What is Best Practice for Collecting Grey Water from Sink

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    Craig Cyr New Member

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    My wife and I are debating the best way to collect and store the grey water at the campsite. Should we use a bucket or an enclosed tank. I'm thinking a tank with wheels so we can transport it to a place within the campground to dump. Pointers?
     
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    It's all personal preference. I run a hose to a three gallon bucket and empty it daily.

    Edit: Just don't let it empty onto the ground. Bad form.
     
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    I have a $3 bucket from lowes. Drilled a hole in the top and have a short piece of hose to go from the drain to the bucket.
     
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    Mine came with the wheeled tote, nice but not exactly the eaisiest to empty. Its 11 gallons, so its unwieldy and awkward to dump. Each way will work well, depends on money, time and preferences.
     
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    Depends on your PU, and what your space above is. If you can fit it under and get a hose into it, a 5 gallon bucket with a lid with a screw off cap like an empty contractors paint bucket works great. Drill a hole to pass the drain hose into the lid, pass the hose in, when full, take it to the dump station or bathroom, unscrew the cap and drain.

    Those flexible 5 gallon water carriers work pretty good too.

    With my back I wouldn't want to move more than about 5 gallons or so anyway.
     
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    This is what I have used for the last few years. Works well for me.
     

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    This is my POPUP trailer setup...

    I have two of those 7.5 Gallon containers...

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    It is always amazing to me how much drain water I get during one day haha...

    When one fills up I move the hose to the second one and use my 2-wheeled folding cart to haul the full one off somewhere...

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    Could go straight to a portable dump tank for RV use. I almost bought a used one, but a used poo trolley didn't sound like the good deal it may have been.
     
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    That is a good setup! One issue I have seen is not all pop up sinks drain out the side like that, but rather, some have a drain under the floor, However with that particular pop up shown, you'd still be able to use the AquaTainers easily.

    FWIW, I use AquaTainers for added freshwater. I like the 7 gallon capacity, and the square shape makes them space efficient... It would be great if they made the same thing in gray to easily identify THIS IS A GRAY WATER CARRIER.

    Oh, and moving them isn't so bad, I toss a cheap, old Home Depot hand truck in with them...
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    We have one of these for our grey water only. Toilet is a cassette. I like this 4 wheeled model, seems much easier to deal with. Ours has only two wheels, with a metal bracket thing that hooks it to the tow ball. I would rather pull it like a wagon as this one. Ours gets too heavy to lift, even just to the towing angle.

    I purchased it new and it's never held black water, so may be able to sell it to get money towards a four wheeled model. Thanks for the video.
     
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    I bought a used twice one for less then 1/4 of new price.. since then it's been used 4 times.. use it same as you would a stinky slinky.. black first then grey..
     
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    Mr. Starsky cleans coffee from keyboard... Well played my man, well played
     
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    washing machine hose & clear 2.5 gallon jug.
     

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