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Old 07-06-2008, 06:29 PM   #1
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The drain valve was left open and paper towels may have been used once. So here I am with the toilet plug that won't unplug. I have ran a snake down several times with no luck. Any suggestions ?
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The drain valve was left open and paper towels may have been used once. So here I am with the toilet plug that won't unplug. I have ran a snake down several times with no luck. Any suggestions ?
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:21 AM   #3
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Sorry, kind of confused. Is your drain valve plugged or is the toilet not draining?
If the black tank drain valve not working properly, then the only suggestion I can make is to get a mobile pumping company to come out and pump the tank out. Then it is a dirty , but simple, matter of removing the drain valve and fixing it.
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:02 PM   #4
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The toilet will not drain. I think the valve is working. The strange thing is when I flush the system from out side,the water will drain but the toilet remains full. Also the sensor reads emty.I'm hoping that I will not have to pull it all apart from below.
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Old 07-07-2008, 04:43 PM   #5
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It sounds like you got something blocking below the toilet. We went five days once in Canada and it happen to me. Paper had jamed the pipe below the toilet. I put a lot of chemicals in the toilet and waited a week. That got it..
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Old 07-07-2008, 06:05 PM   #6
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T T RICK: i once had a similar problem. the tp was up to the flush valve and would not go down while flushing normally or with the spray cleaning tool. i had to get a 3ft broomstick, tape a doubled up old toilet paper or paper towel roll to it (to keep the stick from poking a hole in the bags), wrap it in 2 large plastic garbage bags and use it to poke the toilet paper, ect, into the tank. it was a stinky, messy operation. turn off the water pump before opening the toilet drain valve. if you have ceiling vent fans turn them off also. the fans will suck large amounts of odoriferous air through the toilet and into the coach. when done, unroll the bags inside out and dispose of them in the trash. i keep my poop stick in the basement just in case this happens again. it helps to use 1 ply tp and to get the dw to use less tp and more water for each flush. some of the things we do for love...
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Ok Guys, I just had my Rv toilet plug up and the holding tank was empty. A wadd of paper the size of a foot ball was at the bottom of the hole into the tank. I used a long pole to move it to the side in the tank.
So I think I will start putting about 10 gal. of water in the wast holding tank before starting a trip. I think all the traveling down the road will break up that football. I just don't think we have much water in the tank to flush out all the paper.
In any case just add a lot of water and it will break up. GOOD LUCK
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Dump in a bag of ice along with the water while driving to help stir things up.
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For some reason most toilet drains seem to have at least one 45 degree bend about one foot below the toilet valve and it becomes a place for paper to hang up. I've had that with a Class A and now a FW. When I used a snake, it just made a big enough hole to pass thru the jam, and it self-sealed when pulled out. Ultimately, it will decompose enough to go through. If you can't wait, you need to find something larger than a snake, but still flexible, to push the wad thru to the tank. Try a 4" chimney brush with one flexible wand from Lowes or HD.
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