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Old 01-12-2012, 05:45 PM   #1
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Blackwater vent solutions?

Finally getting around to helping the blackwater tank vent do its job better.

Have found several solutions and was just wondering if anyone has had better or worse luck with any of the following?

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Note: I have seen some of the solar fans on Ebay that come with a battery.

We are full time and mainly have the "Stank" in the summer when flushing and with the tank over 1/2 full (of course this is the signal to go empty LOL) Also have the problem when driving down the road with the driver side window open.

Any comments, suggestions, advice or experience with a particular product is greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-13-2012, 11:39 AM   #2
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We just have the T type pvc fitting on the black water tank. It has been effective for the past 10 years.

But...........we have also found that going up and down steep grades with the black tank 1/2 full (35 gallons) the vent tube seems to get blocked and then we get the aroma.

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I just installed a Cyclone. It spins like a top when the wind blows and is very noisy. I finally went up and put a piece of tape across where it swivels.

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We had the 'SMELL' and tried all of the cleaning suggestions...it wasn't until we installed the Cyclone Vent on top of the vent, that the odors went away. It was very easy to install and only took a few minutes. Only had to remove some screws to take off the factory top and reused the same screws & holes to put on the cyclone vent. You will need a sealer to cover over the now exposed screw heads. We got out cyclone at WalMart.
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I also installed the cyclone. No odor since & mine doesn't make any noise.
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I also installed the cyclone. No odor since & mine doesn't make any noise.
Ditto. We installed ours four years ago and not had any issues since. I'm not sure how they would spin in the wind unless the wind was doing some crazy swirling.


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