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Ray&JudyC

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Hello...I read a post about someone who had a dump station installed at their home??? I did not know that was possible. So does anyone have an idea of the cost involved and does it pipe right to your septic tank???? Sounds convenient! I would Like to hear some pros & cons on the matter. Thanks again!


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For me it was quite cheep I Have a septic tank for my home.I just take off the access cap and insert the hose. As far as someone who lives on a public sewer system I will leave it up to someone else cause I don't have a clue other than digging up your sewer line and installing a cleanout.


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It's no big deal I don't remember what it cost me but we just cut the line between the house and the septic tank put in a T plumed in a fitting and installed a screw in cap like you see in camp grounds. There is a special fitting that you can use that will let you install the T without digging up the whole line. That large a line doesn't flex so a standard T fitting wont work.


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I did It! I dug down to my sewer line. As this is a older house the line is ancient tile pipe. After enlarging the hole to accommodate me and an old circular saw that had a masonry blade on it. (I had gotten the saw and blade for an astounding price of $10 at a pawn shop.) I selected a point downstream from an existing joint in the tile pipe so that when I cut there the "Y" could be inserted.
Materials needed for the project were;
1) A "Y" pipe [4" dia. PVC]
2) A 6' section of 4" PVC pipe
3) 2ea rubber adapters [4"PVC pipe to tile pipe]
4) A 4"PVC threaded end cap.
5) PVC glue
Tools Needed were;
1) Shovel
2) Circular saw with masonry blade
3) Sabre saw for platic pipe
4) Tape measure
5) Screwdriver for tightening Band Clamps on adapters

If your home is newer than mine you will probally not need the materials and tools to deal with Tile Pipe.
Without the tile pipe involved your cost should be under $30.


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Most house on public sewer have a clean out port. This is near the house on it's way to the sewer main. If you are lucky (like us) it will be beside the driveway. It looks just like in camp grounds, PVC thread cap.


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For me, it was easy as it can get. I have a sewer line clean out cap near the MoHo, on the outside of the house. I went to the Home Depot, and bought a couple of adaptors, along w/ a 3/4" HD garden hose. Then went to CW, and bought a macerator pump. Once all hooked up, I open the gate valves, turn on the pump, and a few minutes later, all tanks are empty. Total cost of the project, about $185. Cost of not having to fight locating an available dump station, priceless.
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Couldn't get to my cleanout or pipe conveniently so I bought a macerator. I pump it up hill to my cleanout now. What a great device. No plumbing necessary. Can even run it to a toilet.


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rreece wrote:

Most house on public sewer have a clean out port. This is near the house on it's way to the sewer main. If you are lucky (like us) it will be beside the driveway. It looks just like in camp grounds, PVC thread cap.


If you have a cleanout, it might be worthwhile to make sure it is OK to use this for dumping. Our city just passed a "liquid waste disposal" ordinance that involves a $50 fee for testing a sample of what is being dumped into the system, $5000 fine for failure to test and pay the fee.


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Tom, The waste that is dumped into my line is the same as the waste that I flush inside the house.

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This all sounds good, but, I was told that because of the chemicals used in the MH tank, you could not dump into a septic tank. It kills the system of being able to breakdown the wastes.
Please advise

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