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post #31 of 62 (permalink) Old 09-05-2016, 12:26
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Old vacuum cleaner hose works just as well and can be found at your local "recycling" centre, probably for free. Just push a couple of lengths together.

I tried the "dishwasher" type hose some years ago, it regularly got clogged due to the small diameter and convolutions. It a case of the bigger the bore the better.

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Generally speaking we don't let food stuff go down the sink drain, but no we've never had any issues with blocking at all, or anything else.

the hose lock bit was the style entitled "3/4 & 1/2 threaded tap conne..." in your link, hopefully an image below. the grey bit goes through the hole from inside the blank so only the threaded part sticks out, the green bit then screws on from the outside to seal it.



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Hi Andy

we have a very large bore hose for when you want to empty the tank which we use when needed, in that scenario we want to empty a quickly as possible, the scenario here is for when on a fully serviced pitch that has its own drain, meaning it's something that is connected and open for the length of the stay, whenever water goes down the sink it simply flows away down the pitches drain, there isn't a requirement for speed etc, and a standard hose will take far larger particles than the filter built into our internal plug hole. having said that we throw rubbish in the bin not down the sink.

i also find that a small coupling device and length of standard hose is far easier to carry than larger bore hoses, standard hose is far less bulky and can be found anywhere for peanuts. a plastic carrier bag with 10 or 15 meters of hose takes less space than our six foot large bore hose.

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Thanks again Lee

I've just ordered one from fleabay and will pop to Wickes tomorrow morning to peruse their pipe fittings. Any excuse to visit a 'man cave'

I tend to agree on the space issue...and you are correct. This is only for where we have an option to drain away. Otherwise it will be the collapsible bucket for me

We also a sink strainers in the kitchen sink so nothing of any size can make it down plus tbh we are fairly scrupulous when it comes to making sure any plates are detritus free too.

Now all I need is 6m of hosepipe...

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Have you had any issues on food bits blocking the narrow bore of the hozelock adaptor at all?

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You can if you want to carefully drill/ream out the internal hole in the nose of such adaptors to get maybe twice as large a hole.....makes a BIG difference to the waste water drainage rate through it, and stops blockages.
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You can if you want to carefully drill/ream out the internal hole in the nose of such adaptors to get maybe twice as large a hole.....makes a BIG difference to the waste water drainage rate through it, and stops blockages.
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We bought a water container with cap in its side slide under pipe outlet open and then pour out into grey waste drain did leave open one time and the wind blew the nasty smells back into the van so shut after emptying now.
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Mine also has a 150mm screw on cover on the bottom, I don't think food particles would block that
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How great are Wickes?

Adaptor and plug around a quid each plus they had a 30m 1/2inch garden hose on sale for £7.99...BARGAIN

So add on the through nozzle for 2 quid (and I bought an in line connector for another 2 quid) and the whole thing will be 15 notes with approx. 20m of hose left over

I think I'll cut 2 x 6m lengths; use one for normal use; and attach the inline connector to the other piece for when/if required

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Nice one Graham, thanks for the update

if it's any use; we keep ours in a bag like the one linked to

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