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Posted: 03/29/13 09:09pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My Greyhawk came with a built-in sewer hose compartment but it was too small for the RhinoFlex hose...the fitting wouldn't go through the opening. So I removed the original pipe, enlarged the opening behind the compartment door, and fastened on a 5"x5" vinyl fencepost. I put in a plastic gutter and now both hoses fit in the compartment.

The elbow won't fit inside the gutter but it'll fit inside the fencepost, so I might play around to see if I can find a clean way to keep the elbow in that compartment, too.

Pics of the build here: StinkySlinkyMod

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And now I can use the gutter for a hose support when I'm dumping.

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Posted: 03/29/13 09:21pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jeff:

Thanks so much for very detailed photos and info!! Very nice install!

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Nice photos and cool fix....however, please use a dump station and not just empty onto the grass as in your last photo...[emoticon][emoticon]...Dennis


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Posted: 03/29/13 10:38pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Oh, it's ok - that was my neighbor's yard.

(Just kidding, for those folks who don't recognize humor. It was my yard.)

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Lowes has U shaped gutters and end caps available for them that will fit in the fence posts. I have 2 sections on top of each other with the hose laid inside the top one. All fit inside the post fine.

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might I suggest some holes for venting/ keep mold to a min.?


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I put several holes in the bottom of mine for ventilation after using for awhile, cut down on smell and prevents mildew/mold. [emoticon]


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Posted: 03/30/13 06:58am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mobeewan wrote:

Lowes has U shaped gutters and end caps available for them that will fit in the fence posts.


That does look like it'll offer more room, and my Lowe's apparently has them in stock. I'll head down in a few minutes and check it out. Thanks for the recommendation!

Re: the mold, I thought about adding ventilation but I read several folks who didn't ventilate and never had a problem. I figure I'll experiment...see if I have any issues, and then it's pretty simple to drill some vent holes if I need them. I'll plan on drilling several on the front side of the fencepost near the door assembly, and then several on the rear side of the fencepost near the end cap. Maybe that will create some directional air flow and dry it out quicker. Or maybe just let more water in! [emoticon]

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Thats the slickest hose mod I have seen so far. NICE!

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Posted: 03/30/13 07:17am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks gajd33. I used to live in Statham, btw...when I'm pretty sure the closest traffic light was in Winder. We went to the big town of Winder b/c it had the closest "MacDonald's" and "K-Market." (That's what I called them when I was little.) Still have friends in the area!

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