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Title: Sewage system
Post by: BarbRN on June 12, 2013, 08:52:01 pm
First time to use this system.    Is there not a way to leave the gray water drainage flowing out?

When it's completely empty, the monitor still says 1/3 in the gray tank.  Why is this.  Shouldn't be any debri in that tank.


Title: Re: Sewage system
Post by: ragoodsp on June 13, 2013, 09:26:00 am
BarbRN:

You can utilize the 3" outlet with a regular sewer hose hooked up and just leave the gray tank valve open.  There is a gate valve on the 3" so ope that as well.  With the 3" closed you can all so open both electric valves and utilize both tanks as if they were one, nice feature when the gray tank gets full with no place to dump.  I would say you need a good tank cleaner to just get the "crud" off from the tank contacts to make i read true.  Good luck.   Ron


Title: Re: Sewage system
Post by: ron.dittmer on June 13, 2013, 10:00:37 am
I agree.  Some crud has formed on the tank sensors.

At the end of every camping season, I bleach both waste tanks followed by 2 flushes to eliminate sewer gas.  This because our PC is stored under our master bedroom.  Apparently that keeps the sensors clean as they still work after 6 years.

PC Under Master Bedroom
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6162/6173444433_501de1ebf5_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Sewage system
Post by: BarbRN on June 13, 2013, 08:54:12 pm
Had a few things repaired today at the dealer.  The found a cut wire to the sensors and repaired it and now we read empty as it should be.  Thanks for the advice though.  Nice storage place under that bedroom. 


Title: Re: Sewage system
Post by: Sparky on June 13, 2013, 09:20:34 pm
Barb
  Ron brought up some good points as always, also I hate him because of his garage haha...couple of more points, we camp full hook ups, electric only, water electric,  no hook-ups.. the benefit of each is obvious, but  a lot of times cost comes into play,   I think Ron said this, but anyway your fresh water tank = your waste water output.  So if you dry camp you should always have enough room for your waste water, of course your going to fill the grey tank, but you can open close your tanks to take some of the grey into the black tank, works great and really helps.  I have no problem going into a park and just doing , electric, saves money, just have to watch the water use.  If I have water/electric, great, but still keep an eye on the waste tanks, again save money,, now if were going to be somewhere for a couple of days would prefer full hook-ups so I can take advantage of everything,,, a lot of National State Parks  are dry camping,, first couple of times we were weary of this type of camping, but after some practice have no problem, most govt parks are cheap,,,anyway just a couple of points,,,   Our tank always shows at least 1/4, but I do not worry about it
David Sparks
2008 2350
Houston


Title: Re: Sewage system
Post by: BarbRN on June 13, 2013, 10:27:06 pm
Thank you all.


Title: Re: Sewage system
Post by: ron.dittmer on June 13, 2013, 11:06:38 pm
Yes Sparky, you are "Right-On" about water/waste management.  We practice the same as you and it works very well.  Given our 2350 grey tank is 23 gallons and the black tank is 35 gallons, it forces us to blend the tanks once between dumps which is very good practice anyways.  Lots of soapy dish water flooding into the black tank is good for tank maintenance.


Title: Re: Sewage system
Post by: ge_montana on June 14, 2013, 08:45:55 am
We always toss the ice cubes in the WC on the final leg of the trip home, i am hoping that the cubes slopping around will help keep things scrubbed out.

But no matter how much i flush the tanks then never go below 1/4.

Greg


Title: Re: Sewage system
Post by: hollowpoint on August 18, 2013, 02:36:31 am
2350/2005 how  to blend gray water into black tank
 


Title: Re: Sewage system
Post by: ron.dittmer on August 18, 2013, 10:42:22 pm
Most active forum members here have the maserator sewage management system including me.  But in-general, with the main sewer cap on tight, first open the gray tank valve to let the wash water flood the pipes.  Then open the black tank valve to allow the flood to enter the black tank.  That is how we do it with our 2007 2350.


Title: Re: Sewage system
Post by: Shipper on August 19, 2013, 09:04:46 pm
With the san-i-con, I crack the grey tank first just to insure it's working and no leaks (don't want the black tank leaking  :-D ) Then I open the black tank and turn on the macerator to get rid of the solids; next turn off the macerator; then open the grey tank and wait until both tanks equalize. I turn the macerator back on until both tanks are empty.

I used to use the sprayer after dumping the black tank; but, by letting the soapy water from the grey tank clean it, I seldom use it.


Title: Re: Sewage system
Post by: TomHanlon on August 20, 2013, 07:28:13 am
With the san-i-con, I crack the grey tank first just to insure it's working and no leaks (don't want the black tank leaking  :-D ) Then I open the black tank and turn on the macerate to get rid of the solids; next turn off the macerator; then open the grey tank and wait until both tanks equalize. I turn the macerator back on until both tanks are empty.

I used to use the sprayer after dumping the black tank; but, by letting the soapy water from the grey tank clean it, I seldom use it.

By doing this, aren't you just cleaning the bottom half of the black tank? I would suggest you still use the sprayer to clean the top half of the tank. I do like the thought of cleaning the bottom of the black tank using the gray water.


Title: Re: Sewage system
Post by: Shipper on August 20, 2013, 09:56:46 pm
Your point is well taken, but with the 3100 I have a 50 gallon grey tank and only a 23 gallon black. I assume that by equalizing I am getting close to the top, but that's only true if I am full on the grey tank. I am not saying that I shouldn't use the flusher; just that I'm probably to lazy to use it.  :-D