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Old 11-14-2018, 10:37 AM   #1
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Did I do any damage

I was dumping my holding tanks and preparing to flush when a neighbor needed my immediate help. I returned to my rig and began flushing then realized both the grey and black valves were open. I do not know how that happened as when dumping grey is only opened after black is closed. Anyway do you think I did any kind of damage and if so how to do I address it.
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Old 11-14-2018, 10:40 AM   #2
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You didn't do any damage whatever.

For peace of mind you can flush both tanks well, but it really isn't required, because they'll get flushed the next time you drain them.
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Old 11-14-2018, 10:42 AM   #3
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I know how it happened. You opened both valves. Unless the valve fairy did it.

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Old 11-14-2018, 10:43 AM   #4
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I guess I'm not understanding the situation? When you say flush, are you talking about your black tank flush?

If you had it on while your valves were open, then no damage should have occurred. In fact, that's how your supposed to do it. Normally damage is done when people walk away and their valves are closed.
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You probably didn't get any black tank stuff in the gray tank, if that is what you are worried about.
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Old 11-14-2018, 10:57 AM   #6
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Yes, Check S it must have been the valve fairy!!
Thank you, JohnD10, contamination was my concern. I just wanted to make sure I wasnít missing something understanding the whole plumbing situation.
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Old 11-14-2018, 02:31 PM   #8
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Just be thankful you didn't have the hose attached and the black tank flush going and the valves closed when you went to help the neighbor... Now that would be a mess. And getting some black tank liquids in the grey tank won't matter... A little draining and no smell...
just close the drain valve, run the shower, faucet, etc. to put water into the grey tank(s) and then open drain valve and all is back to normal.
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Old 11-14-2018, 02:45 PM   #9
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Grey and Black Open Valves

There's no way you could have done damage, however, its possible you have contaminated the grey water tank(s). To be sure, I would flush the grey(s) out with a solution of bleach.

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What very little black stuff got into the grey stuff....not to worry. It will be cleaned out the next time you dump the grey. The only thing I might do, would run some water into the black and grey,, then dump as usual. That would get the bit of debris out of the drains.
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