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wanderingbob

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Posted: 10/02/21 10:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Use your black tank flush like a loaded gun , you only get one chance to screw every thing up . Do not turn it on a go to a movie or rodeo , stand right there and !

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I have my cell phone on me with a loud "BARK" for the alarm. EASY to get distracted and then the dreaded POOP Volcano comes shooting out the vent on your roof!!!

Only time I get any odors is if I have an exhaust fan running as it will suck odors up thru the toilet drain hole when flushing. I add about one minute of water using the flush with tank drain closed.


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Plenty of water and a short drive is all you need for a good dump.


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My black tank sensor has never worked, reads 2/3's full even when empty.


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If they can't make a reliable sensor for a Nuclear plant, how do you expect the "two bit" RV makers to create one that is reliable?


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Dumping a bags worth of ice also is a great way to "clean" the black tank as well and breakdown (macerate) those silly brown pickles.

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Video 1 of 4 of a famous series:

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All good comments. Wasn't my intention on starting the sensor debate again, but good thoughts. I was more reacting to the thought of not using something to break down solids in you tank. Like some said solids will naturally breakdown, but if I don't put something in the tank to help will it create a "dam" inside the tank. Probably not if enough water is used. I guess everything I've ever read or watched has always inferred that you want your black tank to be "mush" and this guy who is a "professional" is indicating the opposite and supports his position by saying the "pancake batter" affects sensors in a negative way.

The Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr4TGBPyPe0

What I've heard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyWMyZ02_7M&t=225s


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nagel wrote:

All good comments. Wasn't my intention on starting the sensor debate again, but good thoughts. I was more reacting to the thought of not using something to break down solids in you tank. Like some said solids will naturally breakdown, but if I don't put something in the tank to help will it create a "dam" inside the tank. Probably not if enough water is used. I guess everything I've ever read or watched has always inferred that you want your black tank to be "mush" and this guy who is a "professional" is indicating the opposite and supports his position by saying the "pancake batter" affects sensors in a negative way.

The Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr4TGBPyPe0

What I've heard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyWMyZ02_7M&t=225s


If you ask me, it's way overthinking it. It's a holding tank, not a septic tank. Stuff only stays in my tanks for 4-5 days at the most. Not nearly enough time for any real breakdown to occur without caustic chemicals, and to what end? Lots of water, no problems.


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I would think that if your "Solids" are so solid that they don't break down in water easily anyway that you need to eat more fiber.

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