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Math and Gravity Baby, Just Math and Gravity

500 gallon septic tank for RV Pad use

The real title of this blog entry oughta be Installing a Septic System on Unimproved Property for Recreational Vehicle Parking.  I like my title better.   This septic system will allow us to park the Old Girl (or any RV) on our 21 acres in Terlingua and it is what you might call an ‘outlaw system’.   No approved plans, no official soil tests, no inspections, no nothing — and we are perfectly legal.   In Terlingua Ranch, Brewster County, Texas no permits or inspections are required if your property exceeds 10 acres.   Simple and

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What a Relief! Window Air Conditioner Unit Installed

The Texas heat is not letting up and I had to come up with a plan to get some relief. I wrote about the problems I was facing with just 30 amp service last week and the inability to run both roof top mounted air conditioning units simultaneously on only 30 amps.

The only option was to purchase a small window air conditioner – hoping it would operate on the existing 20 amp breaker that feeds all the ‘house’ circuits in the Old Girl.   A Zenith 6500 btu unit was purchased at Home Depot for $149.00.  The specification indicate it draws

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Mark One Chore Off the List

I returned back to the job near Calvert late Monday – as late as I could because my black tank was just getting fuller and fuller with no where to go.  14 days of occupation since I had last dumped the tank.

The disparate parts of a septic install

Today was the day that was going to change. We generally put in a 300 gallon tank. The septic systems don’t get alot of use when I am here because I am frugal and once we are gone they will only get intermittent use. No sense over-engineering the system.

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