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Old 09-12-2015, 02:57 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by gljurczyk View Post
How would sewage back up your hose. There is a black anti siphon valve on all units and even on some there is a back flow installed on some units besides the Black valve OC has one on his flagstaff that he showed in a picture which I do not have. Besides all that you are putting in positive flow the whole time. Only back flow you get is from the positive side of the Black valve. Just a question?
I read the comment as poster would be using the expandable hose to replace the black hose portion of the sewer solution so it would be carrying black water.


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Old 09-12-2015, 03:02 PM   #12
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We use it for black tank flush. Going on 2 years so far no problems. Wouldn't use it for drinking water.
same here. have used it for 4 years with no issues.

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Old 09-12-2015, 03:08 PM   #13
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I bought a pair of 25' blue ones.
Kinda emergency purchase.
Going to toss ten in the bucket under the rv. You never know.
I like the size, and they work.

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Old 09-12-2015, 04:19 PM   #14
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why not just shut the valve off and let it expand?
Tried that.....didn't work. Once I opened up the nozzle it didn't have much flow to it.

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Old 09-12-2015, 04:32 PM   #15
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I have been using an expandable 50 ft hose for about 8 months now with no problems so far. Bought it as a backup hose and decided to see if it would last. Sure is easier to use than a standard garden hose, but don't know what max pressure it will handle or for how long.
Wish I could have found 25 footers.
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Old 09-12-2015, 04:43 PM   #16
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The original blues ones are one that probably can withstand the higher pressures. Which is sought after. I don't think they make those ones anymore. But the green ones are garbage and poorly made.
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Old 09-12-2015, 04:55 PM   #17
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Have used both the green ones which are good for about 2 or 3 months before springing a leak, have cut them off and repaired them. I now have the black one and have used it for 2 yrs with no leaks. It could blow the next time I use it and I'll just cut it off and repair it. Don't use it for anything but the black tank flush.
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Old 09-12-2015, 05:16 PM   #18
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I had a green one with plastic fittings that I bought for black tank flush but used for other yhings. It worked well until it sprung a bunch of leaks one day. I can't say for sure but the leaks may have been caused by a certain German Shepherd's teeth. I will probably get a new one eventually.
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Originally Posted by Flybob View Post
I read the comment as poster would be using the expandable hose to replace the black hose portion of the sewer solution so it would be carrying black water.
I did not say that,......the sewer solution uses a water jet to break up the solids and pump them down the sewer solution waste exhaust hose, that water jet requires a water supply hose hooked up to the sewer solution to have pressure, thus you have the jet,........ that is where I had considered using the pocket hose,.....the "black tank flushing" I mentioned, was talking about the trailer connection where you attach a water hose for additional tank cleaning after draining the black tank,........the sewer solution waste exhaust hose is a 3/4" fabric reinforced very heavy hose, a pocket hose could never be used to replace that hose,...........

I guess its a moot subject now, I hooked up a brand new one today and the female end cracked when I put it on the outside faucet, back to the 3B's(Bed Bath & Beyond),, I tried it, it didn't work, I move on,...............thanks for everyone's input
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I have 3 of the 50 ft green ones.
Home: My trailer sits nearly 100 ft from either faucet. It's the end hose to get to the trailer for adding water and cleaning. I even use it to connect to my pressure washer and no problem. The plastic male end shutoff sprays a fine mist so I can't leave it on (shouldn't with any hose anyways).

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