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Old 05-22-2011, 02:50 PM   #11
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Re: Faulty Monitor

A big "thank you" to you all. Baglo, the wand worked like a charm. In one minute the sensors were reading correctly again, and just to confirm that the sensors are indeed on the East wall of the black tank, i.e. the trailer door side.
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:00 AM   #12
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The sensors are shorted out.

Half fill the tank and then shake the trailer slosh the water around, hit all the bumps you can on the way to the dump location.
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:33 PM   #13
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I make my own wands. go to a hardware store and buy a pvc tap, a short piece of pipe 1/2 in an elbow and cap . you can make it any length you want . drill some small holes in the cap and better than any you buy. you are actually running the water backwards through the tap with the garden hose connected. I have a quick connector to attach it to the hose. I give the tank a quick flush every time i empty it takes 5 minutes. never ever have any build up or smell.


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Old 05-26-2011, 12:43 PM   #14
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I make my own wands. go to a hardware store and buy a pvc tap, a short piece of pipe 1/2 in an elbow and cap . you can make it any length you want . drill some small holes in the cap and better than any you buy... I have a quick connector to attach it to the hose.
Wendell, could you post a picture for those of us who are visual learners, please? All this talk of wands and sewer effluent has me thinking "Harry Potter" so I am having trouble picturing your invention.

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Old 05-27-2011, 01:51 AM   #15
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I just noticed that Escape sells a tank wand for $12. It is listed in the "Accessories" section of the product descriptors.

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Old 05-27-2011, 11:31 AM   #16
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Hello again:
Now that I have solved my black water tank with the advice of people on this forum, (I used the wand), the question arises: "What about the grey water tank? If the sensors in that tank begin to act up, how can that tank be accessed to give it the wand treatment?"
Maybe those sensors never act up or get covered by deposits, but having done renovations on my house, and looking at the drain pipes from the bath and sink, there were plenty of gucky deposits on the pipes in my house. Why should it be any different with my trailer?
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:21 PM   #17
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Grey water tank access is through the main discharge line for the black/grey tanks. The wand will easily reach into the tank and clean the sensors. One of the more glamorous tasks of RV ownership.
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:38 PM   #18
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Thank you very much Slomoto. I took a look at the setup and because the sensors appear to be on the West wall of the grey water tank, and my wand has a 90 degree elbow, and I would be going in from the West side of the tank, I would probably need to make some modifications on the wand, or maybe buy a new wand entirely. Looks like I would need to make the end of my wand do another 90 degree to face outwards. Don't quite know how I could do that. Any ideas>
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:13 PM   #19
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The wand that Escape sells has been modified by plugging some of the holes with screws and adding angled holes by drilling the PVC. The new, angled holes essentially shoot backwards at about a 45 degree angle. It would not take much water hitting the sensors to give them a good cleaning.
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Old 06-26-2014, 11:11 PM   #20
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Is "tank 1" the black water tank? I'm having the same problem.
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