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Old 03-10-2019, 10:48 PM   #11
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I'm with SS, well along the same idea. Dig a trench and drain your tanks periodically. As the trench fills with solids, cover and dig another trench or extend your current one. If you are installing a septic system, have you had a perk test yet? That will give you a guide on frequency of draining the tanks. Planning on a garden, perfect location for the trench.
Just remember, poo runs downhill.
As for the trench, buy a trench shovel form your local hardware or big box store. They are about 6" wide and 18" deep. Yep, you guessed it. Designed to dig a trench. Mostly for services, electrical, plumbing, cable, phone, etc. You can dig a 25' long 24" deep trench in a couple of hours. Lay the dirt next to the trench and as it fills with solids, shovel the dirt back over the top. Might be able to get the contractor to dig it for you?
Or you could do the wash tub option, but I would prefer not to dig it up.
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:59 PM   #12
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You should be able to find a Porta Potty "Honey Wagon" servicer to come dump your Black tank.
Call around
Presumably your Contractor will have one for the onsite Laborers eventually...
Perhaps they can recommend one.
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:57 PM   #13
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Yes, but concerned black Rv tank may not withstand pressure from truck vacuum as a septic tank can.
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:05 PM   #14
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When the truck shows to pump, hold the toilet valve open with a stick. The wider the better. This is what all the Airstreams do at their big rallys, and never a tank collapse.
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:07 PM   #15
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For our 50gal we can go about 8-10 days, but that's just living life, not really being careful abour how often we flush or use it. I don't see why you can't use the gray water to water the grass. They advise doing just that for water conservation so what's the difference. I hope your septic is the first thing to be put it, sure will make waiting a hell of alot easier.
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Old 03-18-2019, 11:20 PM   #16
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Good points.
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Old 03-19-2019, 01:33 PM   #17
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Wife and i sold the house and will be staying on property where house will be built in our 5w in 2 weeks. We have an 88 gallon black water tank (and 88 gray). Having tough time getting someone to come on site to drain. How long on average, will it take to fill up black tank? And can we dump gray water tank on site? We have a 10 acre horse farm.
THANKS IN ADVANCE!!
We live in our 30 ft 5th wheel and boondocks most of the time we have 52 gal fresh water 1 30 gal black water and 2 30 gal grey water tanks we have to go dump about every 13 to 14 days we do what they call quick flush of the camped saves water and do bird baths 🛀
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Old 03-19-2019, 01:37 PM   #18
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Very helpful. Thx.
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