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Old 11-28-2014, 10:29 PM   #31
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One of the best way to keep your tank flushing, is to use enough water when you flush the head.


In non-rv heads, you have water in the bowl before using. When flushing, about 1/2 to 1 gallon flushes the waste.


If your head leaks, the water will drain out. Unless you add water before use and add half a head of water when you flush, you will have problems with build up in the pipe before the tank. Use a more water and dump more often.


Get an external valtera valve and a clear plastic section with a hose connection, for use outside when dumping. If flow stops prematurely, you can close the valve and apply water pressure up the drain pipe. This back wash will loosen the dam.


Turn off the external water and open the external valve. You will see brown water draining.


Use you black tank drain until you can see clear water coming out through the clear plastic drain section.
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Old 11-28-2014, 11:50 PM   #32
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Start up supplies needed.

Well once again you folks have been a wealth of information, I thank you all again, I'm sure I will have a multitude of questions to ask as we get into this adventure. Once again hope everyone
had a great Thanksgiving. I sure hope I don't have that smelly thingy you guys are talking about, maybe Redwood has learned something from ya'll if the monitor this forum.
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Old 11-29-2014, 11:24 AM   #33
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We are full tiders and use the more expansive Rv Toilet Paper. Before we move to the next camp ground, the last thing we do is to fill all the ice from the freezer in to the toilet together with a double dose of chemicals and 5 gallons of water.

Our thinking is that it will help keeping the iside clean.

Never had a problem with our black tank, knock on wood...
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Old 11-29-2014, 03:17 PM   #34
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There is a lot of ways to fight tank crud, and I use all of them. The best PREVENTION is ...............Use lots of water....Dump often
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Old 11-29-2014, 04:18 PM   #35
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Still a firm believer of the GEO Method, it works!!!

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Old 11-29-2014, 04:49 PM   #36
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I ordered these from Amazon. They didn't come in like the picture. I noticed it is hit and miss because even Redwood has both the chrome handle or brass lever type on different units. I grumbled but they worked.

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Also got one of these and just keep it on board in my "duct tape and bailing wire kit" :

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Old 11-29-2014, 04:57 PM   #37
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Get an external valtera valve and a clear plastic section with a hose connection, for use outside when dumping. If flow stops prematurely, you can close the valve and apply water pressure up the drain pipe. This back wash will loosen the dam.
That's a good idea. I have the clear and valve now, but never thought to get the clear with the hose connection. May have to upgrade.
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Before we move to the next camp ground, the last thing we do is to fill all the ice from the freezer in to the toilet together with a double dose of chemicals and 5 gallons of water.
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Not saying this is a scientific test nor am I saying it helps one way or the other, but hats off to this guy for his effort!

http://www.thefitrv.com/rv-tips/do-i...k-really-work/
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Brad, how do have time to find this stuff��
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Man, that dude is all over this stuff
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