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Old 08-19-2014, 04:21 PM   #31
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Great info.
Same subject....another question. Does anyone put a pressure reducer in line on the hose they use on their black tank flush? I do, just not the same one I use for the fresh water connections.
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I wouldn't. That is the great thing about the wand type in the toilet, full blast as much pressure as I can get.
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:57 PM   #32
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I agree nbhybrid, the more power, the better for breaking loose any solids that might be hung up. When we had a TT, we used the wand. It worked great. But the down side like clubhouse said, is the mess of the hose coming into/thru the living area. We had black tank flush in our 5er and now in our MH and I really like the convenience side of it. The reason for the pressure reduction is I don't know what kind of pressure is coming from the water source and it is still going in a system that needs to be maintained below 60 psi.
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:57 PM   #33
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Great info.
Same subject....another question. Does anyone put a pressure reducer in line on the hose they use on their black tank flush? I do, just not the same one I use for the fresh water connections.
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I don't use one. I have a Y connection on the city water supply. The white FW hose is attached to one leg with the regulator. The other leg is used for my regular garden hose. I use this standard garden hose for black tank rinse, sewer hose rinse, hosing off the roof, and other miscellaneous jobs around camp that might require a hose.
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:00 PM   #34
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You know, I can understand the desire of wanting to keep a black tank sparkling clean, but in my opinion, it's a waste tank. It's meant to be dirty. I just make sure to flush down a high ratio of water to waste, and everything works as it should.

I've never worried about keeping the tank clean, other than occasionally filling it with water after a dump to give it an extra cleaning. I've been doing this for the last few years (full time) and have had no problems.

Maybe I'm a rebel. I don't believe in tire covers either.

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Old 08-19-2014, 10:20 PM   #35
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You know, I can understand the desire of wanting to keep a black tank sparkling clean, but in my opinion, it's a waste tank. It's meant to be dirty. I just make sure to flush down a high ratio of water to waste, and everything works as it should.
I've never worried about keeping the tank clean, other than occasionally filling it with water after a dump to give it an extra cleaning. I've been doing this for the last few years (full time) and have had no problems.

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If I was fulltiming like you I wouldn't worry either. I just roto rinsed mine after 36 nights and I am storing it for the winter and would rather have it clean instead of dried up poop stuck everywhere. I don't clean it everytime I dump.
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I've never worried that the tank read 3/4 full even when I emptied it since I only boondock ed. This summer I been working out of town and living in my old trailer at an rv park. Nice having full hookups. When I dump the black tank I just flush a couple extra tanks of water through the black tank till no more solids are visible passing the clear waste hose adapter, sensor levels are clean and I haven't had the need for tank Chemicals.
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If I was fulltiming like you I wouldn't worry either. I just roto rinsed mine after 36 nights and I am storing it for the winter and would rather have it clean instead of dried up poop stuck everywhere. I don't clean it everytime I dump.
That's a good point nbhybrid. If I weren't fulltiming I'd probably be more concerned about the tank cleanliness between seasons. When fulltiming there's never time for the tank to dry out.
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As soon as my flush is on, the water splashing around makes the sensors read full so checking status is useless. I just give it a few minutes and open the dump and let it run till its cleanish..
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