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Old 05-15-2015, 02:14 PM   #11
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X2. Why would you not drain it into your gray and black holding tanks??
After I drain out the pink stuff, I flush the system with darned near half a tank of fresh water to get rid of the nasty smell. I don't have anywhere to dump my holding tank and I don't like to start the first trip of the year with my grey and/or black tank half full.
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Old 05-15-2015, 02:19 PM   #12
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:07 PM   #13
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I add a few gallons of water to the fresh water tank with my drinking water hose then hook the hose to the city water inlet & flush the pink stuff into the holding tanks using the city water. Once the water runs clear at each faucet, I disconnect the city water & run the water pump to push the remaining pink stuff into the holding tanks. Might get a little on the street when I clear the outside shower & low point drains but that happens when I winterize too. I then use a tank wand to rinse the water heater out.

We typically are headed out for a camping trip right afterwards so we just hit the dump station if need be on the way into the campground or use the one here in town before we leave.
I hate to be a dummy but what is a tank wand?
And as for dumping the pink stuff in the neighbors yard I'm already dumping my used motor oil there so I was looking for an alternative regarding the well done cat.....I've heard of cooking the dogs. The so called Hot Dogs but I thought it was supposed to be Cool Cats. Oh well. Lame attempt at humor on my part. Thanks for your answers to my question and I hope everyone has a happy flushing experience this year!
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:06 PM   #14
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I just open the faucets and let it go into the holding tank. It's only a few gallons so it doesn't take up much room, and it gets dumped with the rest of the tank.

It's potable system safe, so odds are it's pretty harmless to drink.

As for the cat, they're best when cooked well.
They're good on salads...LOL.
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:41 PM   #15
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Generally you have about a gallon to a gallon and a half. Once diluted it is extremely safe. From the MSDS:

Common Name: PROPYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCEROL Manufacturer: SPLASH PRODUCTS MSDS Revision Date: 8/16/2010 MSDS Format: No Format Specified Grainger Item Number(s): 2EXW9 Manufacturer Model Number(s):


MSDS Table of Contents
Click the desired link below to jump directly to that section in the MSDS. SECTION 1 - MANUFACTURER'S INFORMATION SECTION 2 - NORMAL HANDLING PROCEDURES SECTION 3 - HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS SECTION 4 - FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA SECTION 5 - HEALTH HAZARD DATA SECTION 6 - TOXICOLOGY (PRODUCT) SECTION 7 - SPILL AND LEAKAGE PROCEDURES SECTION 8 - SHIPPING DATA SECTION 9 - REACTIVITY DATA SECTION 10 - PHYSICAL DATA

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

MATERIAL IDENTITY: SPLASH RV AND MARINE ANTIFREEZE -50G

SECTION 5 - HEALTH HAZARD DATA

THRESHOLD LIMIT VALUE: NONE ESTABLISHED.

SYMPTOMS OF OVER EXPOSURE:
PRACTICALLY NON-TOXIC.
MILD SKIN AND EYE IRRITANT.
MAY CAUSE DIARRHEA BY ORAL INGESTION.

EMERGENCY FIRST AID PROCEDURES:

SKIN: FLUSH WITH WATER. IF AN IRRITATION DEVELOPS, CALL A PHYSICIAN.

EYES: FLUSH WITH WATER FOR 15 MINUTES, CALL A PHYSICIAN.

INGESTION: DRINK WATER TO DILUTE.

INHALATION: REMOVE VICTIM TO FRESH AIR.


SECTION 6 - TOXICOLOGY (PRODUCT)

ACUTE ORAL LD50: >10 G/KG

ACUTE DERMAL LD50: >2 G/KG

ACUTE INHALATION LC50: NO DATA

CARCINOGENICITY: NOT KNOWN TO BE A CARCINOGENIC.

MUTAGENICITY: NOT KNOWN TO BE A MUTAGENIC.

EYE IRRITATION: SLIGHT IRRITANT.

PRIMARY SKIN IRRITATION: SLIGHT IRRITANT.

PRINCIPAL ROUTES OF ABSORPTION: INHALATION.

EFFECTS OF ACUTE EXPOSURE:
MAY CAUSE DIARRHEA BY ORAL INGESTION. MAY BE A SLIGHT IRRITANT.

EFFECTS OF CHRONIC EXPOSURE: MAY BE A SKIN SENSITIZER IN SOME INDIVIDUALS.


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Old 05-15-2015, 04:49 PM   #16
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Catch it all in a metal bucket, put it on the stove and boil until it all disappears.
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:51 PM   #17
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It's the same stuff I put in my swimming pool lines (I buy enough for the pool and the camper). This is not automobile antifreeze. I use Peak brand. "Non-toxic, odorless and non-staining" per the container.
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DO NOT pump onto the lawn. I made that mistake this year and burned a large section of it with all the harsh chemicals in the pink stuff.

Best to drain it into an appropriate container and dispose of it in an appropriate way.

Learn from my mistake.

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I hate to be a dummy but what is a tank wand?
One of these: Water Heater Tank Rinser - Camco 11691 - Water Heaters - Camping World

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Old 05-15-2015, 05:23 PM   #20
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X2. Why would you not drain it into your gray and black holding tanks??

my exact question too.....am I missing something here? everything in my 5er gets flushed in to the holding tanks & on our first outing goes down the CG sewer drain...what's the deal with draining on driveways & yards?
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