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Old 03-14-2010, 04:00 PM   #1
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plumbing questions.......

I read on another forum that many Georgetowns have 1 or more sinks plumbed into the black tank. Does anyone know if this is true, and if they plumb every coach the same, or it is floorplan specific???? I am specifically interested in a 2010 357QS. It has 41/41 for black and gray, but Im curious if they are sending any gray water in to the black tank.....
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:39 PM   #2
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I read on another forum that many Georgetowns have 1 or more sinks plumbed into the black tank. Does anyone know if this is true, and if they plumb every coach the same, or it is floorplan specific???? I am specifically interested in a 2010 357QS. It has 41/41 for black and gray, but Im curious if they are sending any gray water in to the black tank.....
Don't know about the specific floorplans but our 378 has the bathroom sink plumbed to the black tank. They won't plumb the kitchen sink to the black as it gets used much more and would fill the black too fast. You will know for sure if you are travelling through hot country, have not used your bathroom sink for a while and the water in the P-trap evaporates out, you will get the odors from the black tank coming into the rig. We found this out on our maiden voyage to Arizona with our rig. Whew! We now make it a habit to run a cup of water down the bathroom sink at least once a day to be sure it has water in the P-trap!
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:20 PM   #3
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That's interesting. Thanks very much. We have a pending dal to buy but are still on the fence. We should be deciding within the next day or so
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Bathroom sinks go to the black tanks?! I had no idea... That's a KPI - Key Piece of Information
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:08 PM   #5
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Bathroom sinks go to the black tanks?! I had no idea... That's a KPI - Key Piece of Information
Yeah, was news to me too as I have never seen them do that. Does cut down on the grey water a bit if you use the bathroom sink a lot. Didn't smell too good when the water left the P-trap though..
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Thanks for that bid of info as well. Now I understand why my wife is complaining that the bath sink is draining to slow even when I know the gray tank was empty! Anyone know why they did that. I am planing a factory tour in April as we pass through Indiana on our way to the PNW. I will have to ask.
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Thanks for that bid of info as well. Now I understand why my wife is complaining that the bath sink is draining to slow even when I know the gray tank was empty! Anyone know why they did that. I am planing a factory tour in April as we pass through Indiana on our way to the PNW. I will have to ask.
Ask them if they promoted a guy from rear axle shims to plumbing..
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Ask them if they promoted a guy from rear axle shims to plumbing..
Well if it were a government operation I could see that as the case.
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I wish my bathroom sink was plumbed to black, but on my 350 all sinks and shower go to the gray tank. The 357 is a very similar floorplan so there is a good possibility it might be the same way. You'll never know for sure without testing it.
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I've been thinking about this and it makes sense to put some gray water into the black tank. Imagine if you had a septic tank and the ONLY water that went into it came from RV toilets that use very little water by design.

Shower/kitchen sink to the gray and other sink(s) to the black seems like a good balance.
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