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Old 05-31-2008, 04:42 PM   #1
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Tornado Install on a Rockwood 8317SS

I installed a tornado on my Rockwood 8317SS last weekend and thought I would share with everyone. Most of the time was spent trying to find the best spot to make the installation. After investigation one spot appeared to be the only spot. The tanks profile ran from narrow to more depth on the tank release end. Along the sides had no space and the tank was almost flush to the side of the trailer opposite the tank drain.
Would have been preferred to install opposite of the drain. Can't wait to try it out.

To check out the installation click here and click on next to see each picture.
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:23 AM   #2
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I had the same type of location issues with mounting mine. I ended up mounting it next to the sensors. Been using it for over a year and it works just fine in this location.
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:49 PM   #3
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good job, thanks for sharing pics

i used mine for the first time on black tank this week end, did a great job. i use without regulator to get better flow. i didnt have paperwork with it. does it specify any operating pressure

i havent used the one on my galley tank yet, i probably will alternate using it. i need to make something to make it a bit easier to connect hoses, the inlet is slightly blocked over head by slide and ackward to connect, guess i need to do a bit of plumbing. that is what makes it fun
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:02 PM   #4
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Thanks!

On the inside of the tornado package it has a minimum 40psi and maximum 60psi listed. I followed what another member did on his Tornado and drilled the holes slightly bigger to increase the flow. Did a leak test this weekend and all is go for the actual trial at the end of the month. Hopefully this will save not having to pass that hose into the wife to fill the tank etc.. It will be interesting to see if it helps keep those sensors clear and working. If not, I may try a couple of cups of water softener mixed into a gallon of hot water and than poured into the black to see if that will help.
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:50 PM   #5
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I installed one on my 2701ss...and I cant get the fitting to stop leaking...I have taken it apart numerous times, and still no luck...great job on the install
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:56 AM   #6
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What part of the fitting is leaking? If it is at the location where you place the tornado into the tank, ensure that you have a 100% silicone thick bead under the flange of the tornado as well as a dab where you made holes for each of the screws. Also you may want to check to see if your silicone is fresh. I threw out a couple of tubes as the caulking did not look or feel right and when I looked at the tube there was an expiry date of last year. Before I placed the Tornado into place I ensured that the area where the caulking was going to go was clean. I used isopropyl alcohol. You may also want to check and ensure that you have the rubber gasket in the ends that receive the hose.
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:27 PM   #7
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its leaking where I attach the hose from the kit at the tank. I may buy some parts and replace the hose
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