Originally Posted by Jenturnr
What is supposed to happen when you hook up the hose to the black water flush thing and turn the water on full blast? I only heard a slight buzzing sound, sort of like a hum. Does that mean all the little jets were working? Then what do you do??
The No-Fuss Black Tank Rinsing System is designed to rinse your black water tank AFTER you have emptied your black water tank.
After emptying the black water tank, I turn on the water hose that I attached to the black water tank flushing system. Ever since reading JmesDean's thread, Black Tank Flush
, I have been careful to NOT turn on the water at full blast. When he did so, he heard a "POP" and then found that the system did not work properly. I can feel when the pressure in the supplying hose is adequate, and I can see clear water draining out through my clear plastic connector and I can hear the water spraying in the tank.
Then I close the black water tank valve and continue to fill the black tank with fresh water via the black tank rinsing system. While this is happening, I go into the trailer, make sure the water pump is off, get a flashlight, open the commode lid, press down on the commode pedal, and visually check the status of the black water tank. I can see the water swirling around and evaluate the cleanliness of the tank.
How much water I add varies as to how clean or dirty the tank is. At a certain point, I go back out and open the black water valve and allow the tank to empty. When the tank is empty, I close the valve and either repeat the process above or add just enough water to cover the bottom and add the tank treatment chemicals.
After the black water tank is emptied and cleaned, the gray water tank is emptied.
I then use the water hose to rinse out the sewer hose and then store both hoses.
Sometimes I use the Sewer Solution
... but that's another story.
Then I try to remember to replace the dump valve cover!
Finally I wash my hands... then I am done!