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Old 09-20-2007, 06:23 PM   #1
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For those that use a flush king to clean your tanks, how do you know when the tank is full? Do you or some one else just open the toilet valve and look or is there a specific time based on your tank capacity? Our last trip for the season is coming up in a few weeks and I would like to get the tanks really clean without flooding the TT.
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For those that use a flush king to clean your tanks, how do you know when the tank is full? Do you or some one else just open the toilet valve and look or is there a specific time based on your tank capacity? Our last trip for the season is coming up in a few weeks and I would like to get the tanks really clean without flooding the TT.
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:31 PM   #3
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First, you aren't supposed to fill it completely. It is recommended to leave the valve open all the time. I don't exactly follow that rule though. At first I counted 25 - 30 seconds but now I can hear the pitch change when it gets to the fill point and I stop it there. I also flush the toilet several times to hopefully wash everything away.
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Old 09-21-2007, 06:17 PM   #4
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The flush king adapter doesn't allow filling the tank when the dump valve is closed. The valve is not designed to be pressurized either, so make sure your RV dump valve is open before turning on the water spigot.
I don't have a flush king, instead our 5er came with a built-in flushing sprayer. I just watch the gauge and when it reaches 3/4 I go turn off the water. Then I open the dump valve, the force of a nearly full tank carries out any solids remaining.
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:38 PM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ray,IN:
The flush king adapter doesn't allow filling the tank when the dump valve is closed. The valve is not designed to be pressurized either, so make sure your RV dump valve is open before turning on the water spigot.
I don't have a flush king, instead our 5er came with a built-in flushing sprayer. I just watch the gauge and when it reaches 3/4 I go turn off the water. Then I open the dump valve, the force of a nearly full tank carries out any solids remaining. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

wow your a brave man, trusting level readings LOL

we to use the installed flusher and close the valve for about 45-60 secnds then open it up and let it FLOW.
we also have a hydro lfush thing at the end where teh sewer hse connects and it will flat run some water back up to get all teh stuck stuff
i installed a whirling thing of ma bob in the kitchen tank and I about freaked at all the junk it broke free
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:26 AM   #6
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I also have the internal spray head in my tank. After I dump the black tank, I turn the sprayer of for a minute or so. Then I close the valve and watch my watch religiously for 90 seconds. Then I open the valve. Then I close the valve and do it again. After 2 dumps in comes very clean. I then close the valve for the last time and let water run in for 90 seconds. This "charges" the tank with some fresh water to slosh around and for the next trip. Hope this helps.

BTW, during my "watch time" I do not leave the valve or carry on conversations with family, etc. Can't get distracted during this!
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:32 AM   #7
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I have a Quickie Flush. If I really want to know the water level in the black tank when I'm flushing it out, I simply hold open the blade on the toilet, shine a flashlight down there and look. Since I have already disconnected the water hookup (the Quickie Flush has its own water connection outside the TT) there's no water coming from the toilet so it's easy to see. After I drain, I look down there again to see if there's any residue remaining in the bottom of the tank.
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:32 PM   #8
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I have my wife watch the monitor panel. We use the GEO method and my tank sensors are reliable.
I let it fill to about 3/4 full, then dump it.
You could time it, but depending on varying water pressures and other variables, I just stick to the L.E.D.'s
The Flush King is handy, but I'd definatley like a tank rinsing system instead.

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Old 10-02-2007, 04:51 PM   #9
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Used the Flush King for the first time (new TT) and had the same thought. I had to guess seeing the black tank was giving false level readings from particles triggering the sensor. I played it safe and would run the water into the tank for about a minute or so. And when I emptied it I used my judgement on how much water came through and based that off of normal emptying of the tanks. Took a good 6 flushes to get the water to all clear but it worked great and the sensor is fine.
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Old 11-18-2007, 04:48 PM   #10
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I have a built in spray and close the valve to fill the tank. After overfilling twice-blowing the tank off and flooding the bathroom i went to a DIY outlet and bought a battery operated grdenhose timer. 10 minutes fills the tank over 2/3ds. Also if you listen you can hear whin the water fills the tank enough to cover the flushing outlet, the sound changes.
Then it is time to dump.
I doo this 3 times or till the water runs clear./
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Sewer hose into clear connector and one way valve for garden hose to fill tank. Need a trap valve on sewer hose so that you can fill black tank. A small water meter can be attached to garden hose. If you have a 70 gallon tank, then pump 60 gallons in. My brother has this set up and he loves it. Thinking I will be doing the same thing.
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Old 12-01-2007, 07:36 AM   #12
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I would like to install a flush system in my rig but have not done so because I haven't found many campgrounds where I could tie-up the dump station for any length of time without ticking someone off. How do you get around that problem?
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