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Old 06-19-2016, 09:02 AM   #21
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I learn so much on this site - even things I did not know I needed to learn. Never thought about air compression when using the tank flush. Did think about overflow. I usually fill up for about 2 min then dump waiting for the water to look clear. I always leave water in the tank and then add some water softener and chemicals. Keeps odors down and sensors clean.


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Old 06-19-2016, 09:02 AM   #22
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I can use my black tank flusher at the dump station now. I find 30 seconds to 1 minute at the most keeps it clean as a Kitchen!! No need to waste so much water, filling a tank 3 times is enough water for 200 plus people to DRINK and prepare food in a day!
Hey B&B I ain't eating out of your Kitchen! Youroo!!
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:05 AM   #23
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I remember reading somewhere on the forum about a mixture to clean your tank when you are home. Does anyone have that?
I use the Geo Method every tank, no chemicals other than basic laundry stuff.
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:08 AM   #24
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The worst thing about black tank flush horror stories is that, as a rule, the black tank flush is a feel good concept that doesn't really work.
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:08 AM   #25
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I can use my black tank flusher at the dump station now. I find 30 seconds to 1 minute at the most keeps it clean as a Kitchen!! No need to waste so much water, filling a tank 3 times is enough water for 200 plus people to DRINK and prepare food in a day!

If I thought like that I wouldn't ever hook my camper up again, I would just tent out or walk, that way I wouldn't waste anything


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Old 06-19-2016, 09:12 AM   #26
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The worst thing about black tank flush horror stories is that, as a rule, the black tank flush is a feel good concept that doesn't really work.
Here's a good video demonstrating the effectiveness of some of the products on the market. Some work, some don't.

https://youtu.be/dfTd0Slt_cU
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:17 AM   #27
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Back to the OP's question, I'd recommend getting it checked out. When it happened to me, I ended up with a crack in the tank.

You can read my story in this thread if you want:

How NOT to run a black tank flush

Based on the number of responses in this thread, it sounds like I should get around to actually prototyping the solution I was designing for this situation. Wouldn't take much, just a few extra tank probes, a 12v water valve and a maybe a relay or two.



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Old 06-19-2016, 02:11 PM   #28
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Aren't you supposed to open the dump valve to prevent this or am I doing it wrong?


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Tfort- You are 100% correct. The valve is to Remain Open when using the "black flush". Let the water flow into and out of the tank for 5 mins or more if possible.
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Old 06-19-2016, 02:21 PM   #29
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Hey B&B I ain't eating out of your Kitchen! Youroo!!
That was my first thought as I read it to.
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After negligently leaving the black tank flush water hose on and forgetting about it, I heard a HUGE loud structural steel-frame crash while I was inside located in the general area of the black tank. It sounded just like the expanded black water tank popped/busted a retainer strap which banged against the steel framework of the 2015 Surveyor Cadet 30 feet trailer.
No water sprayed anywhere, but the black water tank valve was under a lot of pressure when I opened it.
Everythings seems normal now.

Can anyone help me figure out what may have happened to the steel framework of the trailer, and what risks I may have just continuing to use the trailer normally?

Thanks.
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What are you doing flushing black tank with valve closed. Shame on you. Lol
Your lucky. it didn't blow out roof breather
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