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Old 06-29-2014, 05:05 PM   #11
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Ken,

Didn't realize you had two sinks up top. You know, if you add the wash machine, you're balanced pretty well realistically. I have the Washer and between it and the shower, it fills that Gray tank up so fast I'm afraid to leave it closed. I over ran it once.

Here nor there, but the valve they are talking about sure helps. I use it because I had one but haven't used it to pair the tanks yet. Hardest part if remembering its there Nothing worse than opening the black the first time and nothing comes out . Done that a couple of times.
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:20 PM   #12
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Brad,

True enough, but when dry camping, I don't use the washer so the gray tank will be useless unless the balancing works between the two.

Our experience dry camping is that even though we take "navy showers", the shower tank filled long before the galley on the Montana. Having the shower and galley together on the Redwood might be a problem. I sure hope the balancing will work!
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:29 PM   #13
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No reason it shouldn't! It will just make preparing for dumping the black tank a bit different.

I'll be dry camping this week again -no washer, but I can't resist the Dishwasher
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:56 PM   #14
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Thanks everyone for the input. I'm going to get that valve ASAP.
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Old 06-29-2014, 06:19 PM   #15
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We overran our grey tank on day 3 of ownership... with the washing machine. I didn't know that Todd had closed the valves... and I washed a bright red bathroom rug knowing it would "bleed" and sure enough, washer ran over and I had pink water streaming out of my bedroom slide. It's a source of consternation for LOTS OF REASONS!!! UGH. Of course I thought we had a leak, bad hoses under the bed, took the bed all apart, mattress off, etc... and THEN I discover that the valve was closed. NOT a happy girl. ;-(
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Yep, that's what I did. But it was all my fault - I had the valve closed.
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We overran our grey tank on day 3 of ownership... with the washing machine. I didn't know that Todd had closed the valves... and I washed a bright red bathroom rug knowing it would "bleed" and sure enough, washer ran over and I had pink water streaming out of my bedroom slide. It's a source of consternation for LOTS OF REASONS!!! UGH. Of course I thought we had a leak, bad hoses under the bed, took the bed all apart, mattress off, etc... and THEN I discover that the valve was closed. NOT a happy girl. ;-(

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Have a friend that calls those "memorable misadventures" .
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:42 PM   #19
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I called Redwood today and got the plumbing diagram for the 38GK. Sure enough, the shower and kitchen drain to the galley tank.

It looks like the external valve will work by equalizing the level allowing use of both tanks.
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:45 PM   #20
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My 36FB shows the shower going to the galley tank...it doesn't.

The only thing that drains to the galley tank is the kitchen sink, everything else goes to the grey tank.
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