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Old 05-10-2017, 01:10 AM   #1
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Black tank flush help

When you use the black tank flush, are you connecting your flush hose to the fresh potable water tap at the campsite or what? Seems a bit gnarly to me given potential back splash but I don't see any other option.
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Old 05-10-2017, 01:26 AM   #2
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My black tank flush inlet supposedly has a backflow preventer built in. But I use one on the end of my hose just to be sure.

You can get em from Amazon for 5 bucks or so.
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Old 05-10-2017, 01:36 AM   #3
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My black tank flush inlet supposedly has a backflow preventer built in. But I use one on the end of my hose just to be sure.

You can get em from Amazon for 5 bucks or so.
Hm I looked for one on amazon but didn't find anything that looked right. Can you add a link to what you got?
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Hm I looked for one on amazon but didn't find anything that looked right. Can you add a link to what you got?
Something like this

https://www.amazon.com/Hendrickson-A...SSSFG7RGFN9YF3

Though you might want to search around for a metal one. I bet Lowe's and home depot probably has them too.
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Hm I looked for one on amazon but didn't find anything that looked right. Can you add a link to what you got?
https://www.walmart.com/ip/65279-652...venter&veh=sem

DIG 100 psi Hose Thread Backflow Preventer-D45 - The Home Depot
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Can use a splitter and use short hoses and have a separate hose. Shut off at splitter and a quick connection. I have a back flow stop. I don't want a hose hooked up to black tank all the time so no accident filling. Think the short hoses are the ones to the garden hose reels.
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Can use a splitter and use short hoses and have a separate hose. Shut off at splitter and a quick connection. I have a back flow stop. I don't want a hose hooked up to black tank all the time so no accident filling. Think the short hoses are the ones to the garden hose reels.
I picked up a garden host for this already... I'm more inquiring about the water source and ensuring that you don't pollute it for the next person. I shudder to think that someone else's sewage is on the faucet I draw my fresh water from.
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Something like this

https://www.amazon.com/Hendrickson-A...SSSFG7RGFN9YF3

Though you might want to search around for a metal one. I bet Lowe's and home depot probably has them too.
Yeah brass is probably better. Assuming I can put this on the faucet end of the hose? If the flush is anything like my fresh tank, I have to put a very long piece of hose all the way in to prevent the water from coming right back out again.
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Yeah I think it's probably easiest to put it on the faucet end.
Just don't forget to take it with you.

You know, I'm surprised that campgrounds don't have some kind of backflow prevention on the faucet itself. I hadn't really thought about it before, but you never really know what other folks in they cg are doing.

Off to amazon to buy a water filter. I have one under the sink but now I think I want to filter all of the water coming in to the camper.
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I picked up a garden host for this already... I'm more inquiring about the water source and ensuring that you don't pollute it for the next person. I shudder to think that someone else's sewage is on the faucet I draw my fresh water from.
We sanitize aggressively before and after using the faucet, plus use the brass backflow valve as backup to the one onboard.
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