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TheFitRV James

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Posted: 04/11/14 11:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's exactly what it sounds like.



I constructed a clear, 20 gallon tank, with RV dump connections.
I created a recipe for simulated waste
I used the tank and the simulated waste to compare dumping with a standard 3 inch hose to dumping with the Sewer Solution.
You can see exactly what happens in the tank under each scenario.

You can find full details, and a video, here on our blog.

I tried to keep it primarily informative, but just remember that there is simulated waste in the video.

I intend to use the "Black Tank Simulator" to test other products and techniques in the future. If you've got something you'd like to see tested, let me know.

As many black tank threads as I see, I hope everyone finds this helpful.

* This post was edited 04/11/14 11:39am by TheFitRV James *


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Posted: 04/11/14 11:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would be glad to supply you with some non-simulated waste for further testing. a great job. when I used a sewer solution I also had a tank flush and would alternate using a Y connector between the SS and the tank flush while dumping, rather than the way you flushed your tank. and I usually got a full hook up site every third night or so while on the road so I could flush at my leisure. one thing you didn't mention was that you have a much cleaner storage of a garden hose rather than a stinky slinky.

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Posted: 04/11/14 11:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I usually get my "kicks" out of the black tank threads, but I can honestly say, this time ... "I'm speechless!" (simulated waste?)


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Posted: 04/11/14 11:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It was a hoot to film.
My wife was actually operating the camera. Funny thing is, she had a violent stomach virus that day. And she was out filming simulated waste! She's a keeper...

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Please post again if you use real waste and some of the digester products.


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It doesn't matter how you drain it, there will be a lot of stuff left in if you don't use a rinser. I use a clear extension to watch the rinsing water and it takes several drain, close, rinse, fill, drain cycles to get ALL of the stuff out. I can look down into my tank from the top with a mirror and inspect it. I also use a spray wand from the top every few trips. I wish my gray tank had a rinser.


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Posted: 04/11/14 12:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WAY too much involvement for me.

I dump when tanks get full
I rinse until clear flow thru clear adapter
Then I fill it back up with waste and repeat.


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Fantastic!

Don't stop there. Put a lid on it with a vent line. Add a back flush device and you could make a 1-hour documentary.

Of course, we would all think you are really sick as opposed to just plain wrong.

I do wonder what difference working against a small vent line would have on both systems. My guess is that the time of the 3-inch gravity dump would increase, and the sewer solution would stay about the same.

Thanks for using simulated waste. I was taking my lunch and checking in with the RVnet!


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Posted: 04/11/14 12:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wonder how a Flojet macerator pump would fare with this test.

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Very interesting, thanks.

I'm guessing you don't get a lot of requests for your recipe?

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