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RE: Thoughts on a weird/unique way to empty holding tanks.

Yeah ...I saw that but that requires 120 ac. We are strictly solar and 12 volt.
TURNKEY 07/12/21 01:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Thoughts on a weird/unique way to empty holding tanks.

CA Traveler I get your point. What I was envisioning was about 20' of 3" hose. Lift that near the rv and walk the high point towards the pit toilet(that I could have used anyway but wanted to use my own bathroom, now I want to put what would have gone into the pit toilet a little at a time in all at once...:R) As you near the pit toilet the effluent will slump in the hose and an air gap will occur at the top of the hose allowing air to replace the stuff. I only expect a gallon or two per lift.
TURNKEY 07/12/21 01:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Thoughts on a weird/unique way to empty holding tanks.

"do the right thing" ?????? I could have just shat in the pit toilet! Same net effect. Geesh! And it's often not a 'few' miles. It can be an hour or two each way. I travel in the southwest a lot. There are areas with very few services.
TURNKEY 07/12/21 12:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Thoughts on a weird/unique way to empty holding tanks.

CA Traveler...the black tank itself is vented otherwise how would you dump at all? Right? The hose won't clog, everything is pretty liquid. Now leaks...... :)
TURNKEY 07/12/21 11:24am Tech Issues
RE: Thoughts on a weird/unique way to empty holding tanks.

madjack60 that's a simple effective system. Do you have troubles with getting the black tank clear? I imagine you can't crank the black valve all the way open to get a good flow and as a result of the slow flow do you get a build up in the tank?
TURNKEY 07/12/21 11:20am Tech Issues
RE: Thoughts on a weird/unique way to empty holding tanks.

profdant139 if you "milk" it right I believe you could get all the effluent out of the hose, save a few dribbles. Old-Biscuit sometimes we are 50 or more miles away from a dump station. That is a lot of gas and time.
TURNKEY 07/12/21 11:16am Tech Issues
Thoughts on a weird/unique way to empty holding tanks.

Would it work to use just the hose to dump the tanks into a pit toilet? Once in a very blue moon we camp in an area that has no near dump stations but has pit toilets. I have researched macerator pumps like Flo-jet but $300 plus is a lot to pay for something I wouldn't use every year. The solution would be a two person job with a long hose. You run the hose to the pit toilet and have one person hold it there to ensure it will not fall away. The second person pulls the valve open, this will fill the hose, but probably nothing will come through the hose as the far end may be higher than the tank level. Then if you raise the hose off the ground starting near the rv and walk the raised portion towards the toilet whatever is in the hose should go downhill into the toilet. The process will take several of these "milking" moves and some time but should work...right????
TURNKEY 07/12/21 10:40am Tech Issues
RE: FloJet Macerator Capabilities -Unique (embarassing) Question

Old Biscuit I asked about tennis ball sized **** not tennis balls. Not everybody spits out BB's like you. Thanks for the detailed explanation about what YOU do but it was no help at at.
TURNKEY 02/21/21 05:39pm Tech Issues
RE: FloJet Macerator Capabilities -Unique (embarassing) Question

That is what I already said about wipes. What about large 'objects' getting stuck in the FloJet funnel and not making it to the macerator?
TURNKEY 02/21/21 11:32am Tech Issues
FloJet Macerator Capabilities -Unique (embarassing) Question

I am interested in getting a FloJet Portable Macerator pump. Looking at on line images of the pump it appears the part of the pump assembly that connects from the rv bayonet dump fitting to the actual blade housing of the macerator is a funnel shape that goes from about 3" to about 1.5". My question refers to the actual 'size' and 'firmness' capabilities of the pump. Can it handle something as large as tennis ball and very firm? It looks like the taper of the funnel could prevent a large 'object' from actually reaching the blades. Or is it the case that if it can fit through the valve gate (aside from clogging type material like hair and baby wipes) it is pump-able?
TURNKEY 02/21/21 10:44am Tech Issues
RE: How do I get a colder freezer?

Naio That idea bears merit. It will take energy to freeze the water but once frozen it will help to keep the freezer colder (less air to spill out when door is opened) Thanks! OR use empty bottles and bags, fills space, doesn't put warm water into fridge. Also a 6 sided box would insulate the freezer compartment FROM the cooling plate at the rear of the freezer. A 5 sided box would be better. I'm looking at improving the insulation around my freezer from the outside.
TURNKEY 08/03/20 12:45pm Tech Issues
RE: How do I get a colder freezer?

Thanks for the replies. I already have temperature controlled fans in the chimney and a battery operated fan in the fridge and freezer. I can get the fridge to be much colder but then it will freeze whatever I have in it. Once again my question is how to get the freezer to be colder but NOT the fridge. I believe the solution will entail more insulation around the freezer compartment and possibly inside the freezer....just wanting your thoughts or suggestions.
TURNKEY 08/01/20 09:45am Tech Issues
How do I get a colder freezer?

I have a Norcold 9163 fridge. When I set the fridge to have the temperature just above freezing the freezer will only drop to around 15 f. I recognize the unit only has one thermostat(thermistor) so you can't set the fridge and freezer independently. I'm looking for ideas like increasing the insulation of the freezer or putting a curtain in the freezer so when you open the door all the cold doesn't 'fall out'. Any suggestions??
TURNKEY 07/31/20 02:42pm Tech Issues
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