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Old 01-10-2011, 07:42 PM   #15
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I'm kinda with Azflycaster on this. But - Jeez - please don't let us just do things randomly. If you don't know what you are plugging into, let's don't plug into it.

Give us a chance to help before trouble begins to cost.

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It's called a mistake. Fresh water intake and sewer flush are two inches apart. I was distracted and hooked into wrong one. My fault obviously.
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:45 PM   #16
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I'm kinda with...
there is NO reason to run pressurized air into the btf...

the line goes UP and then DOWN to tank level.

so water drains OUT of the line naturally if the head isn't obstructed,

or the check valve plugged.

the line is butyl not pex and not rated to the same pressure as the normal plumbing.

it's also buried in the trailer wall behind cabinetry and not easy to access if it starts leaking.

in fact NOTHING on the black tank side is rated for 'pressure'

so if the vent is obstructed (wasps/turds/paper) ANY pressure is bad.

there are several places that leaks or blown seals could happen with pressure.
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while the op probably did no harm since it is new,

the tank heads tend to PLUG up over time.

that means AIR in the line would never reach the tank or tank vent.

so pressurized air (or water) would escape at the check valve or a joint.

neither are good things.

gravity drains the btf lines.
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the owners manual is reasonably specific,

about HOW and where to blow out lines with compressed air...

the btf line isn't part of that process for good reasons.

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Old 01-10-2011, 08:05 PM   #17
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I recently made the mistake of hooking the city water line into the Black Tank Flush line. No I didn't open the dump drain. Went into the kitchen to test water pressure at the sink and something seemed different as I heard water swirling around as I was filling up the black tank. Fortunately I went back outside and caught the mistake before I had water coming out of the toilet. Didn't have these things in the 72 Tradewind to flush out the tank like the 06 Safari.
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:55 PM   #18
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I recently made the mistake of hooking the city water line into the Black Tank Flush line. No I didn't open the dump drain. Went into the kitchen to test water pressure at the sink and something seemed different as I heard water swirling around as I was filling up the black tank. Fortunately I went back outside and caught the mistake before I had water coming out of the toilet. Didn't have these things in the 72 Tradewind to flush out the tank like the 06 Safari.
I hope you tossed that hose after...

I also hope the OP did not use that adapter on the H20 line and blow into the system...yuck!

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this would have been AWARD worthy...

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I recently made the mistake of hooking the city water line into the Black Tank Flush line. No I didn't open the dump drain. ...
good goof! thanks 4 sharing.

there used 2b a thread here, the theme being...

"the monthly dumbA, bonehead screw up award"

and folks would post their goofs, the goofier the better.

eventually some1 would claim the monthly award,

and keep it till a better boneheader was posted.

(sorta like the monthly photo contest, but funnier and more useful)

almost every mistake was a learning point,

from a class we've all taken.

and seldom was ne1 preached 2 about their screw ups.

the solution almost EVERY time was...

"hey don't do that"

the thread vanished in a server upgrade or under protest from a few jack wagons...

it should be REvisited and restarted...

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Old 01-10-2011, 09:08 PM   #20
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good goof! thanks 4 sharing.

there used 2b a thread here, the theme being...

"the monthly dumbA, bonehead screw up award"

and folks would post their goofs, the goofier the better.

eventually some1 would claim the monthly award,

and keep it till a better boneheader was posted.

(sorta like the monthly photo contest, but funnier and more useful)

almost every mistake was a learning point

and seldom was ne1 preached 2 about their screw ups.

the solution almost EVERY time was...

"hey don't do that"

the thread vanished in a server upgrade or under protest from a few jack wagons...

it should be REvisited and restarted...

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This does not make me feel any better!
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This does not make me feel any better!
*need a tissue?

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need a tissue?

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IF ya want the A-ward,

ya gotta break stuff.

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IF ya want the A-ward,

ya gotta break stuff.

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I know. I know. :head down
or genuflex,

just sayin...

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or jenuflex,

just sayin...

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ah, wiki it, but with a G...

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