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Old 07-28-2013, 05:23 PM   #1
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portable waste water tank issue

I just purchased a barker 22 gal blue tote. Now, how to use it without making a mess. Once I hook it with a short hose from the tank to the rv I'm just going to have to guess when the blue tote is full. but once I do that and shut the blade vavle on the rv I'm going to still have a hose full of waste water So when I disconnect from the tote i'ts going to go all over the place. Yuk!
Now, I understand that I won't leave it hooked to the rv at all times , just when the rv black tank is nearing full and it's time to empty.
Can someone please school me on the proper way to do this without making a mess?

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Old 07-28-2013, 06:02 PM   #2
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My first advice is not to use it for black tank. You will be asking for it.

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Old 07-28-2013, 06:23 PM   #3
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Drain the black tank before it has reached the capacity of the tote, leaving enough room for some water from the gray tank to flush the hose. My best guess
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:17 PM   #4
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Now you need the bobber tank full indicator. It starts to float up as the tank gets near full. When using it you hook up, open a blade valve, and start draining. When the bobber floats shut the valve. It will allow enough room to unhook and seal the hose for transport. Without the bobber it is a guessing game, and when you guess wrong you get a mess.

The part you need is 26835 and its less than $20. Some other tanks come with one as part of the tank.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:44 PM   #5
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If you use a Macerater pump, it will help control the fill rate of the blue tank.
It's not a perfect solution but when you work with c**p nothing is perfect.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:12 PM   #6
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If you overfill it, leave the gate valve open and tilt the tank end up above the edge of the trailer, then close the valve and let the tank back down. This will force some of the water back into the tank and leave enough headroom to dump the hose.

Also, practice with relatively clean grey water until you get the hang of using it.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:59 AM   #7
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I use one all summer and dump a 45 gallons tank. I do have a slip on valve in place of the cap on the trailer. I usually empty the hose by lifting it and alowing air from the tank vent in while the hose drains in the tank. I have a short hose on the vent connection that I listen to for when gets close to full. I use 3 loads that includes the rincing.
I have been using a 20 foot hose and it can just be held up between loads, and no need to empty all the time when checking level of the tank. Its a one man operation and my duty as the outside man. Practice with the grey warer first you'll get it.

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