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Old 09-25-2019, 10:18 AM   #1
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Black Tank Flush and Pocket Hoses ?

Does anyone use a pocket hose like the Silver Bullet or the Top Brass Bullet for use on their black tank flush ? I have a dedicated black tank flush hose that I currently use itís 50ft and Iím thinking of trying a pocket hose that is easier to mange and doesnít take up as much space.

Iíve also read some comments that itís fine to just use your fresh water hose on the black tank flush is there any truth to that ? I would appreciate any feedbackÖThanks
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Old 09-25-2019, 10:43 AM   #2
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I use a 'Y' at the inlet on camper and a 4' long hose for a washing machine, perfect ffit
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Old 09-25-2019, 10:55 AM   #3
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I use the Zero G hoses for everything. I carry three of them with the camper (100' 50' & 25'). They are lighter, stow easier, and don't kink. They are easy to stow in cold weather also.
I believe the black tank flush has a one way valve in it also.
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Old 09-25-2019, 11:04 AM   #4
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Does anyone use a pocket hose like the Silver Bullet or the Top Brass Bullet for use on their black tank flush ? I have a dedicated black tank flush hose that I currently use itís 50ft and Iím thinking of trying a pocket hose that is easier to mange and doesnít take up as much space.

Iíve also read some comments that itís fine to just use your fresh water hose on the black tank flush is there any truth to that ? I would appreciate any feedbackÖThanks
Pocket hose? Silver or TopBrass Bullets???
I have two hoses. The first ONLY for filling fresh water tanks and city water flowing. The second hose is ONLY used for black tank flushing and cleaning out the 30ft dump hose. When finished the black tank flushing, Both hoses are kept stored in the rear storage. The white hose is again only for filling the fresh water tank and providing city water. The blue hose is again only for flushing the black water tank.
I keep the grey water flowing through the cleaned dump hose.
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Old 09-25-2019, 01:17 PM   #5
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I use a pocket hose for my black tank flush hose.

Between the hose and the black tank I have a back-flow preventer (Home Depot). https://www.homedepot.com/p/DIG-100-...-D45/100141547

At the spiggot end of the hose I have a 'Y' adapter. After flushing the black tank and turning off the water, I let water pressure off with the 'Y' adapter before removing the hose (keeps me dry).
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Old 09-25-2019, 01:36 PM   #6
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Does anyone use a pocket hose like the Silver Bullet or the Top Brass Bullet for use on their black tank flush ? I have a dedicated black tank flush hose that I currently use itís 50ft and Iím thinking of trying a pocket hose that is easier to mange and doesnít take up as much space.

Iíve also read some comments that itís fine to just use your fresh water hose on the black tank flush is there any truth to that ? I would appreciate any feedbackÖThanks
I use a Y fitting with shutoffs and two 4 foot hoses to alternate between the black tank flush and the Sewer Solution. Works very well switching back and forth with the Valtera Sewer Solution dumping into a clean-out at home.
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Old 09-25-2019, 01:39 PM   #7
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I use an expanding hose just for the black tank flush.
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Old 09-25-2019, 02:03 PM   #8
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Dannyabear - same here

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I use a 'Y' at the inlet on camper and a 4' long hose for a washing machine, perfect ffit
That's exactly what I do. I'm not chancing putting my fresh water hose on black tank flush. May be ok but why chance it.
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Old 09-25-2019, 02:10 PM   #9
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Made my own out of old garden hose. 10' long and suits my needs.
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Old 09-25-2019, 03:40 PM   #10
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I Also use a Y connector with short hose section. That short section hose can also attach to a fitting I put on the low point drain when at a dump station so I can use onboard water.
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Old 09-25-2019, 03:55 PM   #11
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Yep, I use an expanding hose for our black tank flush. Have been doing it fulltime for the past 4 years with the same pair of hoses (we used to have 2 black tank flush hookups). Works a treat. Just let the pressure off the hose between flushings.
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Old 09-25-2019, 03:56 PM   #12
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the last couple years my RV's have had hose fittings for outside showers, I just run a short hose from that to the flush inlet.


but you might have a good idea here. The hoses I am thinking about don't like to be under full pressure, so as long as your using it on the flush it should not pop.
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Old 09-25-2019, 06:24 PM   #13
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I had A y connector and had the one for flushing off. The park I was staying sent a man around the park puting a siphon on the fauset. He took ours off and when reinstalling reversed them while we were away. Needless to say **** flew. Luckily a neighbor noticed and turned off fauset. Now I always take the hose for flushing off when not flushing.
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Old 09-25-2019, 07:46 PM   #14
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I use the standard white hose for the water inlet but use a pocket hose for the black tank flush and hosing off any mud on the camper etc...
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Old 09-25-2019, 11:32 PM   #15
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I gave up on expanding hoses after the day I blew out two of them flushing my black tank. I've since learned that you should always install a standard pressure regulator between the hose and the hydrant.
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Old 09-26-2019, 01:08 AM   #16
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I gave up on expanding hoses after the day I blew out two of them flushing my black tank. I've since learned that you should always install a standard pressure regulator between the hose and the hydrant.
Out of curiosity... where were you? I've never blown one out and never put them behind the pressure regulator.
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Old 09-26-2019, 06:04 AM   #17
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I have a Zero G for our drinking water (fresh tank fill and city water hookup ONLY) and a light-weight (but heavy duty) collapsible hose for black tank flush. They are kept in separate small tubs.

The Zero G hose is kept in a tub with water filter and pressure control valve...black tank flush is kept in a tub with nothing else.
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:42 PM   #18
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I use a Zero G for everything but the black tank flush. For the flush I just use the coil hose for the outside shower. That way I can flush the black tank with hot water. I realize that there’s less pressure this way but I think the hot water will clean better than cold.
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:19 PM   #19
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I have brass quick connects on everything except the end for the campground hydrant. After I dump the black tank, it's quick and easy to disconnect the supply hose and connect it to the black tank flush. My black tank has a check valve. Unless the black tank is full there is little chance for it to backflow.
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Old 10-08-2019, 05:49 AM   #20
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I have been using one of the original (cheapo) pocket hoses 6 years to flush the black tank and occasionally to rinse of mud and bugs. I don't pressurize it completely, meaning let it trickle when using. Works great, light weight and takes up little space.
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