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Old 09-18-2018, 02:01 PM   #1
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Black tank hose verses garden hose

Does anyone use a garden hose to flush out the black tank? I had a black tank hose and noticed that it's much smaller in diameter than a garden hose. Is there a reason I shouldn't replace my black tank hose with a garden hose?

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No reason whatsoever... as long as you can distinguish it from your city water hose.
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I've never heard of a 'black tank hose'. I just use an x-hose for my black tank flush. Packs down pretty small, and since it sees minimal use, I'm not worried about the leaks that can develop when it's left under pressure.
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I've never heard of a 'black tank hose'. I just use an x-hose for my black tank flush. Packs down pretty small, and since it sees minimal use, I'm not worried about the leaks that can develop when it's left under pressure.
Actually, I haven't, either.


I use two retired white city water hoses on which I spray painted many black spots/streaks.
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Also never heard of a black tank hose.
I used to use a short garden hose but now use a short expanding hose, since it takes up less room and is easier to use.
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I just use a 10 foot black water hose with one way check valves at each end.

The white ones are water; black one is for the flush.
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walmart expanding hose. it collapses for easy storage
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No reason whatsoever... as long as you can distinguish it from your city water hose.
I've always been curious what the actual chances are of any kind of contamination occurring inside the hose while connected to the black tank flush.

It's gotta be pretty small right? I'm just having a hard time imagining how the water would back up into the nozzle inside the tank. Especially if it's run properly with the valve open.

Can it really be any worse than when we were kids drinking out of the green garden hose that had been laying on the ground all day?
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I've always been curious what the actual chances are of any kind of contamination occurring inside the hose while connected to the black tank flush.

It's gotta be pretty small right? I'm just having a hard time imagining how the water would back up into the nozzle inside the tank. Especially if it's run properly with the valve open.

Can it really be any worse than when we were kids drinking out of the green garden hose that had been laying on the ground all day?
I agree with your thinking. I just posted the middle of the road party line to reduce the probability of reproach from members who are never wrong.

(P.S. - I use my my black and white spotted hose for another purpose or two.)
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