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Old 05-17-2018, 09:55 PM   #1
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Black Water Gauge Clean Up TIP

I want to share a tip with yíall.
I canít take credit for this.

I asked about finding a RV inspector in or near the Houston area. A forum member told me about Ed (RV Survey).

Heís the one that gave me the tip.

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This is for when your BLACK WATER gauge is messing up, & showing a false reading (crap on the gauge).

He said that, the next time you are ready to drive/tow your unit, to dump a 50 cent box of baking soda AND 10 or 20 pounds of ice down the toilet.

The driving around will slosh everything loose in that tank, & should break up all that gunk on the gauge.

He also said that you might have to do it a few times to really clean it up.

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Just wanted to pass this on.
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Old 05-17-2018, 10:43 PM   #2
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Not sure about the baking soda but there are a couple videos of the ice trick on YouTube that disprove the ice trick. Although I have to admit I would probably try it out of desperation if the other methods didn’t work, any port in a storm.
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Ice is expensive water......not enough mass to do any scrubbing
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Old 05-18-2018, 04:22 AM   #4
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Tough crowd here. Lol
I like the idea and Iíve tried it a few times. Iím going to do it today actually on our maiden voyage in case there is anything there. It is not a perfect solution but I would call it a preventative tip for me.
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Tough crowd here. Lol
I like the idea and Iíve tried it a few times. Iím going to do it today actually on our maiden voyage in case there is anything there. It is not a perfect solution but I would call it a preventative tip for me.
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Gauges are crap to begin with. So when you use the bathroom they get worse.
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I have heard about the ice cube trick. but what I use when I want it clean is dawn calgon (about 1/2 cup each) and water (about 1/3 tank for the lower sensors the upper one has yet to gunk up.

Last time I dumped only the bottom sensor falsed. I can live with that.. It's the top sensor that I don't want wet.
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My brotherís trailerís BW gauge falsifies, too.

After totally dumping, the gauge will flicker between 2/3 & full.
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Check out the active thread Myths about RVing ... What are yours?. Ice cubes in the black tank is one of them.
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