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Old 06-28-2012, 05:04 PM   #15
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So sorry if I'm 'out of line'. Sounds to me like you need to completely seperate the grey and black water systems, by disconnecting the connection where the grey 'ties in' to the Black. Then just 'handle' the grey, the way you have been; 30' or so 'downhill', and out on the ground, or whatever.
Unless your wanting it to go into the septic ststem, as well. In which case, you STILL need to seperate the 2 systems. Then, either A) Park your rig in a different place, or raise it, so the grey water can drain by gravity, to the septic system.Or, have it drain to a tank, (could be one of those 'portable' waste tanks. Then put a pump on the tank, to pump the water to the septic system. Or, the 'old fashioned way'; just move the tank to higher ground, and gravity feed it into the septic system, every day or so.Then move it back, once empty, and reconnect to your grey line.Jim
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:24 PM   #16
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Or, Plan "C"

IF you still have a 'Black Water tank', on/in your trailer, you COULD re-plumb the grey water so it drains INTO the Black water tank. Then, your macerator pump would be pumping 'watered down' (with grey water) black water, to the septic system.Probably would have to empty the tank more often, but its a thought.Jim
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:17 PM   #17
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If you had a temporary gray tank you could run the gray into the temp gray tank and have it set up so it also feeds the macerator allowing you to pump up hill when emptying and also flush with gray after emptying the black.

I am thinking on the order of a 55 gal plastic drum (we just bought some for another project for $19 each) it would require a little plumbing but if done right it would be a temporary set up that would not break the bank if you had to leave the 55 gal drum behind.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:44 PM   #18
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Garry,

A temporary 55 gallon tank is not workable because both the tank and the macerator must be fed by gravity.


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A 55 gallon conventional drum might mot work but a "used" RV fresh water or gray tank might and it would only have to be 1" above the macerator!

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I don't know about this one but they come in all shapes and sizes then again I don't know exactly how your set up is in relation to space etc just trying to get outside the box in thinking how you could do it as a temporary solution.
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Sump pump...

Hello all,

A lot of great ideas here and I'll add one more spin...why not have your grey water drain into a barrel and then manage the 5' lift via a sump pump. The sump can be regulated (on/off) by the bulb setting and therefore, no need to run out to adjust things.

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The sump and barrel idea will work so long as the barrel is buried in the earth, below ground level.
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Or, (also outside the box thinking)

The grey water gravity drains, to a barrel or holding tank. But it sits on a platform, that can be raised using a 'cheap' harbor freight hydrualic jack; when your going to empty it, just jack it up, so gravity will drain it to the macerator pump? So, buy a sump pump, or buy a hydraulic jack? Whichever is cheaper, easier, more do-able.Jim
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Thanks so much for your reply. I think the thing to do is just what you said, maybe put in a grey water outlet. If you see of anybody whos done this I sure would appreciate the help.

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