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Old 06-02-2016, 08:16 AM   #29
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I am just looking to use 2 quick connects on the SS hose.
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Old 08-28-2016, 11:39 PM   #30
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For those who use / like their SS, how do you know/ how do you tell, when the tank is empty?

I used mine for the first time yeaterday and it wouldn't empty. I'm guessing that it's supposed to get to the point where no water is present in the "window" and the stream is all going straight out the hose.

I eventually pulled it off and a couple of gallons of clear water gushed out. I put it back on and it turned on the water w/ nozzle pointed out the discharge hose and it started filling the tank again.

I took off the cap/device to examine and notice that the little brass nozzle is very slightly "cocked" at an angle - not quite perfectly aligned with the discharge point - maybe by design(?) or maybe by accident (?) . . . The only other possibility I can think of would be water pressure - either too high or too low (and in this case I can't imagine it was because it was too low).

Thanks for any insight you can think of.
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Old 08-29-2016, 04:33 AM   #31
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MarkR,

I can tell when the tanks are empty when the nozzle starts to suck air and the level of the waste/water drops in the window.

You can turn the arm to align the nozzle with the 1" hose to push the water out or point towards the tank for flushing. It should rotate only 90 degrees. If you noticed that the nozzle is cocked and not pointed directly at the discharge hose, it could be cross threaded. Check on that and maybe retry to seat it correctly. If not, it may be defective.

If it is filling your tank(s) again, it is pointed inward and not properly forcing it down the hose.

After it he tanks are empty, I close both my valves and flush towards the tanks to get it stirred up and clean. Then I can disconnect the SS and stow away.

Good luck!
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Old 08-29-2016, 05:59 AM   #32
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I have the same situation if pumping uphill. There is no gravity to drain the little remaining water. At least the spillage "looks" clean and I will catch it with a dish basin or just rinse it away with the hose if dumping at home.
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Old 08-29-2016, 07:34 AM   #33
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Sewer Solution Video Pumping 120'

The SS is a great product!

I bought mine in 2009 and use it for every dump.

This is the video of the guy pumping 120' with a SS.

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Old 08-29-2016, 08:44 AM   #34
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I understand the operation procedures. With the brass nozzle pointed down (at the outlet) it seems to start filling the tank (slowly).

I have the 10 feet of hose and then one 10 ft section of 1 inch pvc. Pretty much dead flat from tank to clean out.

Seems I either have too much pressure OR the nozzle is just "off" enough to have some of the water filling the tank. I'll try and get s close up picture and post it (of the nozzle).

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Old 08-29-2016, 09:20 AM   #35
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I don't have a sewer cleanout in the front of my house. Could I use a SS to dump into a powder room toilet adjacent to the garage. I'm guessing the distance would be about 60 feet with some uphill to the toilet, couple of stair steps into house and then 18" up to the toilet bowl Kelvin
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Old 08-29-2016, 02:05 PM   #36
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Here's a detail photo of the nozzle.
It would be awesome if someone could compare it to theirs . . . (if you click on the photo you should be able to see more clearly).

And maybe it's supposed to be slightly off kilter so it creates a "swirling" motion . . . (?) . . . don't know . . . and so far I haven't got a response from the manufacturer.

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Ours (an older model) aims perfectly straight towards the exit pipe.

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Just took a look at mine. Points straight.
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Valterra answered my message and asked for the photo. They reviewed it, and then wrote back and asked for my mailing address - said they'll send me a replacement "head" . . . Nice!
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