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Old 05-20-2018, 08:46 PM   #1
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Black tank "deposits" getting stuck.

I tried looking through the threads but can't find a similar issue. I have a 2009 Damon Daybreak and when we flush the toilet, things tend to get stuck about 12 inches down from the base of the toilet. I've had to take a stick to push it on through (very carefully use the stick). It will eventually move on down into the tank usually after a side-to-side push. Unless you only "do #1" and use a tiny bit of paper, it's going to get hung up. We also have a lot of odor coming from it from our more solid offerings to the Porcelain God. Suggestions? Answers?
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Oh nooooooo.....the dreaded poop pyramid.
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Old 05-20-2018, 08:55 PM   #3
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post 2 hit it right on the head.

You MUST leave the black tank valve closed to allow the
accumulation of fluids that will allow the poop to be
diluted, and then after a week or so, depending on
usage, be dumped. If you have the dreaded poop
pyramid, that is telling us that you have been leaving
your black tank valve open, so all the pee runs out,
but the poop accumulates in a pile. You will have to
get a lot of water in the black tank, try to dissolve all
the poop, and then dump it. Repeat until all is gone.
It will take a while.........
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:03 PM   #4
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And after flushing the tank out, use more water when using commode.....
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:05 PM   #5
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The valve was closed. It's only our 2nd time out. The first time we were on sewer but again, the valve was closed. This weekend, we had no sewer hook-up. It's like the the pipe is either too narrow or is lined with double sided tape! lol
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:14 PM   #6
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Have you tried running a round toilet brush down the pipe? It sounds like something on the side of the drop pipe.
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The valve was closed. It's only our 2nd time out. The first time we were on sewer but again, the valve was closed. This weekend, we had no sewer hook-up. It's like the the pipe is either too narrow or is lined with double sided tape! lol
Try Happy Campers Extreem. Follow the directions and then follow up the regular treatment after you get the tank clear.
Also suggest using a clear adaptor on your sewer hose to let you know when the contents of the tank are clean while using the black tank flush.

https://www.amazon.com/EXTREME-CLEAN...+cleaner&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-RhinoFL...co+sewer+elbow
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Not sure exactly what the issue may be, however, once you get it solved....remember...WATER IS YOUR FRIEND! We always use plenty of water in the Black tank...and I never complain about dumping it or have any issues with it either! Hope I just didn't jinx myself

Finally, I use the bio method for treating my black tank...works for me. Not the only way to treat but one of the better ways.

Good luck with da pooper!
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:31 PM   #9
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I considered it but quite frankly, was afraid I'd get mad and break something and didn't want that to happen while camping! LOL. Now that we're home, I'll try it tomorrow.
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Yep, like in post 2 sounds like a partial poo pyramid

Our Outlaw is a Daybreak 3275 forward of the garage...the toilet drops directly into the tank. So any block would be either debris in the toilet neck or a sludge wall in the tank.

What floor plan do you have? Does the toilet drop into piping/plumbing or the tank?

*Either way, you will want to use large quantities of water to flush the poo path...a hydraulic cleaning. Flowing lots of warm (not hot) water into the toilet works best.

*A mechanical cleaning (a brush on a wand or snake) could be attempted if the water wash doesn't clear the block...brush with lots of water in the tank.

*Finally, I would fill the tank with water and add Dawn liquid detergent (an excellent grease cutter) then take a drive to mix well. Then let it sit for a few days and dump.

We did this once to give our new-to-us RV a super tank cleaning. And it should help with odors too.

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X2 on the Happy Camper Extreme. That stuff works. We use the regular Happy Camper as our black tank maintenance treatment.
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I think the worst part of this story is the fact you've only been out twice and you did keep the black tank valve closed until time to dump, that means if there is the dreaded pyramid of poo it belongs to the previous owners. Stranger poo
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RU saying the poo gets stuck in the drop tube? Have you taken "the stick" and determined how high off the bottom of the tank the poo gets stuck? If its in the tube can you see any ledges that would stop the poo after the poo goes down?

Let us know how far ABOVE the bottom of the tank the stuff gets stuck.
If its getting stuck ON the bottom of the tank you are not using enough water.

You say its your second trip out. Did you put about 5 gallons of water into the black tank BEFORE you left and BEFORE the first #2 use of the facilities?
If you didn't you need to add lots of water and let it dissolve all the "stuff" down there and dump again.
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Yep, like in post 2 sounds like a partial poo pyramid



*A mechanical cleaning (a brush on a wand or snake) could be attempted if the water wash doesn't clear the block...brush with lots of water in the tank.

*Finally, I would fill the tank with water and add Dawn liquid detergent (an excellent grease cutter) then take a drive to mix well. Then let it sit for a few days and dump.


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Add a half cup (to start then reduce to 1/4 cup there after)of Calgon liquid... that assists the Dawn to work..
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