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Old 09-25-2007, 07:32 AM   #1
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Hooked hose to flush valve instead of city water...

....without opening tank valve. I was tired and not paying attention. Situation existed for at least 10 minutes before correcting the hook up. Lots of water leaking from pan and dripping on 1/4" copper tubing. This is a Safari FB and the carpet between the twin beds was damp.

I'm of the opinion that no permanent damage has occured and I've put a RED pvc plug in the flush valve to remind me never to do this again.

Any thoughts/opinions?
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:00 AM   #2
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I assume that you hooked a water supply hose to the sewer flush inlet and turned on the water. I recently had a similar episode. I had hooked up the sewer flush and drained the black tank. I closed the black tank valve, filled the tank with fresh water from the flush inlet for a rinse. I got side tracked with a phone call and forgot to open the black tank valve. SuEllyn walked in to notice water coming from around the bottom of the toilet. After a thorough clean up , everything seemed to be OK. Hopefully yours will be OK too.

We put signs on our inlets to try to avoud your mistake.
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:03 AM   #3
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I've always thought the two connections are dangerously close and poorly marked.
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I've always thought the two connections are dangerously close and poorly marked.
and you should never put the "dirty" connection above the "clean" connection.

Thats Sanitation Safety 101.
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:00 AM   #6
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....without opening tank valve. I was tired and not paying attention. Situation existed for at least 10 minutes before correcting the hook up. Lots of water leaking from pan and dripping on 1/4" copper tubing. This is a Safari FB and the carpet between the twin beds was damp.

I'm of the opinion that no permanent damage has occured and I've put a RED pvc plug in the flush valve to remind me never to do this again.

Any thoughts/opinions?
Besides "Ewwwww"? I like Moosetags plastic placards, hard to miss them.
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Old 09-25-2007, 10:21 AM   #7
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Not sure how long ago this happened but if it just hapened wet vacuum that rug as much as you can. Look under the bed and remove the plastic construction sheet to get to the rug under the bed.

The Flack Board that the floor is made with needs to be dried or it will go soft and it will not dry under the plastic.

If you filled the black water tank how did water get up to the rugs? I would look for a leak around the base of the toilet or the vent pipe. That system should be water tight.
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Great placards Moosetags - I keep learning from the master - so, where did you have them made?

I do not have the flush connection over the city water connection but do want to label some things on my camper.

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IF you got water oon the floor there is leak somewhere. Obviously.the toilet is not seated properly or one of the vent pipe conections is loose. If everything is tight the overflow should be running down the side of the trailer from the roof. Not a pretty sight but better than having it inside.
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Do you use a designated hose for the sewer flush? It's too bad there isn't a different kind of hose fitting, e.g. propane tanks have left handed threads except for the newer OPD external connections.
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