Location: The RV Park at the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson, Arizona
I slept okay last night. Took three Tylenols instead of my normal two. For some reason I woke up at 6:30 and was ready to get up. I guess I'm just anxious to get started on my septic system. :)) I'm walking a little tenderly because my ankles and feet still hurt.
I knew it was going to be a busy day, so wanted to get started early. Tonight is Survivor night and TV nights are always hectic.
I was on my way to RV Camping World by 9 o'clock after a shortened breakfast routine. Only 20 minutes up I-10 and they had the RV Hydro Flush that Larry Clark had recommended for $26. Went right back to the RV and put it on the septic tank inlet and hooked a hose to it and turned it on.
Lots of water went in and came right back out looking brown but no rush. I then grabbed a long stick and stuck it down the toilet and cleared up anything that was directly below the toilet bowl. I opened the grey tank too. No big rush. Then I ran the water hose into the black tank through the toilet and same thing. Water was coming out of the tank but no rush and not very dirty looking.
After all this, I decided Nancy was right. She said these tanks are much larger than the tanks I had in Miss Adventure and they just didn't have a large quantity of sewage in them. I ran water into each tank and watched the outflow and sure enough, they both were pouring the water out the septic hose.
I also, hooked the water hose to the black tank clean out inlet and I could hear the water spraying in the tank and water when I would open the valve came pouring out fairly clear looking. The last thing I did was check the gauges for the two tanks and they both said they were empty. So, I guess there is no problem, I just have large tanks only being used by one person. Until something goes wrong or overflows I am going to just assume everything is fine. Simple fix! :))
Now let's get back to Fairbank Townsite. The town came into existence in 1881 when the railroad came through and it is near the San Pedro River. It was also the stopping off place for men and women heading to Tombstone. In 1882 it had a population of around 15,000 making it one of the biggest towns in Arizona.
It is a beautiful day with puffy clouds and comfortable temperatures but maybe a little on the warm side. Lets start walking.
Maybe a jail.
There were two men working on the long building and the fence was open. Normally, it is locked behind a fence. They were on lunch and the gate was open. Nancy, sweetly asked if we could go in and take some pictures and one of them said "sure". So, in we went.
This is a very long building that has a post office and a bar and many other rooms.
Rear of the long building.
Rear of old building. Next to it is a very old building.
Talk about bright colors
Wall being repaired.
Outside brick wall looks like it has been repaired.
This is the old bar being renovated.
We walked up that center road to Railroad Avenue. That's Fairbank and to the right out of sight is the long building we walked through. That's Fairbank folks.
Looking up. Not sure why the old cloth is up there.
Now for the San Pedro Trail loop.
Beautiful trail through the trees.
About half a mile along the trail we ran into the sign for the Fairbank Cemetery.
There are lots of pictures of the cemetery, so I'm going to close this post and hopefully tomorrow night I will finish up the remaining pictures of our loop trail hike.
See you later.
I'm glad your tank problems seem to be resolved and without anything major happening. it looks like there's a lot of restoration going on in Fairbank.ReplyDelete
Thanks Dolly. I love doing nothing to fix things.:)) I think they want to fix Fairfield back to its original condition.ReplyDelete
Glad there were no problems but I think it's good to have the Hydro Sprayer. So easy to see that everything is running clear. Thanks for another great tour. BeckiReplyDelete
I agree. The hydro sprayer will be a useful tool. With larger tanks and slower drain it will be good to have.Delete
Great you don't have a problem with your tanks, Doug. Stay safe and healthy.ReplyDelete
Thanks Bill. I worried for nothing but I've learned a lot about how the septic system works and where things are. All good.:))Delete
Glad it was an easy fix. Those are great!ReplyDelete
Bill and I walked part of that San Pedro Trail a couple of years ago when we stayed at Quail Ridge park. I would have gone farther but Bill wasn't so keen. Thanks for doing it for me!
Thanks Patsy. I hope to get the remaining hike in tonight's blg. May be a little long but it was a long and interesting hike.Delete
All the cloth and stuff on the walls was for insulation and decoration. Back in the day in Bodie California, they put everything on the walls to help keep it warm. Canvas, old rugs, newspapers, old sheets, cardboard ... anything they could get their hands on. It also offered color to the otherwise drab interior.ReplyDelete
I'm glad your tanks are okay. Sounds like they are clean as a whistle now. As I said, I am careful of water usage and can go for at least 30 days without dumping. Thanks for the Fairbank adventure!!
Interesting about the hanging cloth. Glad you clued me on the possibility that my tanks just didn't have enough waste in them to flow fast. Enjoyed our hike too. Thanks for taking me and Yuma on the adventure.Delete
Love the tour of the townsite..very interesting! We found fabric on our shiplap we found in the garage attic and that's what we found exactly what Nancy said. Glad the tank problem was an easy fix! On to new adventures!ReplyDelete
Glad Nancy knew because I had no clue. Her blog gives lots of facts and history that is good reading.Delete
They have a lot of work to restore the Fairbank site, interesting choices of insulation on the old walls, wonder if the restoration will rehang anything like it.ReplyDelete
Good yo know the holding tanks are working.
Thanks Jeff. Lots to go on the restoration but they seem to be steadily working on it. Sure it will take some time with finances the way they are.Delete
Glad you really didn't have a problem. We have a 45 gallon tank that lasts up to Twelve days for two of us. With your larger tanks for one person it could maybe last a month.ReplyDelete
Nice pictures of the old town.
Be Safe and Enjoy!
It's about time.
Thanks Rick. I guess I'm too conservative and the tanks are large and don't drain quickly. I'm going to watch the gauges and see if they are somewhat accurate.Delete
Good to know you didn't have a problem. Keep safe, stay healthy.ReplyDelete
Thanks Deb. Always good to find out there really is no problem:))ReplyDelete