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Old 07-31-2012, 08:48 AM   #1
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Recycling Grey Water for Flushing

The major limiter for our boondocking is waste water storage capacity. The four of us try to limit water use but still start running out of tank space after four or five days.

I decided next time we 'go' we will use grey water to fill the toilet bowl rather than fresh water. I already modified my trailer to easily drain grey water into a bottle via a garden hose bib but a Valterra adaptor such as this would do the same thing.

http://www.amazon.com/Valterra-Produ.../dp/B0006N5RYK

I takes about 800 ml or 3/4 quart to fill the toilet bowl adequately (for us), so that is about four liters or one gallon per day of water down the drain. Over 4 or 5 days this would add up.

By taking it from the grey water tank I'll open up a little space in that tank and save fresh water for other uses.

We try to limit kitchen debris from going down the drain so the grey water should just be a little soapy, no harm done.

Has anyone tried this?
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:23 PM   #2
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Re: Recycling Grey Water for Flushing

Sounds like a good idea, Thane. Saves fresh water usage, and reuses the grey. Hopefully the black tank has adequate capacity.

Most of our dish washing is done outdoors, then the water pitched. We too mostly do boondocking, but the most common place we go has an outhouse which limits the amount of black water waste.

Sometimes we do bring 5 gallon jugs of water that get poured into the trailer, and should the grey tank get too full, we sometimes either hook up the slinky and discharge the waste if there is an appropriate spot, or just fill buckets and pour it into the bushes.
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:59 PM   #3
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Re: Recycling Grey Water for Flushing

Try happy bowl (http://happybowl.com/). They work as advertised and probably need less water than you are using now. Plus, if you flush with grey water, all the better!

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Re: Recycling Grey Water for Flushing

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Try happy bowl (http://happybowl.com/). They work as advertised and probably need less water than you are using now. Plus, if you flush with grey water, all the better!

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Couple of pieces of RV TP does the same thing....and a lot cheaper.
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