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Posted: 08/11/02 01:26pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Betty, a rolling tank is just what you guessed. They are blue and are sold at RV stores. I have built portable ramp next to my sewer cleanout so gravity does its thing with the blue rolling tank.


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Posted: 08/11/02 04:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don`t know how deep yours is but mine is about 10 ft down at its shallowist point! I had a cleanout installed when the sewer line was installed and boy does it come in handy although I have to run the hose down the outside stairway to the bottom where the cleanout is at! I just pull in the drive and dump and park.


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Posted: 08/11/02 04:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A "Sewer Solution" works well and will pump uphill (about a ft. or so) and uses a 3/4" or 1" hose. Your cleanout plug will have a screw in cap that you can replace with a short piece of threded PVC to get it above the ground and then screw on the cap again.
BTW- The SS is a lot cheaper on line from the mfg. than at RV stores.


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Posted: 08/11/02 04:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The pump is self priming and I believe it will pump "up several feet.

I have 4 steps to the foyer, then the height of the toilet. Never a problem


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Posted: 08/11/02 05:36pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you have to buy a rolling tank I suggest you look to see how you are going to have to use it. When I bought it we were parked in our daughter's abck yarsd helping with an extended medical emewrgency. The clean out was in the front yard and I would have to hand tow the full tank to the cleanout. Thus I got an 11 gallon tank as it was manageable to hand tow. It did mean multiple trips but lighter was better for me. Now that the emergency is behind us I find our tank stows nicely in the big outside storage, it is small enough to be light, and it desnot take up too much space.


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Posted: 08/15/02 11:46am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here in the midwest, tapping into the existing house line is difficult. I've often thought about just opening the City sewer manhole cover in the street. I could do it in the middle of the night so as to not bother traffic!!

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Lone Eagle; There may not be a code in your city, but in mine (Pleasant Grove, UT) there is, and I couldn't legally hook up an RV dump to my sewer line. It seems that they assess your sewer fees to the amount of water I use and they can't compute how much sewer I'm dumping. So I had to wait until the inspector left and then hook up. I think the law stinks (no pun intended) because the extra water that I put in the RV comes out in the sewer anyway, but I had to make them happy. Other states may not have this requirement. When I did mine, I put a "P" trap in so as not to get the sewer gases and had a straight shot to the main line with plenty of drop.


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We are at 995 east center, the one with all the weeds waiting till next spring to put the lawn in... Nice to see someone from around here on the forum! (Advise is good too... Ill not call the inspector)


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Uh... Thats not the same sewer... Not that anyone would notice...

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Posted: 08/15/02 07:22am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Now that's what I call TRUE friends...to let you dump while visiting...must be a long term visit I presume! :0)

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