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Posted: 09/19/19 09:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

At the risk of wandering off topic...

For years I didn't use the rinse system much. If I did it was because I was on a site with hookups and I was generally bored and had a WTH moment. Never did it while at a dump station. I did however sometimes use gray water to back flush, which took maybe 1 minute extra.

Then for the last year I've been using a Sewer Solution and dumping tanks at home. Now there is no "gusher" to help move stuff. So now I'm more diligent about using the rinse system. And why not, I've got a hose out anyway, and plenty of time to do it. Never anyone waiting in line behind me either.

I still think adding a bit of water before storage is important. I don't want the bottom of the tank to look like a dry lake bed. That mud might go back into solution, or it might just float loose in chunks. Why risk it?


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Yes, and I also do it to help flush out solids, set a timer on my smart phone for no more than 5 minutes.


I do the same thing



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wing_zealot wrote:

WTH you using your black tank for that you need to fill and dump twice then flush for 20 minutes? It's a black tank, its for storing human waste not drinking water. Its going to get full of sh_t again.
I dump mine, throw 5 gallons of water down the commode for a big flush, close the valve, and done.


I'm happy with what I do. I hope you are happy with your approach too.

* This post was edited 09/20/19 07:07pm by nazpaz *


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