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Old 01-12-2014, 04:27 PM   #1
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Replacing black water sensors

Need some help! When I empty my black water tank, the gauge registers 2/3 full, so I have decided to replace the sensor & wiring all the way back to the gauge panel. I found the mod. to replace the sensors but I can not seem to find how the wires were run up to the sensor? Could use some help.
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:36 PM   #2
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This thread might help; especially the pictures in posts 5 and 6 from Herk...

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Old 01-12-2014, 07:12 PM   #3
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It looks like Herc made this Mod in June, 1911. I would like to see a comment from him as to how we'll they have functioned since then.
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It looks like Herc made this Mod in June, 1911. I would like to see a comment from him as to how we'll they have functioned since then.
I know Herk has been around a while, but don't think he was even a twinkle in his daddy's eye in June 1911, in fact his daddy probably wasn't even around.
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I guess my finger, or something slipped. I believe he made the Mod in 2011.
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Blaster, feel free to throw out a PM to Herk to make sure he sees your followup question. He's good with this stuff and can give you an update.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:02 AM   #7
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If you follow the GEO method, you'll have less issues regardless which tank probes you have.

https://sites.google.com/site/cbruni/

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I was hoping Herk would chime in for us all to benefit from his experience. I have been using the GEO method for a year and it doesn't help in my case. But I bought the RV used and the sensors may have a build up of someone else's crud on them. I tried the ice cleaning method also and that didn't help clean them off.
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Sorry, working on a shooting bench all day.

The Horst probes work great and are highly recommended by me. If you do the gray water tank, save yourself some heartache later and use black tank probes in both holding tanks.

The wiring is very simple. See attached diagram.

2/3 full usually means your tank walls are dirty and there is nothing wrong with your wiring. See troubleshooting guide.
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I was hoping Herk would chime in for us all to benefit from his experience. I have been using the GEO method for a year and it doesn't help in my case. But I bought the RV used and the sensors may have a build up of someone else's crud on them. I tried the ice cleaning method also and that didn't help clean them off.

You need to try the RV-Digest-It (from Unique) cleaning.
Unique RV Digest-It Unique Distributing

While the procedure is here (numerous times-search RV Digest it here), this is it in a nutshell.

For CLOGGED tanks - whole bottle (1 QT) - fill with water and sit for a week; drain and turbo flush with system or wand. Repeat until free running.

For SENSOR errors, - 1/2 bottle - fill with water, sit 72 hours, driain and truboflush. - repeat if necessary.

Sensor errors are caused by slime on tank walls.
Watch video here: Horst Mircacle Probes - Get accurate reading on your RV's holding tanks
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