Finally, my first WC w/o lifting a single bucket!

Discussion in 'I made this!' started by Todd_Sails, May 4, 2013.

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  1. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    Congratulations Todd! I'm really envious! Wc's are still a **tch for me! :(
     
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  3. reefer Bob

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    That reminds me of watching my wife doing a water change. She had the hose in the tank & she was leaning over by the jug sucking on the hose & didn't watch the water coming down the hose. That water comes down so quick & hit her mouth. Then the gagging & spitting starts while I'm laughing & rolling. And she gets even more upset saying she swallowed it. Oh the mistakes we make when first starting out. Yea I got a lil suction ball now to start the siphon.
     
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    I make it seem like I've never done a wc before, or don't know how to siphon water. Been doing wc for 5 years now.
    I to don't have to lift any buckets. I don't have the luxury of a basement drain (lucky Todd). I mix in a 44g on my patio and pump it into the tank, drain wc water into another trash can and drag it outside. Since my house is upstairs I use a garden hose that I run downstairs and siphon the wc water under the stairs in a spot nothing grows anyway.
    What happened was I didn't clear the hose completely after one wc and when I went to start the siphon to drain the wc water I got a nice amount of 1 week old wc water that was sitting in a hose.
    All this because I always have a better way of doing things. At least I think I do.
     
  5. Magnus

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    I've done that many times... U would think I would have learned by now. I have considered opening a window and running the hose out to the back yard... But I don't want to "kill" my soil.

    One day, I will have the drain that I want nearby.... One day... :)
     
  6. Marshall O

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    I am purposefully dumping my old water in my backyard where we have bamboo growing uncontrollably :-/

    Otherwise, I will soon be tying in a couple tanks into a 40 gallon sump in my basement, where I also mix my new SW. I will soon be in the bucketless, siphonless, water change club :)
     
  7. Todd_Sails

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    Bamboo problem, many a year ago, I would have came by, cut them down for you so I could make my special double and triple chamber Bongs out of the bamboo!
    It was an art, I was a craftsman- of building multiple chambered Bamboo bongs!

    That was MANY a year ago!!

    What a tanget!
     
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  9. oldfishkeeper

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    A man of many DIY talents lol
     
  10. Daniel072

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    Yeah, when my wife and I purchased our house, she surprised me and had a spigot and drain installed in our garage right next to my sump. It makes it very easy. I still have to shop vac my sump to get the nasty stuff but I only do that about once every other month or so. Most of the time I just pump out of the sump and then back in from my barrel. Super simple. It is amazing.
     
  11. Todd_Sails

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    Thanks everyone for also sharing your techniques at this task!

    I just got around to using that basement drain for this last WC! It's been there since I moved in. At first I had my sump in my stand, on the main floor.
    Then it's on it's own stand in the basement, about 6 ft from that drain.

    I've been thinking about it for a long time, glad ai finally did it!

    Lot's of ways to skin a cat!

    I hope this thread gives others ideas to improve on whatever system they have.

    Keep posting how you do it please
     
  12. Magnus

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    I'm jelly! :-/