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Old 02-28-2008, 06:34 PM   #11
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I installed a Tornado in my black water tank. It seems to work really well. I'm thinking of installing a Tornado in my galley gray water tank. As much as we try to keep food particles from going down the drain, I see it in the clear elbow when flushing the tanks.

The Tornado would be a good way to add more water to ensure the galley tank is clean.

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If i didnt install the tornado on th gray tanks, but used the flush king back flush valve arrangement, does it help flush out the grey tanks. my two gray tanks have a bit of plumbing . one 33 gallon galley tank near front of tt and one 33 in rear for shower and sink. do you think the flush king would help this arrangement any, i like the idea of having the clear fitting and thought it may flush some water back up the pvc lines into the two grey tanks and maybe it would help some with the food mentioned . i thought maybe the chem treatment would help some also

also, does anyone have a brief operating procedure for the tornado, i havent got paperwork on the unit

do you also have the simple flush king operating procedure

i appreciate your input


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Old 02-29-2008, 04:37 PM   #12
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The flush king will help putting water back into the gray water tanks. My tanks are set up similar to yours, there is a lot of plumbing between the dump valve and the gray water tanks. My thought is the tornado acts as a sprayer and may help dislodge any food particles that may be in stuck to the wall of the tank.

A brochure for the flush king is at this website http://www.flushking.com/brochure3.htm . The tornado mfg website is at http://www.camco.net/Menu.cfm?SupCat...ProductId=2049 , but there isn't much information.

Let me know if you have any specific questions.

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Old 02-29-2008, 07:17 PM   #13
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thanks

i have a tornado on black tank, am adding one to the grey galley tank. i will also use the camco dual flush pro on the discharge for addn maint if needed

i have a question regarding my two grey tanks. i have two grey tanks, one for kitchen, one for bathroom sink/shower. if i keep black tank gate valve shut, and leave the other two gray gates open, shut the valve on the dual flush pro connected to my discharge to my outlet sewer drain, i would think i could gain the capacity benefit of both gray tanks as the water equalizes between both tanks . This way i would have 2 x 33 gallons / tank for showers instead of having only 33 gallons for showers. even it wont work this way , i can still dump when needed, i was just wondering if the tanks would work this way.

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Old 03-05-2008, 07:51 PM   #14
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I just picked up 2 Quickie Flush units to install when the trailer comes out of storage in a few weeks. Got tired of dragging the hose around in the trailer to use the flushing wand. I figured I would put one in both the black and grey tanks while I'm at it, can't hurt to give the grey tank an extra flush every now and then.

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Old 03-05-2008, 08:42 PM   #15
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The flush king will help putting water back into the gray water tanks. My tanks are set up similar to yours, there is a lot of plumbing between the dump valve and the gray water tanks. My thought is the tornado acts as a sprayer and may help dislodge any food particles that may be in stuck to the wall of the tank.

A brochure for the flush king is at this website http://www.flushking.com/brochure3.htm . The tornado mfg website is at http://www.camco.net/Menu.cfm?SupCat...ProductId=2049 , but there isn't much information.

Let me know if you have any specific questions.

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I have a couple of questions;


Toranado use /hookup question:
do you just connect the water hose and let it run for a while and keep the discharge gate valve partially closed until it fills a bit and then flush/drain. i havent been able to find any operating instructions with the device.

also does anyone leave the dual flush pro connected to their waste connection while camping or do you only add it when you are cleaning out before you pack up to leave CG

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Old 03-10-2008, 12:17 PM   #16
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wildwood,

When I flush my black water tank, I connect the hose to the Tornado and let it run for a few minutes to let it clean the tank. After a few minutes I will open the gate valve and dump the black water tank while still running the Tornado. When the tank is almost drained, I'll close the valve and let the Tornado flush it some more, then open the gate valve. I will continue doing this until it is clean.

One note, you have to be careful not to let the Tornado run to long w/o opening the dump valve. You do not want the black water tank to overflow.

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We read somewhere that you can use DiChlor instead of bleach for sanitizing fresh water and other holding tanks. It is sold in Wal-mart and other hardware or pool supply stores - it's what you use in a jacuzzi. 1/2 teaspoon mixed with about a half gallon of water is added to the fresh water tank to do a shock/sanitizing. 1/4 teaspoon per full tank for regular use/drinking. Much cheaper than bleach and takes up a lot less room.

Since it works just like bleach, you can mix up a chlorine/water solution to clean other stuff, such as the outside of the trailer or for any purpose for which you would use bleach.

Drawback: you have to be careful with DiChlor - it is a concentrated chlorine powder, so put it far away from little kids.
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:28 PM   #19
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Thanks for the Calgon tip!

The Calgon seems to work great on our black water tank. We recently bought a 2006 Grand Surveyor and are new to this whole rv thing, so the advice is greatly appreciated. Now if I can just figure out why I have a small leak coming in from the bottom or our microwave, I'll be a happy camper! We have a rear kitchen, and I'm hoping it's coming in around the microwave vent where I've spotted a very small crack in the cauking.
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Great info here. Much appreciated!
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