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The Cleanest Way to Dump

Using the Waste Master Sewer Hose and Drain Master Waste Valve System

Imagine this, you’ve just been on an amazing vacation.  You’ve logged lots of miles, hit some epic hot spots, and now you’re on your way back home.  What are you dreading more, the return home, or emptying your holding tank?  We can’t help you with number one, but we can most certainly help you with number two.

When you drain your RV sewage holding tanks are you fumbling with flimsy sewer hoses that leak, crack, or split?  Does your hose move around you, and require a second set of hands to set up and operate the drainage system?

The sad truth of most RV drainage systems is that they’re made up of parts that aren’t designed to do the job.  They’re made of substandard materials that don’t stand up to the demands of your RV lifestyle. can save you countless hours emptying your holding tank and cleaning up after the job is done over the life of your RV.  The Drain Master Pro-Series Electronic Waste Valves combined with the Waste Master Ultimate Sewer Hose Storage System combine to offer RV’s, 5th wheels, and travel trailers the fastest and cleanest waste removal system.

We’ve made it our mission at Drain Master to design and stand behind superior drainage solutions for RVs, 5th wheels, and Travel Trailers.  Sewage shouldn’t stand between you and the next adventure.  Our solutions are backed by expertise and knowledge to offer a sanitary drainage solution so you can spend less time dumping and more time exploring, relaxing, or sightseeing.  With Drain Master, emptying your tanks is simple, safe, and sanitary.  Learn more by reading the post below.

Get the Job Done Right

Now imagine a better way of emptying your holding tanks.  It’s as simple as parking your RV.  No wait, it’s way easier than that!  Simply open your Waste Master System storage compartment, grab the industrial strength hose and walk it over to the drain.  Your hose is already connected using Cam Loc fittings so there’s no leaking, no set up hassle.  This new hose collapses for easy storage affording you 20 feet crush proof, UV resistant hose.

Now you’re ready to hit the switch.  Our innovative Drain Master Pro-Series waste valve system eliminates cumbersome pull valves with a simple electric switch that’s easy to install, one in your wet bay and one inside your RV.  Once the tank is empty, simply hit the switch again, collapse and store your hose, and be on your way.  The smooth interior of the hose keeps waste from building up and getting stuck.  This eliminates hours of cleaning and keeps your storage compartment clean.  Plus, our StaPut Technology also means that the hose will not move around on you while you empty your sewage tank.  No more pin hole leaks.  No more second set of hands to hold it in place.

Stop Imagining It

Now that you know a better system exists, what’s keeping you from making the call? Our experienced and friendly staff are waiting to answer all of your questions from the specifications to the simple operation of the total Drain Master System.  Call today to learn about how the Drain Master Electronic Waste Valves and the Waste Master Ultimate Sewer Hose Storage System offer RV owners the very best in waste removal.

Drain Master Waste Valve Differences

We get asked a lot “What’s the difference in the Premium and Pro-Series valves?” The actual valve is the same physically so no additional installation steps are needed to interface with your existing plumbing. The difference for the Premium electric waste valve versus the Pro-Series is in the actual operational flexibility.

 

EASE OF INSTALLATION

The Pro Series valve is easier to connect the power 12vdc because it is done at the valve, not at the switch. The switch interfaces with the controller through a small easily run cable (RJ 11) much like a telephone land line wire and has both a Green light indicating Closed and a Red light when the valve is Open, so you always know the status of the valve. In addition the controller on the Pro Series has 2 ports so an additional switch can be added OR it can be connected to a computer. The future of RV Waste Management is to automate the dumping process and the Pro Series is ready to go.


