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Old 05-27-2005, 08:53 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by BreezyPoint
What exactly are the black and grey tanks? And how often should we dump the waste? How is the waste treated between dumps?

Black tank = toilet water (proper term would be brown tank ) You hold this until the tank is fairly full and then dump. The large volume of contents will pull most of the solids out. Treatment choices are varied. Thertford makes a tank treatment that comes in a bottle (that is why the placard talks about a squirt bottle)

The gray tank holds the water from the sinks and shower. This one you can allow to drain all the time if you are hooked to a sewer hook up. There is normally no treatment for a gray tank.

To dump, hook the hose to the outlet and dump the black first, then once it is done, dump the gray to rinse the system.

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Old 05-27-2005, 08:57 AM   #16
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Old 05-27-2005, 12:06 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by overlander63
Eric, is that the stuff we used to put in our septic tanks to, umm, process the stuff that went in there? I think it is called Rid-X.
No, it's not that stuff, but there are several brands of powder type stuff that starts to break down solids and such. The stuff I bought at Target on winter on clearance (for something like .75 per box) was from Coleman. I've been pretty pleased with it. Stuff does a great job. I haven't been able to find it anywhere since. I tried the Theftford liquid stuff, but that never really did that good of a job.....the Coleman stuff also does a great job with deodorizing too. I bought the last 10 boxes Target had and have been using it for about 3 years now...once I get close to running out, I guess I'll have to find something new.
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Black water tank almost cleaned out…

I bought a tank cleaner – one you hook up to a hose and stick in the opening of the toilet to rinse the black water tank. It broke up most of the stuff I could. Dumped in some biodegradable tank treatment stuff and filled up the tank with the dump valve closed. Oh, that’s another good thing – the dump valve closed and sealed perfectly after a good rinsing. I did notice a lot of leaves. looks like some small critter was living in there (why I don't know). I also Dumped the potable water tank into the grey water tank a 5 gal bucket full at a time with no problems. That tank dumped just fine and sealed.

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