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Old 11-05-2016, 11:45 AM   #61
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I make full use of the bathroom in my trailer and I think I have rinsed the black tank out only once. The black tank gauge no longer works but that isn't a problem for me, as the gray water tank is my constraint since it fills first. When it is full I dump both tanks.

I started using Odorlos and put it in the black tank with a gallon of water after dumping the tanks. So far I haven't noticed a problem with the black tank other than the gauge not working.
Mike , Orderless is the best , recommended to us by a oldtimer . Have been using now for years . Probably your black tank needs a real good cleaning and your sensor may start working again . I think because our tank gets constantly cleaned , our sensor in black tank works . Pat
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Old 11-05-2016, 02:32 PM   #62
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Mike , Orderless is the best , recommended to us by a oldtimer . Have been using now for years . Probably your black tank needs a real good cleaning and your sensor may start working again . I think because our tank gets constantly cleaned , our sensor in black tank works . Pat
I'm really reluctant to start cleaning the black tank if the only reason to do so is to get that sensor working again. Anytime I add a new maintenance task I also introduce a new chance for error. If I were to, say, break the toilet valve while cleaning the black tank only to get the sensor working, I'd be one unhappy camper (literally).

Right now the black tank seems to drain fine; as long as bacteria and Odorlos keep the waste broken down so that it drains out okay, I don't think I'll mess with it.
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I'm really reluctant to start cleaning the black tank if the only reason to do so is to get that sensor working again. Anytime I add a new maintenance task I also introduce a new chance for error. If I were to, say, break the toilet valve while cleaning the black tank only to get the sensor working, I'd be one unhappy camper (literally).

Right now the black tank seems to drain fine; as long as bacteria and Odorlos keep the waste broken down so that it drains out okay, I don't think I'll mess with it.
Your call Mike . We use the bath window to put hose in Jon we have a spray head we put on end of hose and have a short clear section on end of drain hose which verify 's if all is clean when draining . But you need to do what you are comfortable with . I understand. Pat
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