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Old 08-04-2008, 04:29 PM   #1
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We are having trouble with the gray water tank the guage says 2/3 and we do not know if it is correct. Filled it with water and drained and it always reads 2/3
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We are having trouble with the gray water tank the guage says 2/3 and we do not know if it is correct. Filled it with water and drained and it always reads 2/3
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:37 PM   #3
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I do not recall who made it, but there is a sensor cleaner out there. Being its your gray take, have you put anything in it? The gray tank can get a lot of scum. I am sure a lot of folks will suggest what you can clean it with or make yourself to clean it.
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Old 08-04-2008, 06:00 PM   #4
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Read through this previous discussion. It should help you.

If that doesn't do the trick, maybe a moderator could move this discussion out of the website tech forum to another forum where it'll get more exposure.

Glad to have you here! Keep asking those questions. There's a wealth of great folks here to help.

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Old 08-04-2008, 07:00 PM   #5
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I learned from this forum to put 1 capful of liquid calgon water softener in the gray and black tanks to clean the tanks and sensors.
i get the calgon from wally world.
my black and gray sensors are working well now. my fresh water tank sensors are not working well. i don't want to put anything in the fresh tank except chlorine. that has not fixed it yet.
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knit granny, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here. You have gotten some great suggestions and they should do the trick. I am putting in a short cut to our New Members CHeck-In section so others can welcome you and give your question more exposure. Good luck and enjoy the website.
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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 DAN L:
I learned from this forum to put 1 capful of liquid calgon water softener in the gray and black tanks to clean the tanks and sensors.
i get the calgon from wally world.
my black and gray sensors are working well now. my fresh water tank sensors are not working well. i don't want to put anything in the fresh tank except chlorine. that has not fixed it yet. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

We clean our tank/plumbing lines/faucetts/WH
twice a year by putting (1) gal generic white vinager per (15) gals of water into the tank and run it through the system several minutes until the vinegar smell is evident. After 3-4 hrs, the tank is drained and fresh water is put back in running agin several minutes to clear the lines. Keeps calcium/lime dissolved in the system and the sensors clean.
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:04 PM   #8
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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 knit granny:
We are having trouble with the gray water tank the guage says 2/3 and we do not know if it is correct. Filled it with water and drained and it always reads 2/3 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks for all the info and we will try it and let you know what works. Thanks again Sharon
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My advice would be to forget about the internal sensors - they are always getting clogged and giving false readings. Instead, add a set of Garnet See Level external sensors and gauge panel. You won't regret it.
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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 knit granny:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by knit granny:
We are having trouble with the gray water tank the guage says 2/3 and we do not know if it is correct. Filled it with water and drained and it always reads 2/3 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks for all the info and we will try it and let you know what works. Thanks again Sharon </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

We put 1 1/2 gallon white vinegar in the gray holding tank and drove 300 miles and when we got to our destination drained the tank and it read EMPTY thank you for the advice we will do this often to keep it clean

Thanks again Sharon
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My sensors don't read correctly in the black or grey tanks either - thanks for the advice about the See Level - I will check that out. In the meantime, I dump the grey water at least every other day as I take a shower in the rig every day. Better than it backing up in the shower or sink . . . .
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