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Old 10-26-2009, 11:42 PM   #1
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Tank Level Monitor

I emptied my black water tank and it reads 3/4 full. Does it work on a float system? I hope this isn't going to be a crappy fix. Is anyone familiar with how they work?

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Bill, you probably have the tank level monitor system that uses conductive terminals through the wall of the tank. They are notorious for false readings due to the design and tissue clinging to them. One this that will temporarily correct the problem is to empty the tank, flush it out and then refill it about 1/2 full when you are ready to travel. Put a bucket of ice down the toilet and start driving. With the water sloshing the ice around inside the tank, it will beat the crud off the sensors and melt. You can drain it when you get to where you are going.
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RV Wizard,,,wow, how can anyone be that smart....Guess this ain't your first go round...excellent tank sensors cleaning idea...thanks for the Wizard's touch...LOL
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Or replace the probes with Horst probes here Horst Miracle Probes for Wastewater Tanks in Recreational Vehicles RVs
I installed Horst probes last summer and have yet to get a false reading.
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I'm another person that likes the external tank monitoring systems.

I've installed several Seelevel systems in motorhomes and really like them. Below are a couple installations with photo's of the 709 system I put in our Winnebago and the 713 system in the Allegro Bus.

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I emptied my black water tank and it reads 3/4 full. Does it work on a float system? I hope this isn't going to be a crappy fix. Is anyone familiar with how they work?

i used the ice method when i first got my moho. it worked well.
since then, i add 1 capful of CALGON liquid water softener to the black tank every time i dump it to keep it working. i get the calgon from wally world.
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I am going to use the ice trick tomorrow if the weather permits me to get it out. Thanks for the info on it. How much ice should I use.

Shake rattle and roll...ice.
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I am going to use the ice trick tomorrow if the weather permits me to get it out. Thanks for the info on it. How much ice should I use.

Shake rattle and roll...ice.
I used a 5 gal bucket about 3/4 full of ice cubes. the black tank was about 1/2 full.
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Can i buy a bunch of the bags of ice and thow in it or does it need to be large chunks. I don't know where to get the large chunk ice. I could use my ice maker but that would take forever.
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Can i buy a bunch of the bags of ice and thow in it or does it need to be large chunks. I don't know where to get the large chunk ice. I could use my ice maker but that would take forever.
just regular sized ice cubes or crescents will work best. not large chunks imho.
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We use the EZ Zound system as our Black tank monitor. Whoosh and its near empty, plunk and its getting full, ker-plunk and it's time to dump. Of course living in it fulltime for four years has allowed us to fine tune this system to be almost foolproof. As always, YMMV.
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We use the EZ Zound system as our Black tank monitor. Whoosh and its near empty, plunk and its getting full, ker-plunk and it's time to dump. Of course living in it fulltime for four years has allowed us to fine tune this system to be almost foolproof. As always, YMMV.
I'll bite, what is the EZ Zound System?
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