parked in my backyard full-time. My gray water valve is left half open all the time and connected to an in-ground, 20g garbage can drain on top of 7" of lava rock.

I don't use the toilet or black water tank for anything as I have a toilet in my basement I use for solid waste.

Is it ok to urinate in the shower with the water running?

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Old 08-19-2014, 12:28 PM   #2
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If you live in town probably no no but rural no big deal as farm boys will tell you.
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As long as your the one cleaning the shower........
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:39 PM   #6
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This is a Seinfeld episode gone wrong.

Technically speaking, it depends on nearby water sources. If you have a clear slow moving creek or a well less than 200 feet from your can, then no.

Aesthetically, That's your call. Just remind me to not use your shower. Does your shower have a trap? Don't forget to flush!

How about a better solution? Why not spend the afternoon and trench out a line to your basement and install a "dump station"? Then you could use the full facilities of your stream.
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:42 PM   #7
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Really?

If you are in an incorporated area, you are probably already in violation of some code with that set up. It's one thing to use your grey water from the household to water plants, but I'll bet code enforcement might frown on your "leach barrel" no matter how well intentioned. And don't even tell them that you are thinking about adding human waste to the equation.

Plus I believe Airstream has integrated that chemical (into your shower pan floor) that they use in swimming pools to detect urine, so the floor's going to turn all blue the first time you do that and everyone will know what you've been up to.
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Somebody please kill this thread, Really!!

Of all the things to post about.
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:44 PM   #9
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I would not worry about it.

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Hello,

My trailer is parked in my backyard full-time. My gray water valve is left half open all the time and connected to an in-ground, 20g garbage can drain on top of 7" of lava rock.

I don't use the toilet or black water tank for anything as I have a toilet in my basement I use for solid waste.

Is it ok to urinate in the shower with the water running?

Thank you!

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Old 08-19-2014, 12:49 PM   #10
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This is a Seinfeld episode gone wrong.

Technically speaking, it depends on nearby water sources. If you have a clear slow moving creek or a well less than 200 feet from your can, then no.

Aesthetically, That's your call. Just remind me to not use your shower. Does your shower have a trap? Don't forget to flush!

How about a better solution? Why not spend the afternoon and trench out a line to your basement and install a "dump station"? Then you could use the full facilities of your stream.

Give me a break! I suppose all the deer , birds, coyotes, dogs, cats, rabbits, squirrels are adhering to that 200' rule as well....or are they toilet trained?

Pee away.


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He asked. I answered.

I'm a LNT educator.
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Our neighbor's water well is about 100' from our septic tank leach lines...... His hair is nice an shiny and has no strange odors
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But still.....where exactly do you think my septic tank in my last house (1/3 acre residential subdivision) outflow went?


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You guys are right. I'm wrong.

Why don't you just fit the grey line right back into your fresh tank and save the extra step?

Have a nice day!
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