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Old 09-01-2007, 11:32 AM   #1
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I just got one of those Flush King things and put it on and was preparing to flush out the
system really good BUT....I only half read the
directions. I emptied both tanks first and then closed both valves put the flush king on and hooked up the water hose. The valve on the flush king is closed also. I turned on the water and by the time I got back to the flushking I heard a pop and lots of water came
out from under the rv in the area that the grey tank is. I ran and turned of the water hose of course. I looked up underneath the rv there is a panel that I can take off I'm assuming to access those tank valves. I will take the panel
off in the morning when its cool as its about 100 degrees out right now but can anybody tell
me what I should look for or even a clue as to
what I might possibly have broke so I can fix it. The water that poured out was clear and clean and the two valves were closed so I'm assuming it has something to do with the pipe
and not the tanks themselves. I am obviously
cursing myself right now.
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Old 09-01-2007, 11:32 AM   #2
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I just got one of those Flush King things and put it on and was preparing to flush out the
system really good BUT....I only half read the
directions. I emptied both tanks first and then closed both valves put the flush king on and hooked up the water hose. The valve on the flush king is closed also. I turned on the water and by the time I got back to the flushking I heard a pop and lots of water came
out from under the rv in the area that the grey tank is. I ran and turned of the water hose of course. I looked up underneath the rv there is a panel that I can take off I'm assuming to access those tank valves. I will take the panel
off in the morning when its cool as its about 100 degrees out right now but can anybody tell
me what I should look for or even a clue as to
what I might possibly have broke so I can fix it. The water that poured out was clear and clean and the two valves were closed so I'm assuming it has something to do with the pipe
and not the tanks themselves. I am obviously
cursing myself right now.
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Old 09-01-2007, 11:35 AM   #3
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almost forgot, in case anybody wonders, I have
a cameo f29rks fifth wheel, its made by carrielite.
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Old 09-01-2007, 02:52 PM   #4
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Sorry about the mishap, but that's how we learn stuff.

You may have broken a slip connector or elbow between the Slide valve and the sewer outlet where you attached the Flush King. Or you might have damaged the slide valve with all that water pressure being applied to the outward side of it. None of that plumbing under there is intended to be pressurized.

Good luck.
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Old 09-01-2007, 06:56 PM   #5
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Sorry to hear of your backflush problem. We have a 2003 Carriage with the valve built in.Above the valve is a sticker put on by Carriage that informs you to leave the dump valve OPEN while backflushing the tank.
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Old 09-02-2007, 06:11 AM   #6
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ok, here's what happened. After taking the
access panel off early this morning I find that
the pipe is connected to the main pipe by a
wide clamp, rubberlined, and it had popped off. After several trips to the tool box to
find the right size socket to loosen the two sides of the clamp, I got it off, repositioned
the pipe and tightened the clamp back up. Luckily, I was able to fix it, no cost to me
except two changes of wet clothes. I've left
the access panel off for now until the insulation dries out. Another lesson learned,
unfortunately it was the hard way but I know
what I'm doing now when I flush out the tanks.
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Old 09-02-2007, 09:00 AM   #7
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Glad you were able to fix it so easily and without expense. You learned that lesson the hard way.
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Old 09-07-2007, 07:52 PM   #8
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Cameo 23 you are lucky. I flushed the tank, shut the valves off and started shooting the bull and blew the top right out of the black water tank on my Carrylite.. I learne then that my wife's poop stinks. (when I fixed it).
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What is it women say about us men- "When all else fails read the instructions". Well, I began doing just that and noticed the beginning line, "read the entire instructions before beginning". Who'da thunk? What ever happened to the step-by-step instructions? When I recall all the trips to the hardware store to buy more parts after breaking the first. It is really annoying my wife is right about me so much.
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:43 AM   #10
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Along that line of thinking, I was in a campground recently where 1/2 way thru the campground rules there was a comment:

STOP AT THE OFFICE TO CLAIM YOU GIFT FOR READING THE RULES.

It was only a novelty gift, but I thought it was pretty cool. The office person told me not many gifts are given away.
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:43 PM   #11
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Everyone I know who uses a backflush has problems. We just close the valve, add water to the black tank via commode and open the valve again for a final rinse. This method has worked on a Class C, a Class A, and on our 5vr. We have never had a problem with odor etc. More gadgets just cause more problems.
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:41 PM   #12
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What Nancy said...

Don't be askeert to fill the tanks 1/3 to 1/2 with clean water... add a strong soap and drive between campgrounds.. the sloshing will work wonders (sometimes)...
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another trick for cleaning
is add about 2 gallons H20
and two bags of ice

drive your miles
melting ice cleans and rinses
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