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Old 08-17-2014, 10:58 AM   #1
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Black tank flush question

Can't find the answer in my owners manual:
I have a 26BH elite.. It came with the black tank flush option. There is a sticker above th hookup that says to keep gate valve open when using the flush system.. Why? Is it just a CYA so people don't flood the trailer?
I would think to close the gate valve while this blasts the inside of the tank, while filling tank to 2/3rds full... Then open the valve for a good flush... Repeat till satisfied...
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:06 AM   #2
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It's CYA -- I routinely run mine with the valve closed.

Don't walk away while rinsing the tank, especially if the valve is closed. It can quickly create a mess in the bathroom that you don't want.
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:38 AM   #3
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I hook up my flusher an turn it on. Give it a few minutes to get everything stirred up before opening the dump valve. I let it run while I am hooking up the dump hose.
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It's CYA -- I routinely run mine with the valve closed.

Don't walk away while rinsing the tank, especially if the valve is closed. It can quickly create a mess in the bathroom that you don't want.
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Old 08-17-2014, 05:59 PM   #5
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3x, but keep an eye on the level in the tank! Don't ask me why.
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:24 PM   #6
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Thanks all.. I have been using it with the valve closed, and watch my monitor till it says 2/3rds then run around and pull the valve.. Just wanted to make sure i wasnt going to damage anything by doing it this way. Thanks.
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:26 PM   #7
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Thanks all.. I have been using it with the valve closed, and watch my monitor till it says 2/3rds then run around and pull the valve.. Just wanted to make sure i wasnt going to damage anything by doing it this way. Thanks.

Dont count on your monitor!!!!
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Dont count on your monitor!!!!
It lies....
Then what would you suggest?
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I run mine for a few minutes then pull the handle. You can also monitor the level by looking through the toilet. Just dont rely on the monitors they are hardly ever accurate. Hate to see your camper flooded with....
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Experience will tell you. Listen to the splash. You can tell when it is close to full, believe it.
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