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Old 06-10-2015, 07:29 PM   #91
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...my tank reads empty after a quick rinse. First time it has read empty in a while.

Good tip about the tilting, but we've never had an issue with slow emptying of the tank. Our tank always reads empty when it is, probably thanks to the Horst Probes we had ETI install.
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:08 PM   #92
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How do you use the wand to flush the grey water tank ?
Remove flush cover, open gray valve and insert the wand. Start at the back of the tank and turn the wand with water on. Periodically remove the wand to allow free flow of water out. Repeat.
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Our gray tank was often slow. It is a matter of whether you want to wait around for it or not. Water should always be in the black tank and perhaps a little left in the gray tank to slosh around is a good thing as well. We could dump and then the black would read 2/3 full sometimes --- tp can get caught on the sensor.
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it has been a nagging question of mine every time we drain the dish sink into the grey holding tank...will all those food crud and porridge grains actually flush out or do they build in the bottom? Not sure if I follow putting the wand in the drain outflow as the grey tank piping is smaller than the black...do you somehow shove it up into the grey tank or just let the pressure from the wand shoot up there? Our gauge hasn't read less than 2/3 in the 3 months we've been on the road and that is after draining for 10 minutes.
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Remove flush cover, open gray valve and insert the wand. Start at the back of the tank and turn the wand with water on. Periodically remove the wand to allow free flow of water out. Repeat.
There's a flush cover? Hmm. Just learned something.
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There's a flush cover? Hmm. Just learned something.
Valve cover?? Drain cover?? Whatever the big cover is that you have to remove to hook the slinky to the drain line. Since there are gated valves for both the black and gray tanks, I just assumed this is called a cap, cover, drain cap, flush cover, etc
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it has been a nagging question of mine every time we drain the dish sink into the grey holding tank...will all those food crud and porridge grains actually flush out or do they build in the bottom? Not sure if I follow putting the wand in the drain outflow as the grey tank piping is smaller than the black...do you somehow shove it up into the grey tank or just let the pressure from the wand shoot up there? Our gauge hasn't read less than 2/3 in the 3 months we've been on the road and that is after draining for 10 minutes.
1/2 inch PVC will fit through the gate area of the GRAY tank allowing you to get the wand all the way back into the tank. By turning the nozzle toward the floor of the tank, you loosen and start flushing whatever is in there toward the gate. I couldn't believe how much gunk had built up in there that normal flushing was not getting out. I should have taken a picture. All I can say is that the longer wand I built and being able to push all the way to the back of the gray tank has really helped. Also raising the passenger side dramatically allowed us to empty the gray tank in less than 5 minutes with no trickle after that.
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Question, since I've never flushed my grey tank. Instead of making a longer wand, can you not just insert the regular one and push it up and in with the hose?
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Valve cover?? Drain cover?? Whatever the big cover is that you have to remove to hook the slinky to the drain line. Since there are gated valves for both the black and gray tanks, I just assumed this is called a cap, cover, drain cap, flush cover, etc
OK, thanks for clarifying Tim. I thought there was maybe an access cover directly on the tank that I didn't know about. Never occured to me that a long solid pipe could make it into the gray tank via the drain cap, due to the bend in the plumbing.
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Question, since I've never flushed my grey tank. Instead of making a longer wand, can you not just insert the regular one and push it up and in with the hose?
The hose joint won't make it past the gate valve, it is too small. Already tried that. The cap on the PVC pipe just clears the opening.
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