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Old 05-25-2012, 04:57 PM   #91
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Re: the wait is over

Started working on the poop tank. I couldn't see spending the $300 plus on a tank bigger then 40 gallons. So I got a free 55 gallon rectangular poly tank from a guy in town that sells car wash soap. I found these 3" tank fittings I can adapt back to black abs plastic piping. Not cheap though. $40 apiece and I needed two, one for the outlet and one for the toliet flange. The vent I'm going to use 1.5" ones and can be had alot cheaper for about $6-8 apiece.

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What I want it to look like mounted.



Started working on the bottom framing today. Hope to have all of it done sometime over the weekend.



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Old 05-25-2012, 07:30 PM   #92
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What are the dimensions of that tank? Wonder if one of the local car wash places in my town would be willing to sell one of their empties? Great idea! Thanks for posting.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:36 PM   #93
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The tank is 40"x18"x18". I think it is going to work out well. It was the only rectangular tank I got from him. I might check back and see if he has anymore. I would really like to make a gray tank out of another one. I also got some 30gal. round poly barrels. I'm pretty sure I can make them work for gray tanks, if I can't get more rectangular tanks. The guy I got them from actually sells the soap to the car washes. But it sure wouldn't hurt to check with the carwash's themselves.
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:33 PM   #94
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Going to be a very nice looking poop tank
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:55 PM   #95
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....and you're one step ahead of the pack. Yellow=hazardous wastes.
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:40 AM   #96
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grey water tank - http://www.skoolie.net/gallery2/v/Skooli ... 4.JPG.html
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:53 AM   #97
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i have 4 of the blue 30 gallon round ones and probably 8 of the 55 gal round ones that i am not gonna use.
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:31 PM   #98
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Yankeflyer, I plan on doing something alot like your gray tank on my gray tank.

But for now I'm just tying the shower into the black tank. It is alot quicker right now to do that. I am making provisions though to run the drain to a gray tank later. Some of the plumbing in progress. Not done yet. I have another ball valve that I'm going to add just next to the T, that is where I will run the line later over the frame under the bus floor over to the other side for a gray tank. There just wasn't enough room to keep both tanks on the same side. Fuel tank is in my way. I'm ok with it though. The black tank is 55 gallons, I figure I will probably want to add some shower water in there just to keep enough liquid sloshing back and forth anyway. I figure I'll have options this way.





I also got the vent ran through the roof as well. I have been putting that off for a long time. I really hate cutting holes in the roof.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:44 PM   #99
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Vent pipe

I would put some kind of vented cap on the vent pipe. Removing a stuck sqirrel from it is no fun...
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:14 AM   #100
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Just kidding; you could remove that stuck squirrel by drilling a hole in the pipe and give it a squirt of propane; flick a Bic while yelling " FIRE IN THE HOLE". One Squirrel in orbit.
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