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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 26-06-2020, 15:17 Thread Starter
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Question Borobabs

I would like to attach a grey water pipe to the outlet on Tracker EKS to use with portable waste unit. The outlet is on an angle and therefore standard push fit connections don't work as there is no lip at the back. Any innovative ideas welcome please
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 26-06-2020, 18:05
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A picture of the outlet would be most helpful.


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Thanks John. The ext diam of the outlet is 50mm but there is no lip at the back to attach anything. How do you attach a photo?
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Select: Reply then
Just above the Message box, click on the paper clip symbol,
Select a file to attach (ie a picture) - make sure that it is appropriately sized
Click on upload

If you need a more detailed explanation, let me know.


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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 27-06-2020, 21:58 Thread Starter
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Got it

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Paperclip wasnt in Quick reply
see attached Ihope. thanks
Bread looks fine to me. Hope it tasted good.
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Yes, needs to be reply, not quick reply. The bread was good, thanks - itís been an enjoyable hobby while weíve been stuck at home.

I can see the problem now, the elbow on the end of the pipe doesnít leave much material for anything rigid to grip on to. A couple of thoughts (though Iím not sure any of them count as innovative):
1. Use an oversize domestic waste outlet pipe that the outlet can fall into - a couple of 90degree bends would give height flexibility. Affix the pipe (while stationary) using a piece of wire, maybe looped round the tap.
2. Is that a twist off connector that holds the 90degree bend on to the tap? If it is, can it be removed and replaced with a similar connector attached to a piece of hose when using the waste catcher?
3. Use a bucket to catch the waste water.
4. Use a funnel to guide the water into your portable water unit (Iím assuming we are talking about an Aquaroll or similar type of device.

Iíve some experience of using 1. above, though for a slightly different reason. It sounds a bit Heath Robinson (because it is!), but it worked for me on our previous motorhome to drain the waste tank where I wasnít quite over the drain.

Hopefully others will have other, more innovative, suggestions.


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Ozzyjohnís comment nos 2 looks promising

Unscrew the black threaded retainer on the valve and remove the grey elbow and fit suitable replacement
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Thanks both . Will have a go but likely to try a silicone funnel.
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Hi,
When I had my Autotrail Apache I was travelling and hit a lump of debris on the road and it completely wiped out the waste pipe and fittings. I disconnected the remaining pipe from the waste tank and went to a local friendly plumbers merchant and found a pipe connector to connect to the existing pipe and then a new short piece of waste pipe which fitted a new on/off Valve which I purchased from a caravan dealer. Also from the plumbers merchant I found connectors and bends to make it all work. You will with a bit of luck find all the bits that are required.

All the bits were a fraction of the price that Autotrail wanted from their online shop.

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