Premium Drain Master Valve

RV Electric Waste Valve Front and Back View


Pro-Series Drain Master Electric Waste Valve

RV Pro Series Electric Waste Valve Front and Back View


Two Types of Switches Available with Pro-Series Drain Master Valves

RV Electric Waste Valve Switches


SWITCHES

As you can see in the pictures above our older Premium valve switch has one red light that lights up anytime the valve is open. However with the Pro-Series valves there are red and green lights and two different styles available. (pictured above)

 

WARRANTY

Another thing that sets them apart is the warranty.  The Premium Drain Master valves come with a 1 year limited warranty while the newer Pro-Series Drain Master valves come with a 5 year limited warranty.

 

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Premium Drain Master Valves

Pro-Series Drain Master Valves

 

For more information you can also check out these Drain Master Electronic Waste Valve Videos

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RV Waste Management 101: 3 Reasons You Should Keep Your Grey Water Tank Closed

Whether you’re new to RV living or an old pro, you know that after connecting your sewer hose, you keep the black water tank closed, while you’re at an RV park. But many RVers are in the habit of leaving their grey water tank open anytime they’re hooked up at a campground. While this may prevent dirty water from backing up into your shower and sinks, it can cause some other truly unpleasant issues.

Here’s why:

  • If your grey water tank is allowed to fully empty, scum will build up in both the tank and the inside of the hose — in addition to being unsanitary, this can cause a really nasty smell!
  • If you let your grey water tank fill to ⅔ full before emptying it, a vortex is created which helps to remove the scum and eliminate most buildup.

grey water tank draining

 

Campfires are for swapping stories, and RV tips

Source:  Letsrv.com / RVDailyReport.com

Author: Greg Gerber

This week taught me another lesson about the value of hanging out with experienced RVers. Although I have been traveling full-time in my motorhome for more than two years, I certainly don’t know all the tips and tricks to making the journey successful. Not even close.

I was visiting very scenic Hollister, Calif., to get work done on my motorhome. The good folks at DrainMaster were replacing my old get-your-hands-dirty-while-dumping septic valves and hoses with their truly revolutionary Waste Master waste management system. I’ll have more on that in a future article.

But, while enjoying a meal that night, I was reminded of how valuable these spontaneous interactions are.  Click here to read the rest of the article.

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Can Dumping Your Holding Tanks be a Breeze?

If you’re a seasoned RV’er, you’re all too familiar with leaky fittings, sewer hose pin holes, broken valve handles and the challenging task of trying to make sure the hose stays in the sewer inlet. And how about the occasional sewer smell in your RV?  These are the parts of  the RV’ing lifestyle that the salesman didn’t make any mention of, when you purchased your RV. And doesn’t it seem that in this day and age of technology, there would be a better way?  Read on to hear what Gary Bunzer, The RV Doctor has to say about the issue.  You’ll find some great tips and products that just might have you looking forward to dumping your holding tanks.

Click here to read the article.

*please note, the Polychute sewer hose which is featured in this article,  is no longer available.

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Another Option for Permanently Connecting your Waste Master Hose on your RV

Here at Drain Master, we had the pleasure of meeting one of our customers last winter when he and his wife stopped by to get some help with a modification to their RV that would make using their Waste Master Sewer hose system even cleaner, easier and trouble free.  Ray and his wife Anne have a wonderful website www.loveryourrv.com where they share their full timing experiences, RV tips, upgrades and modifications. Ray posted and excellent article and supporting video, detailing the modification which you’ll want to check out.  Once you’ve read it go ahead and explore the site further. We think you’ll find many interesting tips and articles.

Excerpt from www.loveyourrv.com by Ray Burr

You may remember last year I gave the Waste Master RV Sewer System a full Love Your RV review. I was very impressed with the design and quality of the hose and connections. In the last year, it hasn’t failed to live up to my high expectations.

The only major beef I had with the sewer hose was the permanently attached 90-degree head, storage was an issue. It would not easily slide into the rear bumper like my old hose did. I ended up building a custom carrier for it mounted on top of the bumper. This arrangement worked well enough however I’ve since come to realize there may be a much better solution.

