Black Bits In Toilet Flush

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  1. Bosley1950

    Bosley1950 Read Only Funster

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    Just taken the motorhome out and flushed the toilet and black bits have appeared in the pink flush liquid. Probably need to flush the system through any advice on how to do this would be helpful. Thanks in advance
     
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    I understand that they are algal growths and can be reduced by using a cistern chemical such as Thetford's pink flush.
     
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    Put some Milton in the flush tank to clean it and the pipes out.
     
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    just keep using it it will clear don't think you will be drinking it any time soon I wouldn't worry to much abut it
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    just keep using it it will clear don't think you will be drinking it any time soon I wouldn't worry to much abut it
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    the pink liquid is notorious for producing black bits! as you use a flush fluid i assume your flush tank is separate from the main cold water supply in its own reservoir.
     
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    Hi Phil. The flush tank is separate it's just above the main cassette unit
     
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    our current van does not use a separate tank or flushing fluid so dont have the issue any more. when we did have a separate res we had the same happen. the only way i found to reduce it was to make sure it has no open valves and stick a hose ( on a pressure nozzle but not too strong )in the filler and loose up as much as possible then drain / flush as much of it as you can out.

    but IMHO you wont stop it happening again.
     
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    It's algae growth as already been said.

    Milton will do the job but it always comes back. Nothing to worry about really as long as it isn't drinking water. Looks unsightly but won't kill you.
     
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    Look on the bright side - at least it's not brown bits! :whistle:
     
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    Mine never ever got the 'black bits' until I used the pink flush. Wont use it again. :(
     
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