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Old 02-18-2015, 11:10 PM   #31
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I agree with you Indymule. I don't know how people have survived without all the laws rules and regulations that those in power have foisted upon the unknowing public. The Mayor of New York even wants to regulate how much soft drink we can consume. There seems to be danger every where. But when we stopped contaminating our drinking water with sewage the rate of cholera did go down. And there is something special about completing the cycle of self contamination. Many farmers in Mexico fertilize their own vegetables with the readily availble human fertilizer and develope a disease in the brain called cystercercosis which is the number one cause of epilepsy in Mexico. Sometimes we become an intermediate culture medium for a protazoa like E. Histolytica and everybody's heard of the good old amoebic dysyntery. Supposedly 1/5th of the worlds population has been infected with amoebic dysentry. A great way to lose weight but it tends to ruin your trip to Disney Land. Toxoplasmosis is frequently seen by your eye doctor but started in your drinking water and never causes a problem unless you happen to be pregnant. We live with these guys all the time and they can be a nuisance but unless you have to undergo Chemo or have some immune suppressing disease like Lupus they are not likely cause any immediate concern. Don't get your stomach stapled though because that increases the risk. But I agree with you. These critters won't be the focal point of my life and won't stand in the way me of having fun but to me flushing my black water tank is not that much fun. I guess it's kind of a personal thing. I want to get out there and eat some dirt too. :-) But I'm a newby and just wanted to ask, "Is there a reason people use those white hoses to fill their drinking water tanks and the old walmart specials to flush their black water tanks?"
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Old 02-19-2015, 07:49 AM   #32
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But I'm a newby and just wanted to ask, "Is there a reason people use those white hoses to fill their drinking water tanks and the old walmart specials to flush their black water tanks?"
The story line is -
Regular garden hoses are not designed for use with potable water, and they often contribute an unpleasant odor and taste to your water. They may also leach chemicals into your water that could affect your health.

In other words if you drink from a common water hose you will die a horrible painful death

Disclaimer - I do use a blue drinking hose, I wanted to buy a new hose with the camper and well why not play along!

But back to the discussion ( I don't want to hijack)...the "shower/black tank flush" concept seems interesting
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:14 AM   #33
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As to the black tank flush, I have never seen it but have always assumed that these systems on the campers are equipped with a backflow valve. Just to be safe, though, I always use a brass backflow valve on the campground faucet when I'm flushing with my dedicated black hose.
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:27 AM   #34
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Stink tank ,think tank here. I was planning on putting a brass Y valve with two separate shut offs on the inbound line with a quick connect to the supply hose and just leave the other two hooked together ,so I can turn off the trailer fresh side and open the flush side when needed. Anyone do that yet?
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Mojojojo..I have had my flush hooked up like that for a few years now.never had any problems.brass "Y" with shutoffs at the fw inlet .short hose to the bt flush.
You need to take care when leaving your black tank flush hooked up. Here's my story from last August about that:

How NOT to run a black tank flush
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I think one needs to be very careful when connecting grey and black systems together. Sure it will work out most of the time, but all it takes is just one slip up for a family member to get very sick.

Best to keep them separated.
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Old 02-19-2015, 10:57 AM   #36
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As to the black tank flush, I have never seen it but have always assumed that these systems on the campers are equipped with a backflow valve. Just to be safe, though, I always use a brass backflow valve on the campground faucet when I'm flushing with my dedicated black hose.
They all have a black flow preventer on the line. Can it fail yes !! but you are always causing pressure using it. It's not going contaminate anything this just all Chicken Little Junk. Nothing going to happen just flush your hose before you put it away. I feel safer for any thing that can happen then using a shower or bathroom at any CG.......
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:59 PM   #37
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You need to take care when leaving your black tank flush hooked up. Here's my story from last August about that:

How NOT to run a black tank flush

Great story. Sounds like a good way to convert your toilet into a bidet.
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I think one needs to be very careful when connecting grey and black systems together. Sure it will work out most of the time, but all it takes is just one slip up for a family member to get very sick.

Best to keep them separated.
I think you are right Vin. Of course I had a man tell me the other day that he had smoked 3 packs a day for 40 years and never got cancer so it's impossible that smoking causes cancer. Sounds logical to me

On a related subject did you know that diarhea is genetic? Yeah, it runs in the jeans (woody harrelson, a prairee home companion)
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The story line is -
Regular garden hoses are not designed for use with potable water, and they often contribute an unpleasant odor and taste to your water. They may also leach chemicals into your water that could affect your health.

In other words if you drink from a common water hose you will die a horrible painful death

Disclaimer - I do use a blue drinking hose, I wanted to buy a new hose with the camper and well why not play along!

But back to the discussion ( I don't want to hijack)...the "shower/black tank flush" concept seems interesting

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