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Old 08-26-2016, 04:02 PM   #15
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Drain water line

My 77 Argosy had sand and dirt in the bottom of the fresh water tank when I got it and the tank drain was clogged and inoperable. I disconnected the water line to the pump, cut the end off of an old water hose and hooked it onto the pump outlet with a hose clamp and ran it out the door to the street. The pump hose outlet is also bigger than the drain tube on mine. I then filled the tank half full and drained it several times until the sand was gone. Since there isn't a shutoff on the water hose I just draped it over the propane tank so it was higher than the tank while I refilled. Later I replaced the tank drain valve
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Old 08-26-2016, 05:46 PM   #16
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Whoops! -- the OP's sand is in the fresh water tank.

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Peter

Maybe I didn't understand, but what I meant to say was that it will all end up in the grey tank eventually, and can be flushed out.

Won't it???


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The problem is that if you don't stir up the sand and dirt in the bottom of the fresh tank, it will just stay in there. Running it through the plumbing with the pump won't take it out that well, and risks clogging faucets and shower heads.

Need a large diameter drain valve and a lot of water flow to get it out. That's why filling the fresh tank through an external sediment filter is a good idea. Keep it out before it gets to the tank.


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Okay.

Silly me.


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Yes, on the hose and the water pump, but the screen allowed the small particles through.
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I have one of these but the fine sand still got through it.
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I had the sediment filter.
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Thank you everybody. I think I'll put in a threaded 4" bulkhead plate on the top of the tank to give me shop vac access.
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