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Old 06-22-2015, 08:29 AM   #11
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It's not much better here in Houston. I started working on my bus at 8am on Saturday. By 930 I was soaked head to toe. The rotted plywood on my floor came up pretty easy (and not much rust underneath). But once I got to plywood that wasn't rotted it was a major PITA. I only got about a third of it out. Took me the better part of Saturday and half a gallon of powerade.

I used to go to Florida pretty regularly when my sister lived in Mobile.
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:49 PM   #12
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For additional dumping flexibility, you could consider a macerator pump. It'll grind the waste into smaller bits and pump it out through a smaller hose (as compared to the 3 inch "stinky slinky"). That could give you flexibility to dump into any place where you can find an accessible toilet, even if it's uphill from the holding tanks: rest stops, gas stations, etc where a sewer system is present but an RV dump facility is not.
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Old 06-22-2015, 02:05 PM   #13
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For additional dumping flexibility, you could consider a macerator pump. It'll grind the waste into smaller bits and pump it out through a smaller hose (as compared to the 3 inch "stinky slinky"). That could give you flexibility to dump into any place where you can find an accessible toilet, even if it's uphill from the holding tanks: rest stops, gas stations, etc where a sewer system is present but an RV dump facility is not.
there's one on my wish list
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:57 PM   #14
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Hey austin1989us --- what part of Houston are you in?
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:28 PM   #15
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Hey austin1989us --- what part of Houston are you in?
I live off of 249 toward Tomball. Not quite in Tomball but I have a Tomball address. I pay Klein ISD taxes, but people across 249 from my neighborhood pay Tomball ISD taxes. I work downtown.

What part of Houston are you in?
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:58 PM   #16
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With this brutal heat and humidity, I can't say I blame ya.
Although I doubt its too much cooler over there.
I have a 122 gal fueltank I had boiled out & plan on making it my grey & black tank
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:19 AM   #17
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Anyone heard of or have experience with multiple grey water tanks?...I've some odd shaped spaces and can't justify the $$$ of a custom molded tank to fit it.
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:35 AM   #18
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Anyone heard of or have experience with multiple grey water tanks?...I've some odd shaped spaces and can't justify the $$$ of a custom molded tank to fit it.
Seems like a fine option to me. It's a common thing to have kitchen draining to one gray tank and bathroom draining to another in RVs where the two sources are not near each other. If the plumbing is convenient, you could also connect the outlets of the tanks together (and provide air venting to a high point at each tank, and set up the tanks so their upper limits are all at the same elevation) so that water dumped into any of the tanks equalizes into all of them. I wonder what happens, though, with the small chunks that might go into a gray tank -- small kitchen scraps, dirt/sand from the shower, etc. Might want to think about building the tank manifold sloped so that any sediment flushes out nicely. Also consider how far out of level the bus might become, and what will happen to the water when all tanks are full in that condition (will there be an overflow at the air vent of the lowest tank as water from the highest moves in that direction?).
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:41 AM   #19
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i settled for small tanks... both fresh and waste are about 40 gallons. i had considered multiple waste tanks but having more connections, making it more complex, you increases the likely hood that you'll be working on it in the future. so far, these tanks have been big enough for my needs.
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:26 AM   #20
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I found a relevant video/instructions here: Crazy Easy Way To Combine RV Black and Grey Tank.. though obviously mine would be grey 1 and grey 2
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