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Disgusting Tales from the Pucker Brush

Riggin’ Up – Riggin’ Down

Used to be dealing with septic out here in the Brush Country was a bother but not a concern.  The Old Girl had a 50 gallon black tank that always emptied with s swoosh that made you glad you checked to make sure the connections were tight and the stinky slinky wasn’t UV-aged dangerous.  We get septic service and water weekly off the same truck.  Pumper Man sticks his poop wand in the end of the slinky and turns on his machine.  I crouch down beside the black tank gate valve and open it a

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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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Settling In North Of Dallas

Temporary Power Pole– note electric line running on ground

Things are settling here at the job site in Far North Dallas. This is a small acreage of only 17 acres ringed by Suburbia. I told the owner the neighbors have been quite in interested all the goings on here; peering over their back fences to get a better look. The owner said to tell them we were putting in an RV park. 🙂

The electricity is from an older junction box and meter. Our line runs across the ground and terminates on the temporary pole in the

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The Fountain of Doom

Most RV’ers know about the dreaded Pyramid of Doom or you should! The Pyramid of Doom happens when you are hooked to a septic system and you leave the drain valves open on your holding tanks. Now, leaving the drain valve open on the gray tank is perfectly fine. It fills up quickest and it is much less effort if you just leave it open to run into the septic system. I usually close mine off a day or so before the black tank hits the full mark. That gives me some gray water to

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