Tiny House Grey Water

Hello and welcome back!  Happy Tuesday Friends!  Hope your week is off to a good start!  When I had the skirting off this past weekend I saw that the grey water lines had fallen off their little tilted drainer holder system.  The metal wire thing below.

drainage holder
drainage holder
another shot of drain holder
another shot of drain holder

or if outside of an RV it looks like this:

rv sewer
Photo credit: google images

These little support holder things help keep a slope in the drain so that gravity will allow the water to go into the drain. =)

The builder gave me two of those holders.  One is metal (shown above) and one is plastic.  He sent two because unlike normal RV grey water systems, I have two disposal areas that connect with a “Y” piece.  One for the front (kitchen) and one for the bathroom (back).  The builder said he had to do this because the trailer has a structural component between the wheels and a sewer line wouldn’t go through this element thus there is one drain for the front of the house and one for the back.

Front drain
Front drain

The front drain is located in front of the wheels on the drivers side.  I placed the sewer tube behind the wheels so that it’s somewhat insulated and protected by the skirting.  Plus I don’t have to see the unsightly drainage tubes. Even though I only have grey water in these I still don’t want to see them.

Front drainage in back of back drainage
Front drainage in back of back drainage

They both run under the tiny house and connect with a Y pipe fitting shown below.  I couldn’t get a picture with how dark it is under the house.

2 drain lines go to 1 with this Y
2 drain lines go to 1 with this Y

Then the drainage line pops out the back by the utility hook ups.  The blue line below is the water hose and the black one not under the house is the electrical cord.  I didn’t put that under the house due to connecting to solar.

 

The drain comes out the back by the RV utilities
The drain comes out the back by the RV utilities

I’m going to build a little box.  I’ve seen some tiny houses use rain gutters but I don’t think that’ll be big enough to go around the sewer line, water, and electric lines so I need to find something a bit bigger.  My goal is to build this little box around them from where they pop out of the house and go to the utility box.  This will protect them from the cold weather – IF we ever get cold weather.  Come on Mother Nature, cool it down for me!!!

sewer is the black tube and white cap on the ground
sewer is the black tube and white cap on the ground

Do you think building/making a little protective box around the utilities will help?

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