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Old 12-03-2007, 03:51 PM   #71
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I'm not real sure how a 'Flush King' works, but my 'Sewer Solution' allows me to send water back up into the tank from the drain pipe. I get better results using the built in flush then I do with the 'Sewer Solution' flush.
Sounds like the sewer solution and the FLush king are abotu the same thing. My built in flush was slow and quit passing water decently after about six months.
I gave up on it. They should just quit installign them adn give everyone some other method. THe black tank flush only does one tank. I flush both of my tanks.
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:34 AM   #72
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Hi Michelle,

Just curious why you say that? Between my 'Sewer Solution' and the built-in flush, I get very good results.

Just wondered what your thought were.
The built in flush is just a piece of tubing with holes drilled in it. The back flow prevention is prone to failure. They suspect mine did.
They know about it but I have no inclination to have it fixed just plug it and be done.
The other problem is the "wand" is in the tank. Subject to sloshing stuff (use your imagination). That will stick to the wand and eventually gown and plug the ports.
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:31 AM   #73
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OK thanks Michelle, Ill keep putting pink stuff in the built-in flush each year until it stops working. Getting down to 10F tonight. That sh** is cold!
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Old 12-05-2007, 02:08 PM   #74
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For what's worth, the factory installed sewer flusher on the '08 is called "No-Fuss-Flush" from Lakeview RV Supply, Inc. When it's running, it sounds like it's rotating. The installation instructions show it installed in the side of the black water tank towards the top.

Hopefully this is the new, improved, no clog model. If it clogs, why can't it be blown out with compressed air? Washed out with water at 65 lbs.?
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"No-Fuss-Flush"... sounds like it's rotating.

If it clogs, why can't it be blown out with compressed air? Washed out with water at 65 lbs.?
this part is widely used on many rvs, mostly low end units...

without the a/s part #, don't know if this is a new version.

i doubt it.

yea it sounds impressive the first few months...

then the flow slows, as it loses punch.

there are no rotating parts and the tank is rectangular so there isn't any swirling water either.

recent units have this 2 bits (csa models have a slightly differerent one)

601441 Tank flush, no-fuss (vacuum breaker & check valve)
601441-01 Nozzle, tank mounted, no-fuss flush


the 'nozzle can plug from the tank side OR back fill side.

mine was plugged from the back fill side as the CHECK VALVE crumbled to bits, in the first few months.

gravel or other debris in the water line/hose plugs them too...

if turds or paper plug it from the tank side, this stuff might soften naturally or turn to cement

that really depends on the nature of the turd, (as in life)

while the 'fresh water' system is pex and tested/rated for pressure,

the sewage side is butyl or some sort of white/black stuff and NOT capable of withstanding pressure.

so gene, yours might be fine for now, and i'm sure many folks have units that work.

but IF you travel much or really run a lot of stuff through the tanks....

the oem btf is just another cheap part, poorly installed and really hard to service.

we use this...

elvisisinthebuilding

because it works, is fast, attaches easily outside the rig, works on both tanks, and so on...

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Old 12-05-2007, 09:53 PM   #76
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Thanks, 2air, pictures help understanding.

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Old 10-11-2008, 07:04 PM   #77
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Hey John,

Timely topic. I worked on my 65 Tradewind today winterizing by the manual and now you got me spooked. I did have concerns about the water heater. For the life of me I don't think this model has a drain plug. I opened all of the low spot drains and drained the supply tank. My homemade fitting didn't look as cool as yours but I blew the lines out at 40 pounds. Dumped the holding tank then made good use of a few of the beautiful Kentucky hills I had handy to tilt ther trailer every which a way until nothing was running out anywhere. I filled the traps with antifreeze, but should I fill all of the supply lines too?
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Old 10-11-2008, 07:14 PM   #78
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Dr Dan. Glad to see a fellow Kentuckian. I would find a way to put the antifreeze in the lines. I do on mine. Better safe that sorry. Good luck
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Subfreezing temps predicted for the first time this Fall—late too. Went out and turned on the heat pump and glad I did. This morning around 25˚. I'm hoping we can use it more this season, so winterizing is in the future.

Dr. Dan, can you blow out the lines with a compressor? I don't know about the older water heaters, but the new ones are made to leave some water in them.

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Your adaptor for the Air compressor connection to city water connection appears to be something you made. Can you give me the specifics of the parts you used to make it. I tried to get something similar at Lowe's and they couldn't figure out how to make it. jc
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Jim, go back to post 63 for a way to blow out the water lines. That rubber part comes with some compressors. The white plastic one is a PVC plumbing part.

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getting ready for the freeze

Thanks, Gene;
For some reason I thought there was a brass fitting that clipped on to the adaptor so you wouldn't have to hold it. I have the plastic adaptor as well as one made of brass but haven't found the right aircompressor fitting except the one used to pump up tires. I haven't tried that one yet. Jim
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just get a quick connect as i did. then it is hands free.



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After the entire system has been filled with rv antifreeze i add a couple of gallons to all the drain traps.
Thanx for the walk through John ! Nothing like pictures.

Probably just a typo, but adding "a couple gallons to all the traps" seems excessive, depending on how many traps you have of course.....

I would figure a cup in each trap would be sufficient to fill 'em, without overfilling them, unless your objective is to get a couple gallons into the gray tank ?

Attached is a pic of another one man, ready made blow out solution from Camping World that I picked up this year for about $10 bux. Saved lot's of steps in and out of the trailer.

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