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Re: Ever become sick from black water?
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2017, 05:50:10 PM »
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Re: Ever become sick from black water?
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2017, 06:14:13 PM »
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Re: Ever become sick from black water?
« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2017, 07:54:15 PM »
I did not want to offend women by calling them old or liars. ;D


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Re: Ever become sick from black water?
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2017, 02:49:26 PM »
    I always subscribed to the no gloves and a vigorous wash after, and have never had a problem.  However if you stay at campgrounds which have full hook ups you need only set up once.
    Also, there is a system called a macerator that is much cleaner and would likely be to your liking.  Here is a Google link that explains how they work and where available:  https://www.google.com/#q=rv+macerator

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Re: Ever become sick from black water?
« Reply #34 on: January 07, 2017, 05:16:50 PM »
My black water and grey water pipes mix right behind the fitting where I connect the sewer hose so they definitely cross contaminate. Both use the same sewer hose to get to the sewer. I am still not worried and I don't use gloves.

I don't think I'm understanding what you're trying to say here.   Cross contamination between black water and grey water isn't much of an issue - they're both carry waste water that should never come in contact with anything associated with the fresh water side of your rig.   
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Re: Ever become sick from black water?
« Reply #35 on: January 07, 2017, 05:21:46 PM »
I don't think I'm understanding what you're trying to say here.   Cross contamination between black water and grey water isn't much of an issue - they're both carry waste water that should never come in contact with anything associated with the fresh water side of your rig.
I don't understand what you are saying. I said nothing about my fresh water.
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Re: Ever become sick from black water?
« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2017, 10:54:47 AM »
I don't think I'm understanding what you're trying to say here.   Cross contamination between black water and grey water isn't much of an issue - they're both carry waste water that should never come in contact with anything associated with the fresh water side of your rig.

I don't understand what you are saying. I said nothing about my fresh water.

I'm thinking "over thinking". The FW and waste should never have anything to do with each other. A given.
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SeilerBird

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Re: Ever become sick from black water?
« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2017, 11:52:34 AM »
I never said anything about fresh water and waste mixing. I am talking about the black tank and the grey tank mixing.
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Re: Ever become sick from black water?
« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2017, 12:25:29 PM »
In the context of the OP's concern (which was basically one about getting sick from being in the proximity of waste water) - it seems to me that "black" water and "grey" water would BOTH qualify as waste water.  The only real concern would be any sort of cross contamination between waste water (regardless of whether directly from "black" water or "grey" water - or from the portion of the plumbing system that carries both "black" and "grey" water when dumping) - and the fresh water system.   Ensure you keep fresh water and waste water separate (regardless of whether it's "black" or "grey") - and reasonable precautions with regards to keeping it off yourself - and there's not much to worry about. 
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Re: Ever become sick from black water?
« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2017, 03:45:00 PM »
I wear disposable gloves and have an old pair of sneakers I slip on that I keep in a plastic tray next to the hose bin.
Those sneakers never get worn inside and don't go beyond the compartment and the dumping station.
Hoses and valve are rinsed out after I'm done dumping and put back in their bin.
When I'm home or get a chance on a long trip, I make sure the hoses are dry and leave the hose bin open in the sun to kill anything that might be lurking around.
If it's dry, it's dead or so the saying goes.
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Re: Ever become sick from black water?
« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2017, 07:02:07 AM »
As folks have said, there are gloves.  There are also things like Chlorox Clean Up spray.  And, there are tubs.  I keep my sewer hoses in a separate tub from everything else except the Chlorox Clean Up.  I keep my gloves and a bottle of hand sanitizer (in a baggie) in my fresh water tub.  In my most germ cautious mode, I remove the hand sanitizer from the baggie and put it on the bumper then I put on gloves, open the sewer tub.  Spray all public things I might touch and let the spray go to work while I am connecting my hose to my camper.  Then, I start dumping and I turn on the dump station water.  When I am finished, I disconnect and rinse my hose and put my hose and Chlorox Clean Up in the tub.  Then, I take my gloves off, throw them away and hit the hand sanitizer.  Then I pack up my hand sanitizer.  Then I close up my sewer tub.  Then I hit the hand sanitizer.  Then I pack up my hand sanitizer.

I do this about 7% of the time.  The other 93% of the time, I do some variation.  I think it depends on whether or not have have any open sores on my hands, how nasty the dump station is, if I have been recently sick, etc.  I prefer having full hookups instead of using a dump station because I feel like I can take more time to be more careful.
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