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Old 06-09-2015, 05:03 PM   #41
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2002 with a 30 gal. holding tank. We bought the boat three years ago, and the sensors have never worked right. The green (empty) is always on, and the yellow (low) never comes on. The amber (mid) and red (full) work fine. My guess is that the floats are stuck, but I have yet to muster the courage to remove the unit from the holding tank. We use the boat almost year round, usually with just the two of us, and we pump out after just about every trip (it is free at our marina). We also flush the tank with fresh water at each pumpout.
Do you have the Tank Watch 4 monitor? I fought a losing battle with it for years til I finally got smart, thanks to Codger2's recommendation, and got a Solo tank monitor. End of problems with monitoring.
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Old 06-09-2015, 05:04 PM   #42
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If possible.
Next pump out put a full 2 oz into tank from toilet and fill the tank high enough to just to cover the floats with just water salt or fresh it doesn't matter
And let it sit for 1> 2 days and pump it out again and do what you do normally with a spoon full at the start.
Do you have a vent filter it might be best to remove
There will be alot of action and we don't want any foaming and T Paper plugging it.
If it is a plastic tank take pics of the outside before and after.
I had one customer so interested in it watch the tank for 6 hours while it did its stuff. Not high up there on my list of stuff to do but whatever.

Let me know how it goes it will start working before you can get back down to tank and its better not to open it up if not needed
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Old 06-09-2015, 05:05 PM   #43
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Dwhatty - Yes, the Tank Watch 4 is exactly what we have. Since I know when it hits mid and full, fixing it has been low on the list. That and I've been hoping that one day whatever is keeping the floats from moving would eventually work its way loose by taking good care of the holding tank. Just looked at the solo and it wouldn't work for us. The holding tank is molded into the keel. If we replaced with anything other than the Tank Watch we would need to glass over the hole where the sensor is mounted and redrill.

Sea Q - I'll give it a try this weekend. Just the wife and I on the boat, so no problem filling it half way. I assume it will be OK to use it while we are on the hook Sat night? No vent filter, and I make sure to run water through the vent at every pumpout. Since the tank is part of the boat structure/keel, no way to see what is happening other than to remove the sensor. I'll let you know how it goes.
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No worry's doing at the hook its fine
Its always a good idea to back flush the vent once in a while
This will give tank a good clean
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Old 06-09-2015, 10:25 PM   #45
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We had the exact same issue with our sensor. Here's what we did. Fill the tank with fresh water and pump out a few times. Then add 3 or 4 gallons of white vinegar and some water. Let it sit for a day or two. Pump out and rinse with fresh water. Then we opened and fixed the sensor. No issue with tank smells when we opened it up.
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Old 06-10-2015, 11:32 AM   #46
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What did it take to fix the sensor? Just a cleaning or did you have to replace parts?
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Old 06-11-2015, 07:55 AM   #47
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We replaced it. Mostly to better the odds of not having to do it later
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:00 AM   #48
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It occurred to me. Our holding tank had sat unused for a long time before we did this. I hope it works as well with a tank that is under regular use
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Old 07-16-2015, 12:42 PM   #49
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Zaal Noflex as of this July
Western Marine and Transat Marine are now Canadian distributors their web page list all the dealer. also Yacht Tech in Florida is also
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Old 07-16-2015, 01:02 PM   #50
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Any progress in the Mid-Atlantic area?


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Old 07-16-2015, 01:20 PM   #51
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Tried a few Like Donovan Marine but couldn't get by the switch board or my emails disappeared.

Land and Sea was to busy in Canada so i didn't even try in USA

Give it a month with what is going to happen up here it will spill over

New customer the Bluenose II -- the Noflex (Magic) it fixed all
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I have Noflex in stock now. Should be on my website in a day or two.
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Tried a few Like Donovan Marine but couldn't get by the switch board or my emails disappeared.

Land and Sea was to busy in Canada so i didn't even try in USA

Give it a month with what is going to happen up here it will spill over

New customer the Bluenose II -- the Noflex (Magic) it fixed all

Fawcett's in Annapolis (and their online wing, pyacht.com) would still seem a likely candidate for those of us here on the Chesapeake.

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Old 07-16-2015, 04:51 PM   #54
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HopCar, How much is in the Noflex package and how much is each treatment? Thanks, Howard
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More importantly, what are shipping costs. From the West Coast that sometimes tends to equal or exceed the cost of the product.


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Yup they were my first choice. Perfect Match for product
E mailed and then followed up with i think Bill by phone he said they would look into it and pass it on to purchasing.

I really need support from people on this site
Contact Fawcett and let them know you would like to have them carry it

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Howard, I've got it at 19.95 for the jar. I think the number of treatments you get out of the jar will depend on the size of your holding tank. Take a look at the Noflex website. They have detailed instructions. It sounds like you don't need to be real precise in measuring it.

Shipping will be by regular ground service. It can't go by air or mail.
I put it on my website this afternoon.
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:28 PM   #58
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Only last week I cleaned my black water tank as it was a bit smelly just used portable toilet chemical with fresh water left it for a few days went for a run up the river doing a few hard turns to splash the stuff around then pumped it out on inspection it was fresh and clean all the sludge had gone .I think this portable toilet chemical is just caustic soda with a expencive label ?
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Hi Gaston
First shipment arrived of Noflex in Australia of Noflex 3 weeks ago
Dist is on Noflex world map.
You have to be careful with caustic product they generate heat and can punch a hole in a plastic tank or piping
If you have alum tank ---caustic is not a good idea.
Dangerous personally to use also
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Got this last week from our commercial rep in Nova Scotia

I thought you’d like to know that the famous Bluenose II schooner is now using Noflex and living it! I was on board for an equipment problem and noticed a strong odor of sewage. The 500 usg sewage holding tank vents to the upper deck and the smell was unescapable. There is a carbon filter on the vent, but it wasn’t getting the job done. Imagine, Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador, visited by thousands of people from around the world smelling like an outhouse. How embarrassing!

Well problem solved thanks to Noflex. I introduced the engineer to Noflex and gave him a couple bottles to try. I suggested that after his next pump out, he put the two bottles in over a few of days to get the process started and then use about ½ teaspoon per person/day. Well it’s worked like a charm, the odor is gone and the crew and owners could not be happier.

She can be Noflex’s sailing ambassador now!
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