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Old 09-12-2016, 12:49 PM   #1
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Black Tank Flush Question

Let's say for arguements sake when flushing your BT you don't follow instructions and leave the tank closed to get a good rinse. Being absent minded you walk away for a bit and then notice a bit of water coming from the storage bin opposite of the sewer bay. You immediately drain the BT, clean up a small amount of water in the bin and can't find any other water anywhere in or under the rig. So, where did that water come from?
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Old 09-12-2016, 01:36 PM   #2
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I would guess that it leaked out of the top of the black tank at the gasket where either the toilet drain or vent stack enter. It then traveled along the top of the tank and ended up where you found it.

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Old 09-12-2016, 03:38 PM   #3
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x2 , probably just a gasket since it's a gravity drain. It would have come out the roof vent with better seals.
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Old 09-12-2016, 04:32 PM   #4
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Thank goodnes it was minimal. Small timer now attached to control panel to time and buzz flushing time. Thanks.
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Old 09-13-2016, 12:58 PM   #5
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I set the timer on my phone since its always in my pocket when moving around doing other things during the flush.
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Old 09-13-2016, 01:11 PM   #6
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When I flush my black tank I never walk away. I'm just too forgetful to take that chance. So I just stand there drinking my beer and listening to the tank fill.

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Old 09-13-2016, 02:13 PM   #7
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Black Tank Problem

Had to respond to "Hatchet19"... at my age if I stand there drinking beer listening to water run in the tank... well then I have to be using that tank real soon!
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Old 09-13-2016, 02:16 PM   #8
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So, lesson learned?...X2 for previous responses.

Never, ever, walk away from this task.
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Old 09-13-2016, 02:20 PM   #9
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You should be OK - did that when we owned a 5er....so now I am paranoid. I just run the black tank rinse with the valve open...for @ 45 min
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Put a shot of dawn detergent in both the grey and black tanks on the way home and add a little bit of water. this sloshing around helps to clean them and it seems to work well..


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