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Old 03-25-2011, 07:45 AM   #1
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Mini Lite 2306 - Tornado Install Placement in Black Tank

I am looking to find out how you guys installed your tornado in your black tank,
Yesterday I went under the camper and have no room to get the drill up there to drill my holes on the passenger side (Opposite side of the drain)
The only way I see to make the holes would be to get an angle style drill head and do my holes that way.
I tried to pull the tank out but ran into a snag with the toilet being connected and the electrical wires for the level so I put the support piece back on and decided I would ask here and see what everyone else has done before I tackle it again. I didnt want to pull the toilet if I dont have to cause I dont want to cause any leaks.

The other option is to install it above the opening of the drain hole but that goes against what the instructions say and not sure if it will clean the sensors since the tornado would be right above the sensors and doubt the tornado sprays behind itself to clean the sensors.

Any thoughts or options would be greatful and thanks in advanced
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:55 PM   #2
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Ok....that just sounds like too much work ;p
I'm just gonna get the wand with the rotating head on it, 'cuz there is no way in h$#l I would even attempt what your doing; and I'm a pretty handy kinda gal.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:01 PM   #3
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I cant believe I had no other replies to what I was trying to do - Oh well - it is installed but what a PITA it was

I will get pictures of where it is installed at and once I use it I will also post of my findinds as well.

It is installed just top and to the right of the drain tube on the black water tank.
I had to angle the drill and it made a little larger hole but I was still able to install it and cover the hole. I thought I was going to have to take the tank down to install it which would have made the install alot easier and cleaner but it is what it is.
It actually came out looking good too especially since the silicone covers around the tornado.

I also tried the tornado on the hose before I installed it to see what it does and it puts alot of water out front of it and somewhat behind it so am thinking that since it pushes a descent amount of water it should be good for cleaning the sensor's
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:08 AM   #4
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I was wondering about that black tank, the PO did not seem to care about it, so I am stuck cleaning out his &*^T! I bought a bottle of live enzyme cleaner, dealer said to use whole bottle, fill tank and leave for 24, so I will try it and see if that helps clean the nasty thing. I also bought one of those add ons, where you can use the hose to back fill the tank. That tornado deal sounds good, where did you get it?
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:28 AM   #5
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I was wondering about that black tank, the PO did not seem to care about it, so I am stuck cleaning out his &*^T! I bought a bottle of live enzyme cleaner, dealer said to use whole bottle, fill tank and leave for 24, so I will try it and see if that helps clean the nasty thing. I also bought one of those add ons, where you can use the hose to back fill the tank. That tornado deal sounds good, where did you get it?
not sure what PO is - am still learning some of the acronym's

You can buy the Tornado at Camping World or Jc Whitney for around $35.00 to $40.00 give or take might be a little cheaper if you are a camping club member at camping world
they come in two flavors - one with a remote hose so you can mount it way underneath or you can get the one without the hose if it is in a compartment very close and easy access to hook the water up to it.

I will not know how well it works until I take it for it trial run which is this weekend and I'll let ya know how well it worked. I am hoping that where I have it installed it does the trick but wont know till I try it out
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:25 AM   #6
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Scariest part of installing the Tornado for me was making the hole in the black tank. Double clamp the water hose going to the Tornado to make sure the water pressure doesn't blow it off while at the dump station like it happened to me(I think I used it twice before it happened). Once it's up & going, you can't believe all the stuff that comes out. Get a clear elbow to see and if you have the extra time while dumping, let it run for a few minutes. Alot breaks loose and comes out.
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Old 03-26-2011, 01:15 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info, PO is previous owner. I am going to try the enzyme first and go from there. I look forward to hearing about the tornado.
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:43 PM   #8
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I took my first real trip yesterday to Kissimmee Praire Preserve State Park in Okachobee Fl and finally dumped the tanks today
I already had a clear elbow so I pulled the Black tank first and let the junk come out wasnt bad until it got to the end then pulled the grey tank and then put the tornado on and mad did I see a bunch of toilet paper come out - was pretty impressive to hear it spin too - I am glad I installed it - thought maybe the placing was going to be an issue but doesnt seem like it at this point.

I used Automotice RTV Silicone Sealent to seal all the way around the base.
Here are the pictrues of where it is installed
I zip tied the connector to the top of the black tank but left enough hose so I can move it and nut and bolt it to a side brace when I get a chance since I was pressed for time when I installed.
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:54 PM   #9
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That spot is scary looking with sensor wires and main drain, but your install looks great, glad it worked so well. I see you have not had the camper long, I can't imagine what will come out of mine if I use a tornado, stuffs been in there since 05!
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I had to take the wires off the posts before I drilled the holes - you just need a pair of plyers to hold the inside nut and then turn the outside nut to take the nut off and then the connector - just remember the colors or your tank will read fuller then it is.

The only thing if I had to do it again I would either purchase one of those drill angle pieces that allow you to drill at an angle with a regual drill
or would want to take the tank out or use the next smaller hole saw due to drilling it at an angle the hole was larger then it should have been.

I could not drill the screw holes either so I hand screwed the screw's once I placed the tornado up there - I had one hole that didnt hit plastic so used the plastic from my hole I cut and made it work and used the silicon all around the base and put it on pretty think too went in pretty easy after I had all the holes and screws pre-done before finally installing it
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Since I was adding a Locking water door to the side of my trailer today I decided to move the hose connection off of the waste dump.

I was going to drill two holes and mount it to the flat metal on the right side but then my brother was like wont that void your warranty and then pointed to the flat strap that was a perfect solution / alternative to drilling into the side of the flat brace.
So here is where I moved it to.
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Uhhhhhhhhh, can you say that again but this time in English???

What's a 'locking water door', and the 'hose connection off the waste dump'?

Sounds important.........
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Uhhhhhhhhh, can you say that again but this time in English???

What's a 'locking water door', and the 'hose connection off the waste dump'?

Sounds important.........
I moved the Tornado connection from the top of the black tubing to the top left side in the same area to the strap so it was not zip tied to the black tubing

I am making a thread for the Locking water door so you can see what it is
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Parlez vous anglais?

Hablas ingles?

And yes I saw the pictures of the water door ;p
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since you posted that in non english pictures are worth a 1,000 words
First two are Before and the last two are after
Compare the two and there will be a test to see if you notice the diffrence
Porfa bor one momento
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Ever done one of those 'find the differences' puzzles from the comics?
Well, this is what this feels like to me.

And 'no' I cant see any differences.
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see the white cap on top of the black tank in the first and 2nd picture?

now look at the 3rd and 4th picture it is moved to the left on the silver strap now instead of zip tied directly to the black tube.
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Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, ok.
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Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, ok.
Ding Ding Ding - we have a winner
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