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Old 09-07-2012, 06:27 PM   #21
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Re: quickie flush

Just picked up the Tornado Flush today from a local shop. Going to give it a try. They claim they sold more of them than the Quicke Flush, so only stock them.
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:29 PM   #22
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Re: quickie flush

This is interesting. The Quickie Flush and the Tornado Flush are sold by the same company, for the same purpose, and at the same price point. (Different strokes for...?) The QF has multiple nozzles at all angles to spray the water. The TF has fewer nozzles but the housing rotates to shoot water everywhere. A Google search indicates the TF tends to clog and stop rotating, although most of the reports seem to be anecdotal. Whichever you use, don't over tighten the connections; the plastic is kind of fragile.

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Old 07-17-2013, 10:30 AM   #23
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I installed a Quickie Flush on our Escape 5.0. We are very happy with it. On the 5.0, the forward wall of the black tank is accessible through the left forward cargo hatch. Except for having to work through the small opening, installing it is easy.

I didn't use the tubing and hose connector that came with the kit. Instead, I bought an external water inlet and pressure-resistant tubing.

I helped a friend install one on his Escape 19. Access to the black tank there was even easier.

To use it, I connect a dedicated hose to the external inlet. Open the black drain valve, then turn on the water. I time-share by draining the grey at the same time. By the time the grey is empty, the black is rinsed. I don't use a clear elbow; I'm not interested in watching the water become clear.

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Marv - I'd like to install the black-water tank flush as you did. Did you get at the tank through the bottom of the cargo hatch?
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:02 AM   #24
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Have you installed yours yet? Any pictures to share?
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Have you installed yours yet? Any pictures to share?
: Nope, not yet. I did get a few other mods done this year, but not that one (or another 10 or so that are on the books). When I do, I will take photos. It should be fairly easy in the 19, as there is good access in the dinette suite.
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Has Reace ever installed this for anyone on a new Escape?
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Old 09-07-2013, 04:43 PM   #27
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Probably a really stupid question so please humour me. I don't understand the concern about your black tank (or grey for that matter) being cleaned. The sensors at best are crude indicators and prone to failure and "clean" is a relative term particularly for black tanks.

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Old 09-07-2013, 04:51 PM   #28
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Clean tanks not only help your sensors but they also allow you trouble free use of your tanks. If you do not routinely clean out your tanks and let sludge and other waste build up, you will have to replace the tanks as they become unusable.
If you have ever owned a septic system it is very similar, you can ignore it and after 10 years replace it ($$) or you can maintain it with clean outs and other ways and the system will operate for a long time trouble free. Your choice.
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Old 09-07-2013, 04:51 PM   #29
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I installed a flush system for both tanks - Photos & description near the bottom at my modifications page.

As to why, while it is nice to be able to clean the sensors, I agree that other than annoying me to see them reading incorrectly, cleaning the tanks keeps odors down, particularly if you spend a fair amount of time between dumps.
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Probably a really stupid question so please humour me. I don't understand the concern about your black tank (or grey for that matter) being cleaned. The sensors at best are crude indicators and prone to failure and "clean" is a relative term particularly for black tanks.

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LOL.. I'm with you Dave.. kind of like not eating the yellow snow.. speaking of which I suspect there are geography effects on this odorous topic. It really doesn't matter what non liquids remain in the tanks for six months of the year in most of Canada. All the bad stuff gets freeze dried at -40 f/c doesn't matter
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