Grey Water tank

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  1. LifesAGrill

    LifesAGrill Raymond, MS

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    I just finished a grey water system for under $20. I got 2 7 gallon blue water jugs from Wally World. They had a screw in spout in the lid that is 3/4" pipe thread. I went to Home Depot and bought 2 brass fittings that were male 3/4" pipe thread on one end and male hose bib on the other, and also 2 female hose ends from the lawn and garden dept. I cut a old piece of hose and attached the hose ends on it so I have female ends on both ends. I already had the turndown that attaches to the drain and hook the hose up and open the vent on the jug and it works beautifully. I had to use 2 because my drain for sink is on one side of the PUP and the shower drain is on the other. 7 gallons will have to be emptied often, but it was a lot cheaper than the $150 for a 15 gallon with wheels. So far so good.

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    Luv2ridebikes New Member

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    Sounds like a nice clean job. Those blue aquatainers are a great alternative since they are stable and adapt well for this purpose. If you regulate water use, it won't be that challenging to keep the dumping frequency reasonable.

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    He Ruide New Member

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    Although I don't like the small wheels, you might find that this carrier works well to tote the Aquatainer to and from the dump station.

    Also if the sink or shower are draining slowly, you can use a sump hose with an adapter for the camper and bore a larger hole in the Aquatainer cap and make an adapter similar to this one that I made for gray water tote.

    Hope this helps.

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    Please tell me where you get the hose clamps with finger tightening? Haven't found any here yet at the big box store.

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    He Ruide New Member

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    John,

    I've gotten mine from either Lowes or Home Depot. I know I saw some at O'Reilly and so they may be at other auto parts stores.

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    Digger Foothills of Central Virginia

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    Sounds like a nice job! Be sure to label them well as grey water tanks...you don't want to accidently have someone use them for fresh water!! <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_yuck.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Yuck">

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