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Old 07-04-2011, 12:13 PM   #1
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Best way to unclog rv toilet?

Got a clogged rv toilet. I need some advice. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:18 PM   #2
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Do you know what's causing the clog? Is there something down there that shouldn't be there? Can you see the clog? If it's a normal clog try a plunger first, then try a chemical that can be used in plastic pipes, and lastly you may have to snake it out.
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Toilet or black tank or black tank valve?? If toilet, what brand and make??
A little more info would help.
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:32 PM   #4
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Thanks. Your advice worked.
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:42 PM   #5
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If your black tank is not full, Your problem is probably in the down tube from the toilet to the black tank. All the toilets that I had a problem with, had angled down tubes. After you get the stoppage cleared, Take a flashlight and shine down the tube. See if you can see the black tank. If it is angled into the black tank, you will have problems at times. If you have an angled tube you can make a tool to clear it. When you get it clear, measure the distance of the tube and add 20 in. Buy some 1/2 inch water line. The type they plumb most MH's with. (not the rigid but the type that comes in rolls.) Cap each end. Mark one end with a magic marker.(this is the dirty end) With this you can push the clog thru.
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:21 PM   #6
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If your clog is not man made it may get hung in your dump valve. Feminine products can clog toilets and dump valves.
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Do not use corrosive chemicals on stopped up drain piping. If it becomes necessary to take apart the piping then you will have a pipe or tank full of very nasty stuff that is also extremely caustic.

After 50 years of plumbing I can tell you that if a plunger does not work then use an electric drain snake. They are available at tool rental places.
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Old 07-05-2011, 04:44 PM   #8
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Hey guys, he solved his problem. Back off and go get a beer. Most RV toilets are right over the tank and you can see into the tank from the toilet when the valve is open and the water is not running. So what is all this BS about snakes and other devices. Get real.
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Mine apparently is angled so I appreciated all the different advice & hubby will be putting some of it to the test. So thank you!
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Mine apparently is angled so I appreciated all the different advice & hubby will be putting some of it to the test. So thank you!
Every RV I ever had was angled or PUMP type also
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Do like we dumb kids did in school and drop a cherry bomb in it,always good for a laugh
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Do like we dumb kids did in school and drop a cherry bomb in it,always good for a laugh
So was your post!
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Do not use corrosive chemicals on stopped up drain piping. If it becomes necessary to take apart the piping then you will have a pipe or tank full of very nasty stuff that is also extremely caustic.
All the plumbing in RV's today (or at least in my last ones since 1988) is usually plastic or nylon so all the chemicals should do is work on the plug.
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Hose

Cut the metal barb off of a hose and use the hose to ram the clog into the tank.

Chances are that the Clog is going to strike again when you drain, a back flush valve will come in handy.
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