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Old 10-06-2010, 08:02 PM   #1
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Install a Tornado Rotary Tank Rinser

We have a 1993 Coachman Santara Class C motor home and want to install the tank rinser into the toilet holding tank. I'm not sure what tank this is. Has anyone installed this tank rinser?
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:05 PM   #2
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I just stick the house hose thru the crapper window and flush it from the top down.
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:01 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum Tom! I'm not familiar with your coach but I would think that from your dump valve you should be able to trace the pipes back to your black tank. Odds are very good it's located directly under your toilet.

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Ditto on RickO's advice.
I have not heard of a tank rinser before. When possible I do as A K does and use a hose down thru the stool..usually this is only at season's end and part of the winterization process I go thru. When dumping thru out the season I dump, then close the gate valve, I use a large 5 gal bucket to pour water thru the toilet then dump again. I also dump my black tank ahead of my gray tank, the thought being the gray water will help flush the outlet pipe.
I can see where a tank rinser may be a nice thing to have. If you get one, can you share how you install it and the approximate cost?...and then after using it share it's performance and value?
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My coach came with a Santiflush which has a hose connection in the plumbing bay and will spray the inside walls of the black tank when flushing. I'm kind of a nut about the black tank cleanliness so I use it a lot. I've heard them described by others as not being very effective but it seems to work well for me and give me a convienient way to get fresh water into the black tank without having to carry a bucket or hose inside the coach.

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Old 10-07-2010, 11:12 AM   #6
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The problem with most tank rinsers is they are no different than sticking a hose in the toilet and standing on the pedal... This rinses stuff off the bottom of the tank but does nothing for the walls or sensors.

The TORNADO if properly positioned may actually rinse off the sensor probes Mine does not, quite. (Though it's better than the original)

Install is simple.. drill the proper size hole, apply sealant to the gasket material, bolt it in place and feed it water.. IT has a check valve in it. I used the original water lines to feed mine that way I have a vacuum breaker above the tank that gives me "Belt and suspenders" Back flow prevention.
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I installed a Tornado in the black tank on my former RV, an R-Vision 8263S. It worked well for a while. A word of caution though - the rinser is PLASTIC, and one time I was not paying attention and turned on the water full blast. The pressure force from the water blast cracked the fitting off at the tank, which in the R-Vision was a real PITA because the only way to fix it is to go in through the "basement".
I would look for a rinser with brass components, not sure if anyone makes one though.
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I'm new to the forum and came across this discussion. I went to Wal-Marts and purchased a sprinkler wand for watering flowers. it is about 3 feet long. I attach it to a garden hose and go through the opening in the commode. I can move it around as needed and it really cleans the black water tank. hope this helps.
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Which tank is this? Question, when you go take a look at your dump valves, Is one larger than the other (3 inch and an inch and a half) If so it's the big one.. That simple.

Suggesiton, put a clear extension or elbow in the line (I use one of each coming off the rig to the hose) You open one valve it flows brown, the other much lighter in color.. The black tank is the darker one.

Second: I have a "Tornado" and I'm half pleased with it.. It does out perform the original equipment "Flusher" which is something of a bad joke in my book.

However I still do not get clean sensors (placement is poor)

I find a Valterra Master Blaster "Work alike" which I made myself out of half inch PVC shoved down the toilet works great with a bit of skill on my part

I suspect the wand called "The RV Swivel Stick" by Camco would do so too

This wand comes in two types. .One has a flexible section (Which I'd need) and others do not.. My toilet is 'Offset" (The pipe runs at an angle)

That simple.

I normally use the Tornado for day to day.. Use the wand when I really need clean sensors.

NOTE 2:

I've had bunch of folks "Guarantee" that this or that black tank product would keep my sensors working properly...... Right.. Sure.. Not one has yet.

Only the blaster wand has worked,, have not tried the "Swivel Stick" yet

Camco 40094 RV Swivel Stik Holding Tank Rinser with Shutoff Valve

While googling for that I found a few forum posts (Assorted forums) all saying it worked. Just so you know... I know my home made master blaster works too.
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I made my own out of pvc with an end cap that I had drilled small holes in lines that stretches 3/4 length of tank
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I have a saniflush but it's plugged. Haven't fixed it yet. This could easily be created with a piece of PVC pipe (as suggested) but it also just works fine. http://www.amazon.com/Camco-40103-Ho...ds=tank+rinser
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I bought one of these

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Pretty inexpensive, nothing to install. Works pretty well.
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