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Old 01-09-2012, 09:06 PM   #1
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Black water tank stuckup with to much granddaughters toilet tissue

On recent trip to visit Granddaughters, the little ones stuffed too much toilet paper in toilet, hence causing black water tank to be clogged. Anyone have remedies for this situation? Thanks
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Fill the black tank to 3/4 full with water, drive around making a lot of turns to stir it up then dump it as soon as possible and see if that helps.

If that doesn't help you might have to contact a company that cleans out septic tanks and have them clean it out.

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Fill the black tank to 3/4 full with water, drive around making a lot of turns to stir it up then dump it as soon as possible and see if that helps.
If anyone convinces you to open the valve and poke, or utilize a shop vac, please video for your friends at iRV2

Seriously, is this a time for the ice trick? I mean, if the ice fails, it'll automatically transition to the water method just described.

Or, you could try what this Class A is doing... Yup, that'll break it loose

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Water, water & more water. Let it sit for a while to get all soaked, add more water & then drive around as previously suggested. The paper should eventually dissolve, even if there's a lot of it.

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Unless you are in a hurry, put in a package of septic tank bacteria. A little sugar with it will help get it started faster. Warm, not hot water will help on that too.
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We had the same problem in our 5th wheel. It took several pots of boiling water to get the pile broken up. Then, after dumping, we put ice cubes into the toilet, flushed it into the black tank, then drove it around, the ice scraping everything in the talk. It took several bags of the ice method to finally get it all cleaned out! Lesson learned: NEVER leave the black talk valve open when hooked up to the sewer, ALWAYS let the tank fill up then dump!!!
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I use a combination of 99 cent store fabric softner and clothes washing detergent, about a cup of each and then fill the tank and let sit for a couple days. If you can drive it around that way so much the better to stir it up.
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http://www.rv-digest-it.com/

Many of us swear by this stuff. Check it out.
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I'm kind of confused here. Toilet paper, at least the kind you should be using in an RV, dissolves in a matter of minutes.

Me thinks there is more down there than an excess of toilet paper. Newspaper or paper towels, would clog, but not TP IMHO.

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Boltdave,

If you open the toilet flapper and look down there with a flashlight, do you see any tp? If you have the kind of plumbing I do- there is a 90 degree pipe turn before it terminates in the black tank...I had to take a coat hanger once and break up the tp that had collected down there. Once I got that all going, I just kept using my Flush King and repeatedly flushed the tank untill I saw nothing through the clear plastic on my flush device. Good luck.
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What kind should be used in an RV? I use the same 2 ply from Sam's that I use in my house.
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You can use any kind that says Septic Safe. We also use a product called Unique. It is enzyme based and produces nothing but liquid when we dump. No paper present.
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Add water... put in some RIDEX... wait a few days... drive around and it should come out.

RIDEX works great, fast and cheap...
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Add water... put in some RIDEX... wait a few days... drive around and it should come out.

RIDEX works great, fast and cheap...

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