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Old 06-03-2012, 10:37 AM   #71
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LOL! That is a great story.
Wonder if that guy was even aware of the commotion he caused??
It makes me think about my own actions...... Do people watch me and think 'OMG WTH is she doing?' or do they think 'now THATS a good way to do it'

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Old 06-04-2012, 07:02 PM   #72
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I've been a janitor, plummer, septic tank repair, auto repair, and a contractor. All of this has put dumping into perspective so here goes my procedure.

first no gloves its called soap what if I forget my gloves some time.

never stand directly in front or behind anything if you can help it.

I've had kids so poop from my family doesn't scare me

check valves are closed
stand to the side!
open cover (think oil drain plug turn pull quick)
hook up hose I also use king wash adapter
then hook up other end
then hook up water hose to king adapter
pull lever on black
fill black for 1 min 30 sec, yes I time it.
close black
drain gray
fill gray for 1 min 30 sec
close gray
open black
drain black
close black
open gray
drain gray
close gray
close up pick up and move for someone else

then take gallon and a half jug fill with about 10oz of Pine Sol and rest water (always keep some water in holding tank)
pour in black tank
then do the same for gray

wipe hands with diaper wipes then purell if no sink.

Whole process takes less than ten minutes

repeat at home if need be.

Diaper wipes, I don't know how we lived with out them before kids they'll take rust off a car bumper.

REMEMBER its pluming there is only four rules to pluming.
1. Crap flows down hill
2. Keep your fingers out of your mouth
3. Keep your mouth shut
4. Payday is on Friday.
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:11 PM   #73
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Oh my god, I'm grossed out reading about it! I'm an ER nurse, so it takes a lot to make me sick to my stomach. I would have flipped if it splashed anywhere on my body, let alone my face and mouth. Since we are buying our first TT, I'll have DH watching this thread for tips though since he will be the one doing it.


I'm a cop and have been in some Shi^^Y situations. I remember my father falling through the top of an old campsite undeerground tank. Sinking to his upper arms. My mom wouldn't let him anywhere near the vehicle or trailer. FOR about a week.

My wife a couple weeks ago while we were setting up for the first time this season following a single outing season due to issues with the trailer asked me if it was safe to open the cap before hooking up the drain line. I said it was safe and in the words made famous by the movie Gladiator "At my signal, unleash hell." she uncapped the line.

What I witnessed was a downpour of black tank liquid and for some reason she stuck both her hands together under the drain to try and catch it...
Realizing what she was doing and then what it was that she was trying to catch she yelled at me to make it stop. I was at the dump location.

I now have a sewer worker pair of gloves for Fathers day...
And we have adapted teh fire team method of communication when setting up the sewer line. I will hollar out "Loading" and she will hollar back "Covering"
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:58 PM   #74
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I never leave my black water tank open.
You will not get any of the solid waste out and actually may harden and you have a major problem.

Keep the valve closed and don't dump until you have it filled. That way when you open the valve it really gets a flush using the water pressure.
Iggy,

This is a very dangerous way of using the TurboFlush.
You can bulge the tank from that pressure which can cause it to slip off the support rails or burst a seam.

When used as directed it will flush stuck on solids just fine with no danger to the tank.

There is a warning to that effect right under the hose port for the flusher.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:15 PM   #75
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Dangerous only if you roof vent is plugged or blocked.

I think the main reason may be if the roof vent stick down into tank 5 or 6 inches and the water gets that high when flushing.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:39 PM   #76
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Wow. Having just bought a new camper I figured this would be a good thread to read. Especially since we are taking our first trip next week. I think I'm going to bring one of these from work for when it's time to dump the doo. Then again, I can't imagine it could be worse than being the stirrer for a 4-hole burnout.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:41 PM   #77
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I think Iggy was talking about not opening (dumping) the black tank until it was full. Not meaning have the flush going and the valve closed.
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:59 PM   #78
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I think Iggy was talking about not opening (dumping) the black tank until it was full. Not meaning have the flush going and the valve closed.

Whoops, I think you are correct. I do owe Iggy an applogy.
I read the "quote" and the response under it.

The quote was asking if the valve had to be open to run the turboflush and Iggy's reply was he always keeps it closed. I did not read further.
My bad.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:32 PM   #79
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We were camping at Bow Valley an hour west of Calgary, there was a young couple who rented a trailer that was set up next to us, The owners of the trailer did not empty the tanks when they rented it out , When they used the shower it started to back up. So the young fellow figured that he will empty the tank himself, and all he had was a small garbage can, which he filled and started walking down the road, asking where is the dump station, which it was 7 kms away, That look on that poor guy face was so sad, So i lend him my portable waste tank, i felt so sorry for him and his wife, But i have to admit it was funny to watch him carrying that garbage pail down the road.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:53 AM   #80
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So the young fellow figured that he will empty the tank himself, and all he had was a small garbage can, which he filled and started walking down the road, asking where is the dump station, which it was 7 kms away, That look on that poor guy face was so sad, So i lend him my portable waste tank, i felt so sorry for him and his wife, But i have to admit it was funny to watch him carrying that garbage pail down the road.
Real lucky for him you were there and good of you to help

I think the guy willing to lend his Blue Boy can sometimes be the most popular guy in the CG.
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