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    Thread: RDF Users: What do you do with the water from the cleaning cyclces?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Russell Peters View Post
      I mean that I waste it, I do not send it somewhere to be reused. It served it's purpose so I throw it away. I am not a tree hugger.
      Haha, thanks! That made me laugh. I'm not trying to reuse the water. I'm trying to find a way to get rid of it (either through evaporation, drainage, sinking into the soil, etc) so that it won't make a mess or smell. I like Kevin and enjoy the heck out of his posts but his photo is *precisely* what I'm trying to avoid!!

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      Quote Originally Posted by audioenvy View Post
      Haha, thanks! That made me laugh. I'm not trying to reuse the water. I'm trying to find a way to get rid of it (either through evaporation, drainage, sinking into the soil, etc) so that it won't make a mess or smell. I like Kevin and enjoy the heck out of his posts but his photo is *precisely* what I'm trying to avoid!!
      exactly why I posted what mine looks like. example of what most dont want lol

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      Quote Originally Posted by Huysy View Post
      I've tried almost everything, but that smell is something that you cannot escape, especially when you don't have acres of land. I am at a point where this is the best option. Set it and forget it.
      well he had a huge hill he used to send it down. wish I lived on a hillside lol

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      Here is what I am currently doing. Waste goes to a sump. A sieve catches most of the solids. Sump pump with float pumps water to pop-up sprinklers.

      The Good: Water is spread across the yard and dries fairly quickly. No wet spots.

      The Bad: Because I don't want the sprinklers to clog, I have to filter the waste pretty well. I have to dump the solid waste once sometimes twice/week. Also, when the sprinklers are on, the backyard wreaks! I'm gonna drop a chlorine tablet in there, and see what happens.

      Verdict: Works ok. It keeps my lawn green and lush...sometimes too lush. I hate dumping the solid waste.

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      I am fortunate to live in the country so my solution is similar to Kevins but my waste line goes out into a wooded area so I don't notice the sludge pile. I have also never smelled anything but that may be because I don't ever need to stir it up.

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      My BE waste goes to a sump tank- about 20 gallons in capacity. Not only does my BE waste go there, but also my water change overflow too. Which is about 200 gallons per day. I have a sump pump on a float that triggers about once an hour for about a 5 minute pump out. Waste is pumped out thru a garden hose into my yard. I move the hose around on a daily basis. So I never have a lot of waste in one area. And I have never had an odor problem. And for the first time in years I have almost zero brown spots from the dogs! Yeah!

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      Backwash goes to concrete filter pit floor which has a drain that connects to the storm sewer.

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      Quote Originally Posted by tbullard View Post
      I am fortunate to live in the country so my solution is similar to Kevins but my waste line goes out into a wooded area so I don't notice the sludge pile. I have also never smelled anything but that may be because I don't ever need to stir it up.
      Same here!

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      No picture but waste go to 5 gallons bucket to trap poop, overflow water inside a 55 gallons (cut in half) ... all the junk tie up to a rule 1800 pump that auto start every 3 minurtes and empty all water to garden hose ... we move the hose around to feed the fruit trees ... it a beauty of all..

      I have not been touching any junk at all, an not looking forward to one

      Now, if I can have the warm weather, I can brag about my fruit like my brother Mitch down South.

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      Quote Originally Posted by ccna101 View Post
      No picture but waste go to 5 gallons bucket to trap poop, overflow water inside a 55 gallons (cut in half) ... all the junk tie up to a rule 1800 pump that auto start every 3 minurtes and empty all water to garden hose ... we move the hose around to feed the fruit trees ... it a beauty of all..

      I have not been touching any junk at all, an not looking forward to one

      Now, if I can have the warm weather, I can brag about my fruit like my brother Mitch down South.

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      Mine runs to a sump pit that is pumped to the sewer when it reaches a certain level. When I am feeling brave I take a bucket of sump water to fertilize the local greenery.

      Oh the pong.

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      Quote Originally Posted by DragonFireSG View Post
      Mine runs to a sump pit that is pumped to the sewer when it reaches a certain level. When I am feeling brave I take a bucket of sump water to fertilize the local greenery.

      Oh the pong.
      That's perty close to my method with the sieve too, with one small difference. I scoop the algae blob/mat out of the sieve and drop it in the gravel. That way it drains and dries out causing very little rotting and odor. When I rinse the screen of finer particles and open the waste valve, that water goes to a sump barrel and gets pumped to a tree line.

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