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Old 02-04-2015, 02:26 PM   #15
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Downside to the Sewer Solution

After 4 years of happily using the Sewer Solution I finally found one downside.

The weather outside was 28 F. The slab is concrete. The SS is a roller coaster - down to the slab and back up about 3 inches to the drain. The "river" froze over at night... My morning shower left 4inches of water in the bottom of the shower.

It's lucky I like a HOT shower (I could almost poach eggs at the temp. I like). By the time I got out, dried, dressed, etc. I heard the giant sucking sound as the Ice in the SS gave way.

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Old 02-04-2015, 07:34 PM   #16
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No worries on the picture. Just next time maybe! Do you use some sort of quick(er) disconnects between the sections of pipe? My SS came with an extra 10ft section of their hose so I probably don't need much more. Might just end up buying a 20ft section and not having to mess with the rest.
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Old 02-04-2015, 08:40 PM   #17
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I connect the pieces of PVC with standard double female connectors. I do not glue them. they stay tight and do not leak, but I can easily separate the pieces for storage.

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Old 02-04-2015, 09:14 PM   #18
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Paula, what sized hot water heater do you have? Is it able to keep up with your... demand?
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Old 02-04-2015, 09:19 PM   #19
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Good point Brian, there really isn't much pressure to deal with. I found 25ft of Valterra hose for $45. I'm going to wait to see if I really need it but I think that's how I'll go depending on how hard it is to straighten out.
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Does anyone have a good rule of thumb for a good amount of time that's necessary (both minimum and maximums) in between tank dumps? We're going to be using our new "ship" for a couple days, on and off for the next couple weeks and I doubt producing enough... black water... to merit a dump based on volume and capacity. Should we dump regardless? Do people usually dump and flush after each trip?

I ordered a Sewer Solution and plan to use it, plus I have the tank flush hookup as well. Obviously I'd like to mess with this as seldom as often though!

I guess I'm looking for a "dump your black tank when it reaches 50 out of 60 gallons or every X days, whichever comes first."

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Old 02-05-2015, 07:13 AM   #21
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Paula, what sized hot water heater do you have? Is it able to keep up with your... demand?
Standard 6 gallon. I did replace the shower head with a water saving Oxygenics head. And I rarely dawdle long enough to run the tank out.

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Standard 6 gallon. I did replace the shower head with a water saving Oxygenics head. And I rarely dawdle long enough to run the tank out.

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We also use the Oxygenics shower head in Lucy. We also have added an in-line cut-off valve at the base of the shower head. Our Oxygenics is about seven yrars old and now in its third Airstream. We have found that this give us a strong shower feel with reduced water use.

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good friend who has been towing for about 40 years, finally came to the conclusion, about 10 years ago, that not putting TP in the tank was the best solution to not clogging things up. we just use a plastic bag in the head which we dispose of each day.

i also find that the black water tank does not fill up as quickly as the gray water tank but if i have a sewer connection available, i'll dump before i leave. the water flush on the black water tank should keep everything clean and tidy. i also use chemicals in the black water tank if for nothing else to reduce the odor.
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The type of TP matters a lot as well. That thick fluffy stuff that women like has more wet strength. Scott TP seems to dissolve well. Experiment with wet TP in the sink and you will find out what falls apart better.

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