'Member when I told ya'll I had a PHD?... P-iled H-igher and D-eeper! ... Well... I'm movin' up the educational ladder amongst those who get goin' RV Boondocking!... I'm now the proud holder of a PIFF!
PIFF, You ask?
Yup... a PIFF! P-ump I-t F-arther and F-aster! :o)
Picked up a portable Macerator Pump kit at Camping World yesterday afternoon... made a temporary hookup late in the afternoon and went to pumping...
But, you know me... I just felt it only proper to invite that Murphy bugger... who activated one of his laws... and the pump popped a 20 amp fuse the instant I turned the switch on... aaaargggghhhh!
Put a fresh fuse in, checked the armature for free movement... and hit the switch again... without issue... I've no idea what the first fuse was about...
Now... Flojet, the company that built this lil' sewer pump setup, directs that you shouldn't pump any farther than 50 feet, or you're in danger of over heating the macerator pump... hmmm... that's considerable shorter than the 200 feet I'm movin' the sh_ _... uh ... stuff!
The hose is actually running a lil' downhill... so I just knew I'd get away with it... :o) ... if I didn't... I was gonna have a lil' different story to tell.
We've been here, a month now and the Black Water tank had finally filled up... but it took us a whole dang month to fill that tank. That's an example of how you can stretch the performance of your holding tanks... if you put some thought into it... use the facilities when you're fueling, eating at the McDonalds... etc... and you can stretch out the time you need to dump.
In this case, that tank that was full is now... still 'bout 3/4... maybe a lil' less.
Ya see... I don't feel comfortable pumping an entire tank full into a residential septic tank... I don't know for sure and for certain, but I'm pretty comfortable believing that putting 40 or 50 gallons of raw sewage into a residential septic tank would shock load it and could cause difficulties...
So... my method is to put a bit at a time... maybe a 1/4 tank every few days... that will have me pumping out... faster than I'm collecting "fresh"... :o) ... I also treat the RV Tank with a bit of RID X. That way, I'm actually treating the residential septic every time I dump... and there should be no troubles.
If you're on a sewer system... just dump away... being on our friends septic system... I'm gonna be a lil' more cautious.
Outside of that first popped fuse, this Flojet Macerator pump worked real easy... and sure beats draggin' around that "Blue Boy" you can see sittin' under the rig. I did the pumping I did in something like two minutes... This outfit will come in real handy, in a remote RV boondocking camp, when I'll need to pump into the "Blue Boy", sitting up on the bed of the truck... so I don't have to move the rig to dump.
I'd say... SWEET! ... but ... uh... none of... This... is That... is it? :o)
As I was finishing up my work, Heidi an' Krea came riding in. They'd gone out for an hour or so, making one of the first rides on these horses since last fall... That can often get a lil' bit western... unfortunately, these guys behaved just fine... no fireworks... shucks... :o)
What's up for Today?... Most of what we'd planned for yesterday! We're back to tryin' to finish up the chores I'd lined out for yesterday... our "phone kid" isn't on till noon today... an' we want to deal with him... just liked how "he" works... and the laundry didn't get done 'cause 'somebody' went to havin' too much fun gettin' Horseback... while the 'Brains' of the outfit was havin' such a great time with the sewer! :o)
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