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Old 04-05-2016, 01:57 PM   #41
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When I'm flushing the BT with the dump valve closed, the longest I've waited was about 20 seconds. I have no idea of the fill rate for the BT flush, but I have visions of the black tank erupting from the vent as in the movie 'RV' and I open the dump valve.
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I wish my hearing was that good. I let it run for a minute but get worried after 30 seconds. LOL
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When I'm flushing the BT with the dump valve closed, the longest I've waited was about 20 seconds. I have no idea of the fill rate for the BT flush, but I have visions of the black tank erupting from the vent as in the movie 'RV' and I open the dump valve.


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I wish my hearing was that good. I let it run for a minute but get worried after 30 seconds. LOL
It really doesn't flow that fast. I start to get a bit antsy after about 4 minutes. I use the timer on my watch set to 5 minutes. I use it every time, no exceptions. That way if I forget, my watch beeps and that means I better get to at least one of two valves ASAP; the water to turn it off or the dump valve to open it. I rarely hear my watch beep.
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WalMart sells a tool that has a spinner on the end that you hook to your hose. Works great. Do not use it every time but if my sensor reads in error, I will whip it out.

Cost...........about US$20
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Old 04-05-2016, 04:30 PM   #45
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WalMart sells a tool that has a spinner on the end that you hook to your hose. Works great. Do not use it every time but if my sensor reads in error, I will whip it out.

Cost...........about US$20
The P3 P0550 digital water meter ~$11.00 @ Amazon is on my 'want to buy' list. I've got a couple of uses in mind for it including monitoring the gallons through the BT flush.
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I just turn on the flush and go inside the trailer, step on the toilet bowel foot pedal and open the bowel. Then I can just look down thru the bowel to the bottom of the BW tank with a flash light and watch it fill. That way..... That is NO DOUBT what is happening. After it gets about 3/4 full, I go back outside, pull the BW valve and let it empty. Close the valve, go back inside and watch it get 3/4 full again.. Do this 3 times and the tank is clean.
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My new flush routine is to dump black, dump grey, close both valves. Turn on black flush. I then go around retracting my stabilizers, put away shoring that was under them. That takes a few min. I cut off black flush and drain black tank. But from reading here, I believe I can black flush a little more B/c I had a mountain of poo the other weekend. So I'll start black flushing longer now.
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My new flush routine is to dump black, dump grey, close both valves. Turn on black flush. I then go around retracting my stabilizers, put away shoring that was under them. That takes a few min. I cut off black flush and drain black tank. But from reading here, I believe I can black flush a little more B/c I had a mountain of poo the other weekend. So I'll start black flushing longer now.
Just don't get sidetracked....
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Just don't get sidetracked....
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That's why I set a timer that beeps on my watch. I take care of other things while I'm waiting for the tank flush to do its thing, and I would hate to forget about it and hear screams from inside the trailer, or have it start raining brown stuff from the roof vent!
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My new flush routine is to dump black, dump grey, close both valves. Turn on black flush. I then go around retracting my stabilizers, put away shoring that was under them. That takes a few min. I cut off black flush and drain black tank. But from reading here, I believe I can black flush a little more B/c I had a mountain of poo the other weekend. So I'll start black flushing longer now.
Longer don't clean out the tank. Doing it a few more times is what gets it clean. I refill mine about 1/2 to 3/4 full 3 and sometimes 4 times and the bottom of my tank is clean. How do I know, I can see the bottom of my tank when I step on the toilet bowel pedal and open the bowel so I can see straight down into the tank with a flashlight.


Like OldmanAZ stated. Don't get side tracked or you will regret it!
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