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ppine

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Posted: 07/28/19 09:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bad idea.

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Posted: 07/28/19 04:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

easy answer NO.

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Posted: 07/28/19 05:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dick_B wrote:

IMHO that's asking for trouble.


First of all, a garbage disposal would have to go into the black tank, not the gray tank.

It should be noted that the amount of water you use to flush the disposal unit would fill up your black tank pretty quickly. Heck, it'd fill up the gray tank quickly, too.

Gray water is supposed to be minimally polluted, containing just soapy water from washing things. Black water is where the heavy biological stuff goes.

They are separated on an RV originally because it was legal to dump the gray on the ground many places. This is no longer true, BUT, they are still separate so you can use the gray to help flush the stinky slinky of its nasties. If the disposal went to the gray tank, this would no longer work, and you'd be having to do some major rinsing out every time you dumped.





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Posted: 07/29/19 12:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So if you plumbed a disposal from the kitchen sink to the black tank, you'd be filling that tank up three times as fast - and who wants that? BTW, the black and gray water flow into the same tank on the new Airstream Nest - so if your tank overflows during a shower, you'll be standing in poo water. and on the model I read about, the tank capacity is 30 gallons.


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Posted: 06/15/20 04:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Garbage disposals for houses - YES! For RVs - NOPE, due to water usage and bouncing.

The need to run water through the disposal while it is working would use quite a bit of water out of your tank and fill the grey water tank sooner. Not a real problem if connected to city water and a public sewer, but not for drycamping.

The heavy disposal would crack the sink and/or loosen the plumbing when going down a bumpy road. If you decide on getting a garbage disposal, get a lighter one reviewed by https://bestsinkdisposal.com/

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Posted: 06/15/20 08:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I say give it a go. New disposal will have a knock out in place to block the DW connection.


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OP, despite one positive response , in general it is not a good idea for most of the reasons already mentioned.

For less than anecdotal evidence, think about how many “home” features are included in RV amenities. And how many offer garbage disposals.
I’ve not seen any RV with storage tanks offered with one ever.


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Posted: 06/15/20 03:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just put the pots and plates out and let the dog lick them clean.

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Posted: 06/15/20 05:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Park owners may not like greasy food stuff running through their plumbing as well.


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I havnt read a convincing argument towards no. Ive also thought about installing one. Well mostly ive thought about how i dislike when food gets passed my strainer. I wipe dishes down but things still happen. It would be sweet to fire up a GD real quick. Grind it up in hopes it will exit the tank easier being smaller and lighter.

Wouldnt mind a grey tank flush instead of a GD. I got to think heavier food particles get trapped similar to what we see happen in the black tank.

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