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Old 10-31-2014, 11:46 AM   #15
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Susie welcome to Irv2.
At times MFG's will install the pipe to your black holding tank off set from directly over the tank, instead of a straight overhead drop into the tank.
This type needs extra water in bowl to push things alone to off set tank through the pipe. Most toilets foot pedals if you lift them will add water in bowl to add the extra water.
Many of us use Scotts paper because it dissolves as it would in your home septic system.
If you have a tank flush you will need to use it to brake down any build ups in your tank so everything drains when you empty the holding tank.
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Lots of good advice so far.
I'm wondering...When your toilet backs up...Does it go; beeeeep beeeeep beeeep?


Sorry couldn't help myself. :-)
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Lots of good advice so far.
I'm wondering...When your toilet backs up...Does it go; beeeeep beeeeep beeeep?

Sorry couldn't help myself. :-)
No, because you could smell it from a further distance than you could hear it
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Susie welcome to Irv2.
At times MFG's will install the pipe to your black holding tank off set from directly over the tank, instead of a straight overhead drop into the tank.
This type needs extra water in bowl to push things alone to off set tank through the pipe. Most toilets foot pedals if you lift them will add water in bowl to add the extra water.


Yep, that will certainly work!
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If the solid waste dump valve is left open, solids will build up where they drop in the tank. As full timers, we leave the gray water valve open just in case a faucet is left on (which would overflow the tank), but the black water valve closed. About every 5 - 7 days, just before taking showers, I close the gray water valve, take showers, open the black water valve until that tank empties, and close the black water valve. Then opening the gray water valve uses the shower water to flush the hose. The best way to clear a buildup of solids is to get one of those wands that attach to a hose and have a spinning spray head. You can get it at Walmart or any RV supply. With the black water valve open, stick the wand down through the toilet and move it around to wash out the tank. Use a lot of water.
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Bowel or bowl

Only one letter different but immense difference in meaning. I have a bowel movement into the toilet bowl. I saw somewhere a post by someone who ate his cereal from a bowel with milk. Euwww barf.
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Pour in a few gallons of boiling water. Repeat as needed. Works great.

We use a macerator. After the black tank is empty, I leave the black valve open, and than open the grey tank valve. After the tanks equalize levels, I close the grey and open the black and empty it. Then I repeat this procedure two more times. Cleans out blackie wonderfully.

What is this dreaded "triangle" that someone mentioned?
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I did purchase the Happy Camper powder to use after we've had it looked at. Thank you for the suggestions.
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Ever since we got our MH I have noticed it backs up easily. Yes I felt I was to blame. I watch how much TP is used but it's still backing up. Anyway in reading this thread I now see I have not been using it correctly. We have the curved elbow and to avoid using too much water just punching the pedal hard enough to see it drop. Well I see I'm not using enough water to get it past the elbow.

Thank you for your posts and my education. Now to get DH to realize it's not me... smiles
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Ever since we got our MH I have noticed it backs up easily. Yes I felt I was to blame. I watch how much TP is used but it's still backing up. Anyway in reading this thread I now see I have not been using it correctly. We have the curved elbow and to avoid using too much water just punching the pedal hard enough to see it drop. Well I see I'm not using enough water to get it past the elbow.

Thank you for your posts and my education. Now to get DH to realize it's not me... smiles
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