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Old 05-15-2016, 11:30 AM   #15
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Brian - is there any risk of cross contamination with your hose for the black flush and drinking water sharing a y-splitter? I'm assuming there isn't or you wouldn't have set it up that way - but I don't know how it all stays safe.
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Hi Steve. There is a backfkow preventer valve on the Sewer Solution unit. Not to say that it can't fail, but it hasn't yet on any of the three Sewer Solutions that I have had over the years. On my original Sewer Solution, I replaced the plastic backfkow valve that came with the Sewer Solution with a brass one that I bought at a ranch supply store. I believe that I still have it and should probably install it at the Y splitter.

In all of our many nights of Airstream camping, the Sewer Solution has never given us a problem. In our early days when we used a slinky, we had many issues including pin holes that were seeping raw sewage on the campsite, and cleaning the slinky after a black tank dump was always a fun job.

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Thank moosetags

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We just purchased a 2016 airstream Pendleton. Trying to see what we will need to be on the road. We are moving from a much smaller camper. Your advice is greatly appreciated.
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Thanks for the info, Brian!
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:05 AM   #19
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Kwiklink Connector for City Water

How hard is it to remove the city water outside plate on a FC 23D?
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I use brass quick connects at every hose connection. I buy these at Tractor Supply Company. They have the best price on these. Buy only the solid brass quick connects. The aluminum ones are junk.
At the time I bought mine I had never even heard of Tractor Supply Company. The brass ones I bought at Home Depot corroded and I got rid of them. Brass is made of copper and zinc, and the spring-loaded ball bearings that hold the male and female ends together are steel, so when the quick disconnects got wet, galvanic action between the zinc and steel caused the zinc in the brass to oxidize. So the brass quick-connects at Home Depot are junk, too. Maybe the ones you bought at TSC are all-brass, no steel parts, so you don't have that problem.

I finally went with plastic quick-connects that work just fine as long as I avoid using them in below-freezing conditions where they would become too brittle. But since I don't use a municipal water hookup in below-freezing temperatures anyway, that's a moot point.
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Brian, do you find the water pressure/flow sufficient with the 3/8 hoses?
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At the time I bought mine I had never even heard of Tractor Supply Company. The brass ones I bought at Home Depot corroded and I got rid of them. Brass is made of copper and zinc, and the spring-loaded ball bearings that hold the male and female ends together are steel, so when the quick disconnects got wet, galvanic action between the zinc and steel caused the zinc in the brass to oxidize. So the brass quick-connects at Home Depot are junk, too. Maybe the ones you bought at TSC are all-brass, no steel parts, so you don't have that problem.

I finally went with plastic quick-connects that work just fine as long as I avoid using them in below-freezing conditions where they would become too brittle. But since I don't use a municipal water hookup in below-freezing temperatures anyway, that's a moot point.
The brass plumbing quick connects that I have been using do have steel ball bearings in the female end. Some of the ones I am using are about ten years old, and I have not experienced any rusting. On the other hand, the aluminum connects that I bought quickly developed corrosion and were useless.

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Brian, do you find the water pressure/flow sufficient with the 3/8 hoses?

Hi Michael. The Blue curly hose in the picture is a 1/2 inch. The purple hose to the Sewer Solution is a 3/8 inch. I used to use a 3/8 inch for the city water supply, and "upgraded" to a 1/2" when I last replaced it. I noticed absolutely no difference in the water pressure or flow inside the trailer. I am guessing that between the pressure reducer that I use at the city water source and the one installed in the Airstream, I am not getting any increased water flow from the 1/2" hose.

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Disregard that last picture. It is one that was taken before I went to the 1/2" hose. Here is the correct photo with the 1/2" hose. Sorry about that.

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Brian, thanks I have been needing a couple of new hoses. Going to give the curly ones a try.
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Can someone point me to a good discussion on ext water filters? Not sure I need the double cartridge approach.
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Can someone point me to a good discussion on ext water filters? Not sure I need the double cartridge approach.
Google "Airforums water filters". Several good hits.
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Can the city water connection faceplate be easily removed from the outside?
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