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Old 09-23-2016, 12:43 PM   #1
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Black Tank Wand Mod

On my 2306 I have the BT water flush connector on the back side of the TT which allows for water to enter the top of the tank to help flush it out.

I wanted to give a better flush for my BT to clean sensors between outings.

I purchased this wand > Camco 40094


Along with this, I purchased a connector hose, which is to easily connect to the faucet in the bathroom. Well... the faucet is too small and there is no way to attach it.





Sooooooo.... I went under the sink to see what my options were.




I popped into an RV dealer and picked up these parts and tapped into the cold water line. Shown partially assembled.



I drained the water out (to a point as I found out later, keep a rag handy) and cut into the line, made the connections and tested it. One important thing is to remember which way the valve is oriented when installing or you won't have any water flow to the faucet.



I reinstalled the little panel to tidy up that cabinet. I've tested it and it works like a charm.

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Old 09-23-2016, 08:16 PM   #2
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great job! We use that black tank cleaner stick and it works really well. I do wish they designed it to be removed from the hose a little easier though. (instead of the entire assembly turning and turning, why didn't they just make the end that attaches swivel like an actual hose? or maybe a quick disconnect?)
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Looks good but I recommend you use a backflow preventer or check valve on the hose line.

On my previous Roo we didn't have the built-in flusher so I used the Valterra Master Blaster Tank Wand which is similar to your Camco.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...T2298KHZS3HCWK
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How about this?

I bet you can buy a swivel for a few bucks at Home Depot Or Lowes.




(great job! We use that black tank cleaner stick and it works really well. I do wish they designed it to be removed from the hose a little easier though. (instead of the entire assembly turning and turning, why didn't they just make the end that attaches swivel like an actual hose? or maybe a quick disconnect?)
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I did the wand on the hose thing only I installed a hose connector through the wall to the outside and labeled it so not to confuse it with the black tank flush. I can connect to the rinse hose at the dump station or garden hose when I get home. It works great with city water pressure. This elimanted having to drag the hose into the MH for that final end of the season rinse.
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I do wish they designed it to be removed from the hose a little easier though. (instead of the entire assembly turning and turning, why didn't they just make the end that attaches swivel like an actual hose?
the wand I have is the one with the single hole 90deg. end,.... its not quite as contrary to attach because its shorter and stiff, but still the whole wand has to be turned onto the male hose end,...... one remedy for that is to add one of the inexpensive hose valves from Walmart, Lowes, or Amazon (like the link below) and just leave it attached to the wand.... that will give you the swiveling female hose end that the wand doesn't have....

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Gilmour-H...Valve/21065292
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It is also pretty easy to make your own cleanout hose using some half inch copper pipe and a couple of elbows and a cap. The plastic cleanout pipes are about the same price, but, we had some copper pipe around the house so I made one. Used an 1/8 inch hole in the cap for the sprayer (at 90 degrees to the wand pipe) and put the shutoff and coupling at the other end with a 90 degree elbow so it is easy to maneuver. Works great for cleanout, and if you already have the pipe, it is practically free. Yes, we use a different hose for the wand (not the freshwater one). Also, since the new trailer has a cleanout built into it, we only have to use the wand once a year to get the hard to reach places in the tank and the sensors completely clean. When we are in camp for a while, I have a Y connection with shutoffs and hook up fresh water to one side and the cleanup water to the other side and connect them to the TT in connections. You only have to change the valve settings to clean the tank and don't have to hook anything up each time you use it. Makes cleanout very easy and quick in camp. I also have a shutoff going into the connector for the cleanout at the trailer.
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