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Old 01-11-2011, 07:34 PM   #11
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This is not meant as a judgment but I would be unhappy to learn that anyone has hooked black or gray tank to the potable water; regardless of whether there was a backflow preventer.
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:25 PM   #12
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Just remember: your house faucet and the toilet runs from the same pipes and there are no backflow preventer.
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:53 PM   #13
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Well, that is certainly a true statement on the face of it, but remember your fresh water flows into the holding tank on the back of the hopper and not the bowl itself. Gravity and the venturi effect prevents the bowl water from climbing back up the flush water dropping into the sewer.
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:48 PM   #14
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You will not have any problem with your Flush King back flowing in to the potable water line. I have one and can tell you that it has a valve on it. Open the valve and the water enters the Flush King. When you are done you close the valve, or else you leave the water on. Just follow the directions that came with it and you will be fine. I also use a brass double spigot.One for fresh water, and the other goes to the gray water hose that goes to the Flush King. By the way, the Flush King is a fantastic product. You will be very happy with it.
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:14 AM   #15
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Just so you are aware, that an on/off valve is not a backflow preventer.
An ounce of prevention... Just sayin'
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:20 AM   #16
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This is not meant as a judgment but I would be unhappy to learn that anyone has hooked black or gray tank to the potable water; regardless of whether there was a backflow preventer.
That is why I am so anal about sterilizing the potable water faucet before I hook up, especially at a site that has a sewer drop. I just know there are people out there that insist on flushing their tanks on the site.

IMHO, the black tank flushes should only be hooked up at non-potable water faucets at dump stations.

That's my story, and I am sticking to it.
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:38 AM   #17
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Chap, I am SO in your camp on this. Clorox wipes and spray bleach solution are kept in the compartment right next to the dump manifold.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:59 AM   #18
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When we were kids, didn't we drink out of lead hoses? Didn't we go swimming in lakes, rivers, and the ocean where fish poop? Haven't you been to a third world country where you had to procure your own water or better yet old school camping? Haven't you been in combat and there was no water/clean wipes, but you had to eat anyway? Did you starve to death because you felt dirty? Haven't you hunted an animal where you had blood and guts in your had and didn't get a chance to wash until later and ate lunch afterwards?

There are far worst thing that having the idea of contaminating potable water. The people in MI were drinking twice the Arsenic levels from their homes, and did a back flow preventer help this? Nope!

Someone should sue the Flush King company for the idea that it could contaminate potable water. That way, the product should be taken out of the market and people would use a different flush method. An idea is not a fact and if you read their claim, it says sanitary and has a back flow preventer. Why would they market it this way if it was not true? They should be sued because they contaminated every RV park out there.
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When we were kids, didn't we drink out of lead hoses? Didn't we go swimming in lakes, rivers, and the ocean where fish poop? Haven't you been to a third world country where you had to procure your own water or better yet old school camping? Haven't you been in combat and there was no water/clean wipes, but you had to eat anyway? Did you starve to death because you felt dirty? Haven't you hunted an animal where you had blood and guts in your had and didn't get a chance to wash until later and ate lunch afterwards?
True, I did a lot of things when I was a kid. But I was sick to the tummy a lot more then, and didn't know why. And my young body took care of those illnesses better than this old version can. Now that I know what caused some of that, I avoid doing it.

Disclaimer: I still lick the cookie dough bowl.
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One good case of E. Coli would change your mind; I am sure.
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