Black Tank Flushing Device?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MonacoMike, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    Several months ago there was discussion about a device to mount to your black tank that was connected to the boat water system to flush it out. Does anyone remember or have a link?

    MM
     
  2. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
  3. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
  4. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    In one of the several links that were posted on these 2 threads, there was mention of hooking up the Camco Tornado up to the freshwater system on the boat. Well, do not do that! There needs to be a separation from the waste system and the potable water system on the boat .....or guess what the next batch of ice your icemaker makes will taste and smell like!

    The other reason for not doing this is that you usually get a lot more pressure from the water supply on your dock or at pump out station.

    Used in conjunction with NoFlex Digester the waste system becomes odor free in a couple of weeks and stays that way if you continue to rinse the tank with the Tornado before and during pump out.
     
  5. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    I followed Frank's advice and installed these this year. They work wonderful. I will turn them on when doing a pump out and literally watch them clean the sides of the tanks. I was nervous to cut a hole in th tank, but it was unfounded and all works as planned.

    Great Product and even better endorsement!

    Josh
     
  6. boatman37

    boatman37 Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2015
    pittsburgh
    2006 Crownline 250CR
    Previous: 1986 Sea Ray 250 Sundancer
    5.7 Merc
    My son just bought a new camper and it has a connection on the outside near the black tank to hook up your city water hose. There is some type of washdown inside the tank that spins like a dishwasher would and sprays the sides. The camper is only 1 month old and he hasn't used the washdown yet but looks like it would work. (He lives in the camper at his jobsite 3 hours from home)
     
  7. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    Thanks so much for the input.

    MM
     

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