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Old 01-21-2021, 05:41 PM   #1
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Looking for less solid advice on a Travel Trailer black tank. I have put the TST tablets in the tank. (Tank left 1/2 full for a week..) ran water. Tried to unclog. Ran a snake. Re-clogs. Need help from some crappy experts on a crappy situation, I have muddied myself in. What can I add to help percolate the mess I have myself in?
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:46 PM   #2
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Back Button sorry.
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:47 PM   #3
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:48 PM   #4
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Put whatever you put in it before and make sure it has water in it ans then drive it around for a couple of hours to get the water moving and sloshing and hopefully break up what is causing the problem.
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I thought this was about someone being constipated.

Glad to hear its just your RV that cant take a dump
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:50 PM   #6
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Put a hydro flush on it !
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:52 PM   #7
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Have you tried calling a camper shop. Can you dump some drain cleaner in there or a hi pressure hose, have done that on a sink. Other thought can you seal it real good except the drain and put some air pressure in it. Not to much and blow out the tank.
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:54 PM   #8
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Use the dissolving paper.
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:57 PM   #9
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Dump a few bags of ice in there and drive around.

Or get some Unique and let sit for a bit

A back flush valve also works good on the outlet connection
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:59 PM   #10
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Water and ice and go for a ride with plenty of starting and stopping I know, it sounds a little crazy, but it has worked for me in the past. Get enough water and chemicals in the tank, and dump a few bags of ice to slosh around and hit the blockage

Other than that, PM Careybirdwell and see what he suggests
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Old 01-21-2021, 06:00 PM   #11
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Had a bad issue with one this last year. Bought the cap that has to water hose connectors and blasted it. Then bought the wand that hose attaches to and went inside and had the unpleasure of roto flushing. After 15 minutes all done. But after three weeks of trying every other possible solution.
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Old 01-21-2021, 06:02 PM   #12
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I thought this was about someone being constipated.

Glad to hear its just your RV that cant take a dump
I may try some Metamucil if water doesn't help.
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Old 01-21-2021, 06:05 PM   #13
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I will try the Ice. I have never had an issue with this before. I usually do not forget to empty the tank. But this time I knew I would be back in less than a week. Man, things really change in a week. I am overly religious with the additives as I do not like to be a plumber (thank God for those who do) and prefer to stay out of these kinds of messes. I just hooked up. Dumped 3 bags of ice (frozen water for my east Texas friends) and gonna take my poo for a drive. Reporting back in 35 minutes.
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Old 01-21-2021, 06:07 PM   #14
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Use the dissolving paper.
99.9% of the time I use the expensive single ply break through paper.
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Old 01-21-2021, 06:18 PM   #15
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3/4 inch copper tubbing 3 ft long put a threaded compression fitting then you want a ball valve then thread a pipe / water hose fitting hook her up and blast it apart. I have had to do this on a couple different ones. You can bend the tubbing so you don’t get any back wash on you.
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Old 01-21-2021, 06:19 PM   #16
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All that ice will do is make cold turds
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Old 01-21-2021, 06:23 PM   #17
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I would try to empty liquids from tank, add hot hot water to soften the solids, then ice and 20 miles or bumpy roads. That should get your clog moving, lol.
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Old 01-21-2021, 06:24 PM   #18
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I suggest more roughage in your diet. That’s all I got. :-)
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Old 01-21-2021, 06:55 PM   #19
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I could give you ideas, but they might not go so well. Like find a large plug for the toilet, then put pressurized air, through that plug. Make sure the valve is open on the other end. I can promise you that stuff is coming out of there, like you have never seen before.
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Old 01-21-2021, 06:58 PM   #20
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A pound of black powder and a fuse
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Old 01-21-2021, 06:59 PM   #21
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Had that happen to me once. I put an elbow on the end of my pressure washer and stuck it down the toilet. Turn it side to side while blasting. Didn’t take but a minute or so and all was well again.
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Old 01-21-2021, 07:04 PM   #22
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Why did I click on this thread?
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Old 01-21-2021, 07:06 PM   #23
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Had that happen to me once. I put an elbow on the end of my pressure washer and stuck it down the toilet. Turn it side to side while blasting. Didnít take but a minute or so and all was well again.
High pressure enema?
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Old 01-21-2021, 07:07 PM   #24
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Good news for the day. Ice. Wash board roads. And lots of added water. All hell (poop) broke loose. Life is good again. Carry on with your regularly scheduled broadcasting day.
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Old 01-21-2021, 07:30 PM   #25
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I suggest more roughage in your diet. Thatís all I got. :-)
This^^^. Eat more fiber!
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Old 01-21-2021, 07:41 PM   #26
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I know that you got it fixed but it will happen again. May I suggest that you chop it up before you flush worked for me.

