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Old 12-03-2014, 11:17 PM   #15
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I looked at some Cal. codes on RV's and found nothing about a statute or regulation on this. Some CG's have their rules posted—the kind they give you when you check in. Some are written by nasty people and none of those say anything about elevating hoses. If there were a reg. or law, they'd certainly cite it. We've traveled in Cal. a lot and I don't recall ever hearing of it. So, I doubt it is true.
I got a citation from a City Inspector in Marin County, CA to prove it.
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:07 AM   #16
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Slinky touching the ground

So,,, it seems as if it is a law....

How about instead of a ridiculous and stupid law requiring elevation of a sewer hose.....

A law that says a leaking sewer hose used in a campground is illegal? DUHHH

I will continue to mock stupid politicians and their stupid, stupid, stupid laws because they DESERVE to be mocked.

This kind of crap costs us time and money,,,, to "fix" a problem that is not a problem 99.999% of the time..... And even in the rare, rare, rare instance that it might be a problem,,, some poo might get on the dirt!

What a freaking NIGHTMARE!

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Old 12-04-2014, 05:10 AM   #17
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There is a law going into effect in CA on 1/1/15 requiring ranchers to have diapers on all their cattle.
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:21 AM   #18
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:22 AM   #19
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Studiously ignoring the political diatribes… So it appears that there is a city ordinance— at least— that requires sewer hoses to be elevated. I wonder what they would say about the hose from my macerator pump if I went there? It's not a slinky, and it's not constructed like a slinky. It's constructed like a garden hose.
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Seems odd to be concerned whether the hose touched the ground when it seems half the dumpers I've observed don't even wear gloves!
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:31 AM   #21
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Seems odd to be concerned whether the hose touched the ground when it seems half the dumpers I've observed don't even wear gloves!
Not that odd. You don't use gloves on the toilet, either (well, I used to know one guy who did…). You can wash your hands afterwards; it's hard to wash the ground.
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Good point, if not a disgusting one. However, everyone I saw, hopped in behind the wheel and drove off.
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Old 12-04-2014, 07:24 AM   #23
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Protag & Openroad - you started my day with a good laugh. I use the Sewer Solution - which ordinarily doesn't get anything on my hands, but I always seem to have already locked the door and folded up the steps every time I disconnect the SS.

I'm buying groceries tonight, so I just added "soap dish" and hand soap to my list of things to buy. They will abide in my bumper storage with the SS - which by the way stores neatly in a plastic box designed for wetting down pre-pasted wallpaper. Thank you I feel much better now.

Sad note: At work I always refill the liquid soap dispenser in my bathroom, then go next door to the men's room. I've never needed to add soap to their bottle in years. When I twitted the guys about this they said it was because they refilled it before it ever got even half empty. I believe that - yeah really. Next time I brink pizza into the office, they wash their hands before they peek under the box lid!

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Hey protag, you are like a guru to me.

This is the first time that I ever started to think about beginning to consider the option of maybe partially disagreeing with you.
I had a pump out guy that had equipment failure, dump about 5 gallons of nasty on my campsite. I was angry. He said not to worry and dumped water over the mess. Just like he said, 1/2 hour later, the smell was gone. So, it is actually fairly easy to wash the ground.
Micro organisms in soil even eats the stuff that wears off of our tires before it gets more than 5 feet from the highway ( so says the government study ).
But I understand that year round spillage in a campground is cause for concern.
Another thing I would like to point out is how badly grey water stinks if it is allowed to fester in a holding tank.
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This is the first time that I ever started to think about beginning to consider the option of maybe partially disagreeing with you.
I'm not perfect, and I welcome people who disagree with me, as long as they can back up their viewpoint as well or better than I can back up mine. How else will I learn?

They say the world is run by people with a "C" average. Think about that for a moment. A "C" average means that, on average, they have the right answers only 75% of the time. Or to put it another way, one in every four decisions ever made is wrong. I'd like to think I beat that average, but honestly I probably don't beat it by much.

With regard to washings my hands after dumping my tanks, that's one thing I like about the macerator pump. It's a very clean system from the user's point of view. But I still wash my hands afterwards, usually with waterless hand sanitizer so I don't have to start refilling my gray tank right away. I have a tough time understanding people who can dump their waste tanks, rinse their slinkies, wipe their hands on their pants (shirts, overalls, whatever) and then hop in and drive away. When I see that, all I can think is, "I shook hands with that person when we met? Eww!"
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I don't wear gloves to do my business, but always wash.

I mostly wear gloves when I drain the tanks (unless I forget them) AND I wash thoroughly afterward.

I am certainly not a germophobe, but it is only common sense to reduce your chances of exposure when the likelihood of bacteria transfer is so great.
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Hey protag

I hope that you know that I respect and value your wisdom.
My friend stopped using his macerator because it clogged up too many times ( he doesn't use any tank treatments). But, I use enzymes, and end up with just liquid ( no clumps ).
The epiphany I just had was that a garden hose coming out of a macerator seems way easier to flush out( with less water ) than a slinky.
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They say the world is run by people with a "C" average. Think about that for a moment. A "C" average means that, on average, they have the right answers only 75% of the time. Or to put it another way, one in every four decisions ever made is wrong. I'd like to think I beat that average, but honestly I probably don't beat it by much.
Eww!"
We would be well served if in fact our leaders did have a C, or 75 %, average. It is commonly accepted that the higher one is on the ladder the lower his accuracy has to be. A line employee has to have close to a100% accuracy to keep their job. The President of a company, and I say company not to state a political debate, can survive with and collect a huge salary while only hitting in the low 50s.

Back to the original point of having the slinky raised off the ground. What does that accomplish? If the hose were to leak will the water evaporate before hitting the ground?
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