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Old 09-18-2016, 09:37 AM   #15
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I am somewhat concerned about what may be causing your 'burping'. Is this some new way of emptying the tank?
The "inlet" pipes hang down into the tank a bit, trapping air at the very top of it. Burping caused by that trapped air escaping through an inlet pipe as liquid level rises within the tank, filling the area formerly occupied by the trapped air.

From a practical standpoint, if the tank has burped once or twice, it's time to stop using it. Further usage is very likely going to lead to a mess.
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Thanks Don. And thanks for the link too. 'Water softener'! That was one of those 'head-palm' moments. When you read the article you have two thoughts; "Great idea!!" and " Why didn't I think of that?!"
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Sorry. The problem with the internet is that funny little aside comments don't translate well. I was attempting humour by referring to what might have been an anatomical problem, burping... if you know what I mean!

Thanks for the advice though. However, it is apparent that you did not teach your wife what all the lights and buttons are for. Mine now hangs around the monitor like a NASA flight engineer, giving me the latest reports on the count down to the next dumping.
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Read up on the Geo Method and follow it. It might take a few times to get all the stuff out of the tank but it works. The sensors in my '02 coach work fine after all these years. No need to change to a different way to measure poop.
https://sites.google.com/site/cbruni/
He tried to sell that "idea" of his on this forum for a few years. Note in that webpage he states he uses his 5th wheel at least once a month, and considers that heavy use.Very odd that most full-timers use nothing but enough water to keep all solids covered, and don't have these problems.
Mr. Bruni is no longer a member here, as his "idea" never worked for most folks.
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And now you tell me, after Iran out and bought 37 boxes of 'Calgon water softener' !!
Actually, I am willing to give anything within reason, a try. Did anyone actually give 'the method' a reasonable chance?
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Waste tank level indicators .......haven't even looked at mine in years.

RV is about having fun......OCD over waste tanks ruins fun time.

Toilet 'burps' ---time to dump
Sink/shower starts draining slower -----time to dump
Water pump goes 'burrruuuuup' ------should have already added water to tank

After a few trips you get accustomed to when it's time.
Relax...have fun
Yep! Us too........ (but we do carry a 10gal tote tank just in case)
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