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Old 03-31-2013, 09:37 AM   #1
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Why is my 60 gallon black water filling so fast

I empty it on Friday and Sunday it was full with only three of us?
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Sounds like your toilet flush valve may be leaking.
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If it is truly filling up the valve is most likely the cause.

I am not familiar with your coach, is it possible the gray tank is overflowing to your black tank?

When you dumped both did it seem like 60 gallons came out? If not I would suspect the tank sensors are the culprit. Debris can dry on the side wall of the tank and cause the sensor to give false readings.

There are a number of threads here on cleaning the black tank. There is more than one method so use the search feature to find the method you are comfortable with.
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Sounds like your toilet flush valve may be leaking.
If so, wouldn't the toilet be filling up to the top? over fill.....
Are you sure your level indicators are right? Is the tank really full when reading full? A calibration might be in order if your system allows you to do so.
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Make and model please. Model of toilet too if possible.
our Techma flushes via a pipe versus straight over the holding tank. It can use a lot of water if you use the normal flush button versus the water saver one.

When boondocking, turn the water pump off unless in use. Flush liquids with the water off if possible.

Are you sure it is the Black tank and not the Gray tank? That is a large Black tank.
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Some RVs plumb the bathroom basin in to the black tank on the basis that the grey normally fills faster than the black so this evens them up
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:05 AM   #7
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2005 allure Country Coach with a tecma toilet

The coach was level I found out we were full by it coming out the roof pipe in my old 5th wheel I would have seen it in the toilet but this one is a different kind?
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Not sure I'm understanding what you're saying.

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If my valve is leaking then I will try a simple test by turning on my pump and see if it is running that would answer that. I only have one flush button so no save water mode?

If it was leaking then water would be coming out the roof vent all the time not just when we flushed?
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Maybe I'm not clear, my toilet is not the same kind as 99 percent of them out there it is a electric flush, you can not see into the toilet the only way to see if it is full is by it overflowing onto the roof through the roof vent. My gage said I was 100 percent but I did not look at it since I just dumped.
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Tell us what the panel reads after you dump it Shawn. It takes a long time to fill a 60 gallon black tank using a toilet, even with 3 people, that test using your onboard water pump will tell you if any water is leaking and if the pump cycles a bit. I am wondering if by chance you have a lot of solids built up in the tank?
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Some RVs plumb the bathroom basin in to the black tank on the basis that the grey normally fills faster than the black so this evens them up
Good point. My previous coach was plumbed this way. Something to be aware of if so.
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Maybe the tank is not full, rather there is a blockage that is forcing the it up the vent rather than into the tank?
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:55 AM   #14
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Ok I just went out and did some tests. The tank is only 43 gallons I had it reversed with the gray tank. The water pump is not runing when the system is on it only comes on when I flush and then turns off so no leaks, when I do flush my display adds to the percentage about 3 percent more full. This would indicate 33 flushes until my tank is full? My sinks all flow to gray as indacated in the manual including bathroom sink.

When I dumped at 100 percent allot came out and it went to zero I have also flushed the tank until it is clear.
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