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Old 01-21-2021, 07:41 PM   #27
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Pressure washer reverse nozzle, it’s going to be messy.
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Old 01-21-2021, 07:42 PM   #28
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Ah, disregard. I see you got it flowing.
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Old 01-21-2021, 07:45 PM   #29
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I thought this was about someone being constipated.



Glad to hear its just your RV that cant take a dump
Me too. I was excited I was finally going to have a bunch of good advice to give!! I got nothin' on rv's tho.
Someday. I'll get to shine. someday....

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Old 01-21-2021, 07:50 PM   #30
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This thread is the sh**
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Old 01-21-2021, 07:52 PM   #31
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If you arenít doing it already, make sure to put 2 minutes worth of water in it when empty so you donít make a poop pyramid in it to begin with. The water will let it plush around and should prevent the pluggage from occurring.
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Old 01-21-2021, 08:03 PM   #32
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Maybe take it to a porta potty place and see if they can hook it up to pump truck
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Old 01-21-2021, 08:13 PM   #33
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Easy Easy fix. Take advice from DaveC.
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Old 01-21-2021, 08:18 PM   #34
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Dump a few bags of ice in there and drive around.

Or get some Unique and let sit for a bit

A back flush valve also works good on the outlet connection
I do the ice thing every time I leave a camp.

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Old 01-21-2021, 08:19 PM   #35
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I had this issue a few months back turned the tank heaters on for a day and it cleared out
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Old 01-21-2021, 08:54 PM   #36
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Water and ice and go for a ride with plenty of starting and stopping I know, it sounds a little crazy, but it has worked for me in the past. Get enough water and chemicals in the tank, and dump a few bags of ice to slosh around and hit the blockage

Other than that, PM Careybirdwell and see what he suggests

This has worked well for me!


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Old 01-21-2021, 09:00 PM   #37
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Just get you a hydro flush fitting !
Will rinse out the most stubborn tanks.
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Old 01-21-2021, 09:01 PM   #38
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duc tape the commode closed so nothing explodes inside.
jerry rig a high powered blower, compressor, or maybe the mother in- law blowing from the drain side up into the tank to push it out from the backside.
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Old 01-21-2021, 09:12 PM   #39
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When you add water next time, put some water softener (Calgon) in it as well.
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Old 01-21-2021, 10:57 PM   #40
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This is our process. NO paper goes in the toilet. We carry a ton of Walmart plastic bags, all paper goes in the bag upon pinch-off, bag goes outside. Also fill the bowl prior to movement, and then flush well.
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Old 01-21-2021, 11:05 PM   #41
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This is our process. NO paper goes in the toilet. We carry a ton of Walmart plastic bags, all paper goes in the bag upon pinch-off, bag goes outside. Also fill the bowl prior to movement, and then flush well.
Thanks but no thanks
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FYI, something to look at. If you had plenty of water in the tank before you left it last week, you should still have that water in the tank this week. A lot of times people don't close their valves all the way (especially the cable valve system) and the water seeps out over time and that is when it dries up & solidifies
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Old 01-21-2021, 11:24 PM   #43
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I've used every device imagineable & even made my own. Nothing comes close to working as good as these: (they can be found cheaper)
https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Sewer-Ho.../F02-4350.html

These are life savers!
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Old 01-21-2021, 11:36 PM   #44
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FYI, something to look at. If you had plenty of water in the tank before you left it last week, you should still have that water in the tank this week. A lot of times people don't close their valves all the way (especially the cable valve system) and the water seeps out over time and that is when it dries up & solidifies
Great advice. If you have the cable valves add a twist on gate valve, if the cable valves arenít leaking now they will be shortly.
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Old 01-21-2021, 11:36 PM   #45
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Way to go Big Lee
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Way to go Big Lee
Best post of the thread.
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Old 01-22-2021, 10:18 AM   #47
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Follow the Frito Pie thread and you won't have much solids to worry about.
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Old 01-22-2021, 10:25 AM   #48
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How about adding RidX for RVs
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Old 01-22-2021, 10:43 AM   #49
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I have used a Back Flush and Mine has a Swirler that I hook a hose to. Hope you get it.
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Buy MicroBlaze and put it in the tank with water and let sit.
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