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Post by Tigerbadge Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:19 pm

I’ve just drained & cleaned my waste & fresh water tanks, I was thinking of cleaning my toilet flush tank as well but is the only way of draining it is by pressing the button?.
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Post by IanH Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:21 pm

The sight glass you can tell the fluid volume with, unplugs from a rubber bung on the top and then the flexy bit at the bottom allows it to bend downwards, this will drain the tank.

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Post by Paulmold Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:26 pm

If its a swivel bowl, then it's unlikely  to have the sight glass Ian mentions,  so yes the only way is to keep flushing until its empty.

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Post by IanH Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:12 pm

Interesting, never had a swivel bowl so didn't know. So, with a swivel bowl how do you know the tank contents??
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Post by Paulmold Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:13 pm

IanH wrote:Interesting, never had a swivel bowl so didn't know. So, with a swivel bowl how do you know the tank contents??
You have a filling "door" on outside above the cassette door, you fill to base of the filling door.

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Post by IanH Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:24 pm

Thanks Paul, if I ever get one I'll know where to look!! up!
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Post by inspiredron Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:30 pm

And my swivel base one has a black rubber bung at the bottom left that you can remove for draining. The problem is that unless you place a small bowl in position very carefully the contents drain onto the base of the cassette compartment and who knows where from there. Some folks here have managed to replace the bung with a tap from a catheter bag, but I never managed to get a decent seal on that. 🥺

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Post by KMRTOPAZ Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:46 pm

I had a swivel bowl in a caravan, There was a flexible drain tube on the side of the cassette housing chamber.  Keith
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Post by Tigerbadge Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:35 am

Yes I have a swivel bowl, think I will just press the button o drain.
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Post by Slow-Lane Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:43 am

inspiredron wrote:And my swivel base one has a black rubber bung at the bottom left that you can remove for draining. The problem is that unless you place a small bowl in position very carefully the contents drain onto the base of the cassette compartment and who knows where from there. Some folks here have managed to replace the bung with a tap from a catheter bag, but I never managed to get a decent seal on that. 🥺
we make up a chute from folded baking foil, which we hold under the drain plug to direct the water out of the van.
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Post by rogerblack Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:05 am

Slow-Lane wrote:
inspiredron wrote:And my swivel base one has a black rubber bung at the bottom left that you can remove for draining. The problem is that unless you place a small bowl in position very carefully the contents drain onto the base of the cassette compartment and who knows where from there. Some folks here have managed to replace the bung with a tap from a catheter bag, but I never managed to get a decent seal on that. 🥺
we make up a chute from folded baking foil, which we hold under the drain plug to direct the water out of the van.
Thanks for the idea, I've never been able to figure out why such a bad design was ever produced.    up!
Ours is a swivel bowl with manual flush operation, takes forever to drain tank through the bowl.

I keep meaning to make up an extension hose with a tap on the end but it's one of those low priority jobs I never get around to.  rolleyes

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Post by PLOUGHLIN Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:32 pm

I fitted the Catherter tap in lieu of the bung, just fit a flexible pipe to outlet when draining.

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Post by Cymro Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:44 pm

Following the recommendation on the Forum, I also fitted a catheter tap, glued in place. It works well. Prior to that, I used a shute to direct most of the outflowing water away from the cassette compartment. Apart from a few drips, that worked well enough. 
I agree it's not the best design.

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Post by PLOUGHLIN Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:10 pm

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Post by IanH Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:38 pm

PLOUGHLIN wrote:I fitted the Catherter tap in lieu of the bung, just fit a flexible pipe to outlet when draining.

Free tap available from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Neat tap that, can think of a lot of uses...thanks scratch head
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Post by Tigerbadge Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:14 pm

Well I used the button & to be honest it didn’t take long to do a couple tank flushes.
Ready now for new season 😀
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