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Old 06-27-2013, 12:35 PM   #11
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I think I have tried most every suggestion I have ever read to clean black tank sensors. None of them worked for me so I gave up a long time ago. I don't need the sensors anyway.

I now worry about other things, when I'm worrying at all.
Ditto! Sometimes they're clean and work, then sometimes not. That's just the way it is (for me)
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:56 PM   #12
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After rinsing out my tanks at the campsite. I have been using a cup of Simple Green concentrate in each of my Black and Gray tanks and then add 5 gallons of water and then drive home. There is a dump station on the highway prior to my house that I perform the last rinse. Been doing this for 7 years and have not had any issues. Nice thing is that Simple Green is biodegradable and it leaves the tanks dare I say smelling decent.
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Who cares if my black tank " smells Decent"
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Well, if your black tank smells bad, chances are, sooner or later, your camper will smell bad, too. I speak from experience, back when all I used was the expensive chemical stuff sold in RV stores, and it didn't work worth a squat. Since using my "sewer juice" and ice - no further problems. If I've damaged anything by using the homemade mixture, it sure hasn't shown up yet after 3 years or so.
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:53 AM   #15
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Who cares if my black tank " smells Decent"
I do...I know, call me crazy!
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Ok this may sound like a dumb question but are there traps for the sinks and showers? And if so how do ya'll do the ice trick for the gray tank. I've never had a grey tank smell until I got this trailer.
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Good question. I, too, have never had a bad smell from either of the gray tanks. And there are traps for both sinks and the shower. But I do pour about a cup full of "sewer juice" down the kitchen and bathroom sinks every time I pour it down the toilet. Don't think you really need to have ice down the sinks, as there should be no solids to break up in the gray tanks - everything should be liquid. Therefore your problem might be bacteria, and will have to be treated chemically to get rid of the odor. JMHO
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I agree with Edatlanta.
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I have been successful in using Dawn dishwashing liquid. I add water to the black tank before leaving campsite and a few squirts of Dawn. It agitates on way to dump station. After dumping, I put a little water back in the black tank with a couple drops of Dawn. Have used that method for 3 seasons and have never had any issue with odor.
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Last week my sensors in the black tank were readin 3/4 after I dumped. I have a tank tornado installed and use it regularly. I also utilize a clear elbow at the connection to the trailer. You would be suprised what comes out when rinsing. Anyway, after rinsing the tank the sensors still showed 3/4 full. I decided to use the tank tornado to fill the black tank completely. This added enough water to have whatever was on the sensors to float off along with the agitation from the tank tornado. The sensors were reading properly after the 1st rinse but I did a second rinse just for the heck of it.
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