Soon after my review was published I was contacted by Doug Swarts of DrainMaster.com. He is a long time RVer and the designer of the Waste Master Sewer System. Doug informed me he envisioned the sewer hose to be always hooked to the RV. Therefore it would be unnecessary to decouple it between campsites. No more dribbling stinky slinky to deal with when breaking camp. The Waste Master hose would live in its own storage box or sleeve.  Read the Full Article HERE

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Does Dumping the Black Tank 1st & the Gray Second, Clean the Hose?

Every RVer knows that dumping the Black water, then the Gray water is to insure any residual Black water will be flushed down with the Gray water—but is this really true? After we answer this age old question, stay tuned for information on the best sewer hose we’ve found that works wonders in keeping you and your RV clean.

Actually it is, providing your Gray water dump valve and drain piping is 3″. Unfortunately many RV manufacturers still use 1.5″ piping and valves on the Gray water tank outlets. What actually happens in this case, is that only a very small portion of the inside of the sewer hose is cleaned.  Probably looking a lot more like this

slow flow pipe - waste master best sewer hose system

But this theory of dumping the gray water second, assumes that the water flow goes a little more like this

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To get maximum hose flushing action, the Gray water exit valve and piping needs to be 3″.

Here are the reasons:

1. It takes 2.56 times longer to empty a 35 gallon tank through an 1.5″ hole than it does with

a 3″ hole.

2. With the overall flow slowed so much, the water doesnt rush down the hose as it should,

cleaning the whole interior of the hose.

3.  As your Gray tank fills, a scum forms on the top of the water, generated from soap, oils,

shampoo, toothpaste etc. When the valve is opened, the faster the water exits, the

more it creats a whirlpool sucking the scum out. This action is minimal to non existant

through a 1.5″ hole.

Converting your existing system from 1.5″ to 3″ on the Gray tanks can only be done if the Gray holsing tank has a 3″ collar with a 3″ to 1.5″ reducer in it. You will be able to tell by looking at it. The first sign is, there is a band clamp around the tank collar.

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Second is some white looking paste around the fitting area where the reducer was inserted. This material doesnt ever harden fully, so you can loosen the band clamp and by moving the reducer back and forth with pulling pressure on it and a little patience the reducer will come out. If your tank has a 1.5″ tank collar you are better off aborting the project.

If and when you look for a new RV, make sure you look to see the plumbing system detail, it is the area you do not like to go near, so be sure to check this area out before you buy. The devil is in the details and most folks buy the bling first, then are stuck with the issues that they didn’t look for in the first place. Finding the best sewer hose for you is also important, so do some research on various systems before getting something you won’t be able to use or clean.

For some great holding tank tips, be sure you have requested our 7 Essential RV Holding Tank Tips

As promised, here are the details of our favorite system aka the one with the best sewer hose! The Waste Master system provides an opportunity for greater cleanliness and less hassle. What a deal, right? Learn more by reading the product description here.

Creative Ways to Install Drain Master in the Proper Position

We have talked about valve positioning in the past and most manual valve failures can be contributed solely to the position the valve body is in, in relation to the pipe it is located in. Keeping the valve body over the piping, as opposed to beside or under the piping, is the key to long term reliability and performance.

rv sewer tank valve orientation

 

This sounds simple, but in reality, once the RV is designed, built and sold to the consumer, the task of repositioning becomes a separate challenge. You will find that most of the time, a workable solution can be found. In rare cases, you are stuck with the existing configuration with no recourse, even if you replumb the whole system starting at the holding tank outlets.

Increasing the Gray Tank Outlet

Most RV manufacturers buy their holding tanks with an 1.5″ reducer in a 3″ hole on the tank for the gray water. This reducer can be removed in most cases.  By having the gray tank outlet 3″, you will get the actual water flow necessary to remove the scum build up on top of the water as the gray tank fills. If this is possible, you should definitely do it!

