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Old 08-02-2016, 09:40 AM   #1
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Black Tank Flush

I wanted to come up with a simple way to flush my black tank. In the past I disconnected the water line, flushed and re-attached the hose. 2nd attempt, I ran a smaller hose from the outdoor shower to the black tank, was not convenient as I had to deal with the lock on the outside shower. So finally I installed this "y" adapter and small hose from the water filter for an easy Black Tank Flush.
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:42 AM   #2
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Sorry pic is sideways
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:45 AM   #3
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So...you connected your black tank to your freshwater? Even with two valves (cheap ones) in between, I probably wouldn't do that.
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:55 AM   #4
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So...you connected your black tank to your freshwater? Even with two valves (cheap ones) in between, I probably wouldn't do that.
X2 on this..... the chance of contamination is to high for me. I always use a totally different hose to flush the black tank.
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:55 AM   #5
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I realize there's an anti siphon valve in the black flush line.....But EEEWWWW.

I have a dedicated Flush hose.
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:56 AM   #6
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Never thought of contamination. Thank you
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:56 AM   #7
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HEY! What a simple and great idea! (Don't see a 'head slapping' icon!!)

As for picture.......probably iPhone.

Why your iPhone pictures are sideways (and how to fix them)

edit: Will have to consider the contamination comments....... hmmmmm......
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It IS a clean looking installation. What I would consider doing is moving the Y connector to the other end of the hose and use two hoses. Then put quick connects on the hoses and fittings on the trailer side to speed things up.
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I wanted to come up with a simple way to flush my black tank. In the past I disconnected the water line, flushed and re-attached the hose. 2nd attempt, I ran a smaller hose from the outdoor shower to the black tank, was not convenient as I had to deal with the lock on the outside shower. So finally I installed this "y" adapter and small hose from the water filter for an easy Black Tank Flush.
Don't think that is a wise way to do it. I always use a separate hose that is strictly used for the black tank flush and is NEVER used for anything else except maybe to use for washing the trailer.
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I use my outside shower hose and leave it hooked up all the time. I use hot water to flush out the black water tank, hot water in a campground doesn't cost me anything. Works for me


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