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Old 08-19-2011, 11:49 PM   #1
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Sewer hose solution?

Hello folks!

I installed a SaniCon system on my previous coach and it's one of the first things I did to this coach as well. Overall, I like the system, but there have been several times when non-RVing people (and even DW when she awakes in the middle of the night dazed and confused) have flushed feminine products, etc. down the system. If you've owned a sanicon and had this happen, you know the fit of rage this can induce.

The aforementioned, coupled with the fact that it drains sooooo sllllloooooow has me considering going back to a stinky slinky, leaving the macerator mounted and available for long pushes and similar, only. I really like the fact that I can leave the sanicon connected to the drain outlet at all times and it's just a matter of unscrewing the cap on the end and dropping it in the campsite hookup. I also like the fact that I can backflush the blank tank with the gray water with ease (though I also have the built-in black flush jets.)

With that, is anyone aware of a solution that would allow me to retain the ability to leave a 3" hose connected (plenty of room in the bay) with a cap on the business end? A secondary preference would be the ability to backflush the black as I can with the sanicon.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-20-2011, 07:26 AM   #2
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I have a vacuum flush toilet also a no no for the white rats. And those little devils can also stop up at your dump valve had that happen on other unit and no good way to unstop. I think you are wanting a Y fitting with a dump valve on each end.

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Old 08-21-2011, 06:46 AM   #3
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leave a 3" hose connected (plenty of room in the bay) with a cap on the business end?
Maybe I don't understand your question ...my answer to what I read is "why not?". I have very limited space, but do have a short 3" hose connected all the time, and it is always capped when not in use ...I use a normal sewer hose cap that has a capped garden hose port built in. It would be easy to add a dump valve on either end if you want.
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:28 AM   #4
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I have the clean dump system that the hose is stored in the drop hose retainer under water closet section.
Because of what you have noted small items will make for a mess with macerate.
During camp outs I have the 4" hose hooked up and will flush out black tank with a clear plastic hose connector on exit drain section to view the drainage out tube.
During off peak times the macerater will be hooked up.
Macerater is used also for distance to drop zone while at home.
I have a smaller tank valve area than you do which you may be able to makeup a duel tank valve release for a additional 3" hose connection.
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