RV Sewage Dump Install


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Old 02-23-07, 11:37 AM
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Question RV Sewage Dump Install

Im in the planning stage of installing a RV dump site on the side of our home. I want to tap into the line under the restroom(toilet) Does anyone know if this would be a safe option.. Could i possibly damage the foundation?? Also dont they normally have a clean out next to a bathroom, on the exterior wall?? Would it be easier if i just dig a 80' long trench, to the front clean out?? Please advise.. Bill
 

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Welcome to the forums! The only drawback I can see is the introduction of blue water to the septic system. The natural enzymes in your septic may be damaged by the blue water. How many gallons at a time will you be dumping? Remember the capacity of your septic tank. For code purposes, dumping an RV may require the addition of a larger tank, since it will be considered another bathroom added to the house.
 
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Is this system being designed for multiple use as in more than just one RV?
 
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Rv dump

We are on a city sewer system, so we dont have to worry about damaging the septic. Im still up in arm's, as to if i should undermine my foundation. Please let me know if this is not a good idea
 
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It is only for 1 RV. With a small 50 gal holding tank.

The RV parking is on the S. side of the home. On the inside of the home, just about where the dump station is lined up there is a bathroom. I want to either tap into that bathrooms plumbing, or make a 80' run of pipe to the front yard and tap into the main. Which do you think would be a wiser choice? With going to the front im worried about keeping my 1/4'' per foot pitch going on. that would be 80' x a quarter inch..
 
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Not sure I would attempt to tap into the bathrooms, although it is more convenient. You will have a 20" drop to the front yard attachment point, so how does that fit into things?
 
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The first place to check on this would be your city permit department.
Their reaction to your plan would help you decide on the next move.
 
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Excellent

Thank you guys for the advise!! I will check with our plans department at the city first! It may be a few weeks but i will post my findings ASAP!
 
 

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