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Old 04-15-2019, 11:24 PM   #1
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Sani-Con... No not Santa Clause!

As in the attached pictures, I have this option. But - other than simple a water inlet for assisting in the thorough flushing of my Black tank - why is the a "switch" for this?
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:27 PM   #2
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OK. This time with pictures!!!
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The switch activates a macerator pump that empties and macerates the contents of your black tank. It has nothing to do with flushing the black tank. The motor both empties your black tank and is able to pump the contents uphill to the sewer drain if needed. Once connected, the system is designed to offer the convenience of not having to connect and disconnect a sewer hose with each dump station stop. Your manual should explain its complete operation as there is a proper sequence to be followed for effective use.
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Stan nailed it for the switch labeled "SANI-CON". If you are asking about the switch labeled "WATER PUMP", that is just for convenience, and is for your main coach water supply pump. When you are hooked to city water, you don't use that pump, and you can shut off the water at the supply hose bib. When you are using your onboard water, you can shut off the water with this switch. It is a momentary switch that is in parallel with the other water pump switches you have inside your coach. You can turn the pump on or off from any of the four switches. They all work thru your Intellitec system located in one of your bedroom cabinets.

We use 100% RO in our coach, so we pump every ounce we use. That switch is handy when it's time to change water filters, or for pumping anti-freeze for winterizing, to name a couple of reasons.
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Are you asking what is supposed to happen when you flip the SANI-CON switch, but nothing does? If so, your Sani-Con pump may not be working - if it is working, it'll be pretty loud.
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Do not run the sanicon dry !
if your valves are closed or the tank is empty, you can damage the sanicon...


BUT, I will tell you I don't use my sanicon... got tired of the big hose in my wet bay taking up all the space and just installed a clear drop down extension I hook the stinky slinky to...
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Do not run the sanicon dry !
if your valves are closed or the tank is empty, you can damage the sanicon...


BUT, I will tell you I don't use my sanicon... got tired of the big hose in my wet bay taking up all the space and just installed a clear drop down extension I hook the stinky slinky to...
So...then... it's long "doody hose" or standard "slinky". That's the question. Whether it is to roll out the long hose if needed to pump up hill or slinky-it to the closest dump? That is the question?
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Sounds to me like your Sani-con is not being used, or, a previous owner has removed it entirely.
What happens when you turn the switch on for a second?
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Do not run the sanicon dry !
if your valves are closed or the tank is empty, you can damage the sanicon...


BUT, I will tell you I don't use my sanicon... got tired of the big hose in my wet bay taking up all the space and just installed a clear drop down extension I hook the stinky slinky to...
So your slinky hose is smaller than the Sani-Con hose? Where do you store the slinky?
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No sir, standard 3" stinky slinky I store in a fence post above the propane tank...
I didn't like the 3" hose between the sewer outlet TO the sanicon... like shown below that took up the whole compartment
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The Sani-Con pumps out through a hose that is a bit bigger than a standard garden hose, not the standard stinky slinky style sewer hose, and can pump up to a distance of about 100 feet and 6-8 feet up hill if a long enough hose is connected, this allows for emptying into sewer clean outs, toilets, etc.
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Just curious - if you pump with the sani-con 100 feet uphill, how is the hose cleaned (emptied) when your done and ready to disconnect?

Does the 100 ft of grey water still in the hose then drain onto the ground at the coach connection point?
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Yes, unless you walk the hose 'loop' up to the drain point with it higher all the way...


Remember, marketing claims of pumping uphill IS true, but doesn't always work to completion
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No sir, standard 3" stinky slinky I store in a fence post above the propane tank...
I didn't like the 3" hose between the sewer outlet TO the sanicon... like shown below that took up the whole compartment
Got it, that does take up a bunch of room like that, mine is shorter and more compact, and the Sani-Con hose is smaller than stinky slinky. I used the slinky most of last year but am starting to like the Sani-Con better, then I don't need to carry the slinky. The only place I found for slinky is in basement in a bin. Downfall of Sani-Con is it is slow. Always interesting how other do things and why, especially with me being new at all this.
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