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Old 11-03-2011, 02:25 PM   #85
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Hmm. Any other cute little Colorado water rules I need to know about? We are thinking of putting in a well and septic the year after we get the electric in.

We just met with the REA engineer at the site two weeks ago. Two poles needed to get power out to our little RV site in the foothills. We'll probably do that in May.
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:30 PM   #86
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Hmm. Any other cute little Colorado water rules I need to know about? We are thinking of putting in a well and septic the year after we get the electric in.

We just met with the REA engineer at the site two weeks ago. Two poles needed to get power out to our little RV site in the foothills. We'll probably do that in May.
The only other one I can think of right off is to be sure your drain field is down wind from N W Longmont.

Oh yeah, and make sure the parking site is long enough to accommate a 31 foot trailer.

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Old 11-03-2011, 02:59 PM   #87
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Ken, I've read otherwise about Blue Boys, but am glad it works for you. Don't drink out of it. You may be fertilizing those plants as well as watering them.

Water law: I don't know if this has changed in the past few years in Colorado, but if you take water that falls on your roof and then flows to a barrel, and then use it for any purpose, you are stealing from the watershed. Someone else has a usufructuary right to that water (cool word which means someone doesn't own it, but has to right to use it; the state owns the water). This rule has been changed in some states so you can use the water on outdoor plants since it still goes into the ground eventually, but I haven't kept up on which states have changed.

The shower thing sounds bizarre to me because the result of dumping a bucket of water on the ground or sending it to a septic system is the same. Of course, if you take showers outside in the rain the result may be different.

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Old 11-03-2011, 03:14 PM   #88
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The shower thing sounds bizarre to me because the result of dumping a bucket of water on the ground or sending it to a septic system is the same. Of course, if you take showers outside in the rain the result may be different.

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We are on the sewer system here, so that water has a much better chance of getting to the river quickly if it goes down the drain. From,the smell of the treatment plant from time to time it may be too quickly.
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:22 PM   #89
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We have one of these aerobic septic systems here. A little compressor puts air into the tank and the water that eventually comes out is practically clear and goes right to a gray water tank. It's not this particular brand but a competitor: http://www.wetlandspacific.com/index...#axzz1cfxzgbhW
We have that plumbed into the irrigation system with a submersible pump and pressure switch. Would one of those fly in Colorado? Sure is simple to put in. Dig a hole and run power.
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:30 PM   #90
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I've used my blue boy for black water for years. Not anymore 'cause my AS will last a week at least for the two of us. My old SOB only had a 17 gallon black tank for 5 of us!!!!

Anyway the blue boy flushes fine with a single rinse and today doesn't smell any worse than when new. The trick is to leave the cap off when you get home and let it dry thoroughly.

Why is everybody so afraid of crap? It's just poop....didn't you ever change diapers?
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:55 PM   #91
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Probably cause many people get to this stage in their lives without ever having had to physically deal with it in a hands-on manner. There's no need to fear it if you use reasonable care and rinse it all away. Its organic. bugs eat it. And some dogs.
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Probably cause many people get to this stage in their lives without ever having had to physically deal with it in a hands-on manner.
Many of us have valets who deal with that nasty stuff when we eliminate.

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Old 11-03-2011, 04:12 PM   #93
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Many of us have valets who deal with that nasty stuff when we eliminate.

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OOOO, how do I get me one of them? Not so much for the poop thing....just sounds like fun....what's her name?
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:26 PM   #94
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:02 PM   #95
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Concerning a single tank for holding wastewater . . .

I have talked with one person who had this set up (2004 International -- I think 28'). They purchased it new in 2004. They hated the single tank and had it retrofitted.

If I remember correctly, the problems with the combo tank involved the "no fuss flush" system not being able to keep the water jets clean or adequately clean a 80 gallon tank. Also it took forever at the dump station and oftentimes they would still end up leaving with a hose not as clean as they would have liked.

I think Airstream only made this one year.

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Well another day gone by and no part yet. I keep saying this but hopefully today. I really wanted it for the weekend so I could test it. I just don't have time during the week.

Definite piece of advice for you IF this works. Just do it yourself. The part is $26 online. I would have had this done in 4 days. 3 for shipping and 1 for install. All it is is replacing your P trap under the sink with this valve. Even though it's under warranty it's worth the $26 to skip the headache of dealing with the service dept.

And definitely going to buy a blue boy or whatever it's called so if I still have problems on the next trip I can just dump into that.
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Well another day gone by and no part yet. I keep saying this but hopefully today. I really wanted it for the weekend so I could test it. I just don't have time during the week.

Definite piece of advice for you IF this works. Just do it yourself. The part is $26 online. I would have had this done in 4 days. 3 for shipping and 1 for install. All it is is replacing your P trap under the sink with this valve. Even though it's under warranty it's worth the $26 to skip the headache of dealing with the service dept.

And definitely going to buy a blue boy or whatever it's called so if I still have problems on the next trip I can just dump into that.
You know I cant believe the service is so slow and your having to stay on them so hard. I guess its like anything else you buy they promise you gold and glitter till the sale is done then your just another person.

Hang in there hopefully you get fixed up soon!
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I, too, have pondered the question, "why is everybody so afraid of crap?" (dznf0g's post #90). I've made the general observation over the years that as one's affluence increases, so does one's aversion to having to deal with human waste....(that's completely understandable). What I find so interesting though, is how those same people can cheerfully handle animal waste, (as long as it's produced by their beloved pets and/or horses). Needless to say, those folks are not RVers.
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