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Old 04-02-2014, 11:56 AM   #41
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Did he hookup his fresh water hose to his flush. I saw this happen in a campground in Biloxi, Ms. Luckily he had just parked and tank was empty of waste.
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:47 PM   #42
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Never heard of this but guess it does happen, but what it does say is clean the tank every time you go camping and don't leave poo tank open when on full hook up. Make sure vent is clear and hasn't got plugged. If you bought your RV used don't trust the last owner to have done this stuff right, Flush the tank to make sure there is no build up. The only question I have is how do you make sure vent is working?
Interesting story, but I still see no evidence of an "explosion." Yeah, the tank leaked. Sounds like typical misleading journalism, to me.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:11 PM   #43
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Black water holding tank explodes!

Watching someone flush their septic system with their fresh water hose makes me wonder. How about another cheapo hose for washing off the patio, TT, truck and and rinsing the septic? Got one for mine.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:18 PM   #44
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:19 PM   #45
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Did he hookup his fresh water hose to his flush. I saw this happen in a campground in Biloxi, Ms. Luckily he had just parked and tank was empty of waste.
Thinking the same thing. Gross! Ours have seperate bins and a dose of bleach water on the valve because of guys like this.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:23 PM   #46
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Watching someone flush their septic system with their fresh water hose makes me wonder. How about another cheapo hose for washing off the patio, TT, truck and and rinsing the septic? Got one for mine.

Gag....just GAG...we have our hoses separated white is for drinking and black is for....not

Bleach spray and wipe you betcha!

So folks when is the last time you sanitized your RV water lines? (My son is a nursing student so he scares me often... 5% bleach solution in the holding tank for 24 hours and run through every faucet for 15 min...rinse and repeat x2 a year
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Gag....just GAG...we have our hoses separated white is for drinking and black is for....not

Bleach spray and wipe you betcha!

So folks when is the last time you sanitized your RV water lines? (My son is a nursing student so he scares me often... 5% bleach solution in the holding tank for 24 hours and run through every faucet for 15 min...rinse and repeat x2 a year
I sanitize only when I take it out of winterization. Maybe if you you use your camper only 2 times per year or something and leave the stale water in your tank for 6 mos.. That's a little excessive. Also depends if you drink your water out of the fresh water tank or you are hooked up to city water or well water when camping. Do you flush your home lines 2x's per year? Or have you ever? We don't drink the water ourselves we use a pur water pitcher which filters the water the second time after the filter it has to go through to enter the system. Sounds like the old saying about don't drink the water in Mexico.
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Old 04-05-2014, 07:20 AM   #48
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Maybe exploded isn't quite the right term, a buddy of mine was not paying attention when he was flushing his black tank, I don't quite understand what happened, but it built up pressure, and split a seam open, YUK! Don't think he will ever do that again!
This is more likely what occurred. A friend’s relative did this 2 times and about 1 month apart. They were flushing the black water tank and not paying attention. The tank burst. It cost them quite an amount to make the repair.
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Old 04-05-2014, 07:24 AM   #49
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We really need more details. Sounds bad but also a bit unbelievable.
I can see a full tank splitting a seam and barfing all over the ground.
Maybe that's what they call an "explosion".
Or maybe the guy had sewer gas and tossed a cigarette down the
crapper?!?
I -guess- that could happen....
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This is a serious methane moment.
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