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Old 04-18-2016, 07:13 PM   #1
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combine black and grey water tanks??

this may be a no brain question but,
has anyone just combined the black and grey water tank needs and just put one large tank instead?? seems it would be so much easier for all around, build, flush, etc... what are the thoughts?
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Old 04-18-2016, 07:20 PM   #2
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this may be a no brain question but,
has anyone just combined the black and grey water tank needs and just put one large tank instead?? seems it would be so much easier for all around, build, flush, etc... what are the thoughts?
This was my original plan, I have a 112gal steel fuel tank I had boiled out & was going to make a combined tank until I read a story about a metal street lamp that fell down because of people & dogs urinating on it didn't know urine was so corrosive ,So now I mounted and a 33 gal black tank & still going to use the 112 gal for grey.
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but what about a nice molded plastic one, 100 gallon tank for both?
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but what about a nice molded plastic one, 100 gallon tank for both?
I thought about that also but since it's mounted between the fram rails I didn't want something that big & expensive exposed too debris possible damaging it.
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i have the enclosed basement to protect it. you think there is a technical do not do for what ever reason?
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i have the enclosed basement to protect it. you think there is a technical do not do for what ever reason?
In my opinion,,, nope except you'd be losing storage,storage is important.
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Combining the black and grey tanks just turns it into a black tank, which has to be dumped at the proper dump station.....A grey tank is much more liberal as to where you are allowed to dump....something to think about
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Combining the black and grey tanks just turns it into a black tank, which has to be dumped at the proper dump station.....A grey tank is much more liberal as to where you are allowed to dump....something to think about
Exactly!!!!
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this may be a no brain question but,
has anyone just combined the black and grey water tank needs and just put one large tank instead?? seems it would be so much easier for all around, build, flush, etc... what are the thoughts?
I plumbed my shower into the black tank. This isn't the finished pic, I guess I never took one. Toilet goes in the top of tank. Shower is valved off. I added another valve to the right in this pic and a piece of pipe that goes to the other side. So I can divert the water which ever way I want it to go. I can hook up a sump pump hose and run out on ground or into the black tank.
2012-06-17_15-29-12_807 by Hvbuzz, on Flickr

Here is the other side. I ran that pipe before I mounted up genny and batteries. Someday I will move it to an easier place to get to.

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This was my original plan, I have a 112gal steel fuel tank I had boiled out & was going to make a combined tank until I read a story about a metal street lamp that fell down because of people & dogs urinating on it didn't know urine was so corrosive ,So now I mounted and a 33 gal black tank & still going to use the 112 gal for grey.
african girls designed a fuel cell that uses urine to make hydrogen. you sure you want to just throw that urine out?
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