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Imagine your holding tank (pictured below),outlet(s), and begin here.

holding tank outlet - rv sewer tank valve install

First make sure you can remove the reducer in the gray tank(s). If not, you will need to look at alternates (described later) then see if you have 6 to 8 inches above both tank outlets. If so, the valves should be mounted as close to the tank as possible (see pic below), to prevent solids from building in the pipe, between the tank and the valve face, causing a cork.

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If you do not have the room, come out until you have the overhead room to mount the valves over the pipe in their respective flanges. Now plumbing to the side of the coach where you connect the sewer hose becomes pretty simple—in most cases.

Alternative– 1.5″ tank outlets mean you will need to continue with the in 1.5″ pipe from the holding tank and use a reducer on the tank side of the valve, then increase the  pipe size to 3″. If not, you will have to plumb the rest of the way with the existing pipe and termination assembly.

Our goal is to make dumping your holding tanks uneventful and as efficient as possible. We highly recommend reading our “First in Last out” rules of dumping your tanks. If all RVers used this method we would eliminate ground water contamination between the RV site and the sewer inlet, a common issue at parks with full hook ups. Be an environmentally friendly RVer!

We are happy to work with our customers on these types of issues, so please feel free to contact us 877 787-8833 toll free with any of your questions.

Prevent Plugged Holding Tanks with the Biffy Bidet!

We have been carrying a product called the Biffy for the past 4 years and it is an attachment that turns any toilet into a Bidet. A bidet is used for personal hygiene and extremely popular in Europe and more and more in high end homes in the US and Canada, as we become a more global society. Stay tuned to see how this could be the solution you’re looking for regarding plugged holding tanks!

biffy bidet toilet - reduce plugged holding tanksThe Biffy Installed

History Behind the Product  No pun intended!

The reason we carry the Biffy is the result of a call from an RVer who spends a lot of time RVing in Mexico that is always trying to conserve on water and is big on recycling. He had had a problem with plugged holding tanks due to too much T/P in the toilet while conserving on water. He discovered the Biffy and thought even though it uses more water he and his wife would not need to put the T/P down the toilet.

The Biffy delivers a soft shower of fresh clean water to cleanse your bottom completely – in seconds. No other bidets or bathroom accessory works as well, Guaranteed!

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What Happens When the Biffy is Operated

When you are sitting on a toilet seat your bottom is perfectly positioned for thorough bidet cleansing. The toilet seat supports your cheeks while your body weight presses down, spreading your cheeks apart and exposes your bottom parts to the cleansing rinse of the Biffy. In just a few seconds fresh water rinses your bottom completely, like a bidet, only much better for your body and your health.

What Happend in Our Family

We make absolutely sure any product we sell works as advertised, so the first unit was installed in my RV. My wife was very hesitant feeling the water would be too cold. I didn’t think so and finally she tried it. I was right (not often mind you) and she began to use the Biffy on a regular basis. We installed one in each of our bathrooms at home and as the rest of the family came over—and used the Biffy, they too had to have one as well.

The Benefits of Using the Biffy

The Biffy bidet doesn’t require manual dexterity or coordination and so it is perfect for disabled or elderly persons. Because the Biffy bidet cleans without touching, the chance for fecal contamination on hands, skin, clothing, and bathroom fixtures can be eliminated. The Biffy bidet also provides gentle, non irritating care for many other health problems including hemorrhoids, rashes, and postpartum care for new mothers.

Hemorrhoids, a problem irritated by toilet paper can be relieved with the use of the Biffy. The Biffy bidet easily cleans around hemorrhoids without manual contact or rubbing of any kind. It’s soothing rinse helps heal them. It’s gentle rectal stimulation also relieves constipation. The Biffy is good for your body.

It is also a very eco friendly option, dramatically reducing the amount of toilet paper a household or RVing family uses over a year.  Some studies have been done on just how much of an impact toilet paper production and usage costs and you would be surprised at the numbers.

If you would like to join the Biffy Revolution, call or order yours on line.
Say goodbye to plugged holding tanks and wave hello to a clean, cost-effective solution!