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Old 10-15-2014, 01:08 PM   #29
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Let me first admit my total ignorance...

I thought the 'black tank' wash device was totally separate from the potable water supply?

See.. I told ya I wuz a dummy...

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Old 10-15-2014, 01:22 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by cwf View Post
Let me first admit my total ignorance...

I thought the 'black tank' wash device was totally separate from the potable water supply?

See.. I told ya I wuz a dummy...
It is, not connected at all. Why do you ask?

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Old 10-15-2014, 02:39 PM   #31
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It is not connected to the trailers potable water system but it is connected the the source water system when used, thus the need for a vacuum break.

While it is almost impossible to have a condition where the source system would pull a vacuum on the black tank while the nozzle was under water that is what the protection is addressing.

Do the world a favor. Don't ever use the thing.
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Old 10-15-2014, 03:11 PM   #32
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I use everything in my AS, even the dump valve light .....well not everything, I don't use the phone jack
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Old 10-15-2014, 03:15 PM   #33
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I recently found out by accident that there was a dump valve light. I had been messing around my dump valve area few days ago. Came back out after dark and notice a faint glow by the valves. I guess I turned it on without realizing it.

Do you know what a learning experience is? A learning experience is one of those things that says "You know that thing that you just did? Don't do that."
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:52 PM   #34
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Got the new "valve" installed. Understandable why they crack. There is quite a bit of torque necessary to tighten the hoses enough to prevent leaks. That in turn puts the plastic bits in a bind. I'm thinking that if the hose from the hose connection to the bottom of the vacuum break were more flexible, less stress would be put on the plastic valve. Be easier to install also. In my humble opinion at least. Off to home depot. Thanks again, Mike
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Old 10-15-2014, 05:16 PM   #35
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Hahahahaha....."Poop"........"Soup". Makes sense! Got a good chuckle out of that one!
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:22 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by mojo View Post
Get one of these Flush King - Valterra FK-01 - Sewer Flushing - Camping World. It lets you back flush the black tank with gray water and/or hose connection. Plus lets you add more water to the black tank for your next stop. More efficient than the AS flush connection.

These are great, I've had mine for 6yrs.

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