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Old 10-22-2013, 05:41 PM   #1
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septic pipe safety question

thanks again forum experts for your tireless help while I get settled in to my home.

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I hooked up my septic for a permanent setup and we had to dig out a ditch for the blue piping from the camper to the septic tank so that it would have enough slant to drain. i'm wondering if i should re-cover the blue piping (the springy looking usual drain pipe) with dirt, or ? or if it's safe to just leave it in the open...
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:56 PM   #2
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Most of the seasonal campers I see in campgrounds don't use the regular springy sewer hose, they use rigid 4 inch PVC pipe. Over time that hose with all those ridges can collect a lot of "stuff". The short term campers are picking up that hose and moving but for longer term stays you need the junk to slide easily down the hose/pipe.

The regular camper hose should be protected on both the top AND bottom. In the phone company world our burried cable was laid over fine sand which was over coarse sand and gravel. Over time with changes in temperature the ground does move a bit and can wear through anything not protected.
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We have our Sunline set up in a seasonal location and we use the hard PVC plumbing. The flexible hoses are ok for the quick dump but they will deterioate over time and begin to leak. The PVC pipe and connections will only run you about $20-$30 and will last for many years.
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thanks, i'm going to set up the PVC
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I agree with the pvc may not be a bad ideal to cover it. Your septic system will actually heat your black tank through the vent on the roof the spetic is under ground and working so it makes heat.
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I agree with the pvc may not be a bad ideal to cover it. Your septic system will actually heat your black tank through the vent on the roof the spetic is under ground and working so it makes heat.
A very good point.
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noralee,

You have no idea how much I would love to drive my set-up down there and rough it with you.!
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You have no idea how much I would love to drive my set-up down there and rough it with you.!
have i really made it sound that good? i feel a little buried in repairs and lowe's since i got here.
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I was thinking of the area you are at and some of the resources at your site. I have been near there and love it.

I have the next size up trailer. T-1550. I can identify with the challenges you have. The T-1350 is a little smaller than I would want for an extended stay. The T-1550 being a little bit (very little) better.

As far as the water leak issues, I'm not saying I would want them. The challenge of the environment....yes I would like that. I'm from colder and longer winter climate than you.
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