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Old 06-07-2016, 11:31 PM   #15
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Ridex is a bio degrader. No harsh chemicals. The procedures I detailed worked for me with no damage to the system. My BT was as bad or worse than yours.

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Talk about fearing #2, we stopped at a Camping World to dump once. Only once. Quickly after pulling the handle, their built in hose came loose from the fitting that twists on to the outlet. Thus the phrase stink pickle in the shoe.

I have adapted to not standing in the line of fire when pulling the big handle.
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For $69 you can get your own color camera that will look in there at Harbor Frieght
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Old 06-15-2016, 07:25 PM   #18
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Adapters for black tank flushing

Here are some adapters for black tank flushing:

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...ack+tank+flush

I personally have used the Valterra unit and it works well.
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Try using one of these to back fill the tank...it may push through the clog...that being said be careful if you build up to much pressure you can pop the seal on these....had to fix mine once because I forgot to open the dump valve

The other suggestion is a good old fashion plumbers snake to break up the clog from the dump valve side. Be prepared to take poop bath if you try this however.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-39062-F...ack+tank+flush

I used this every time I was done camping if I had full hook up.

Basically I agree with the others....keep filling it with water and draining hopefully you can clear our the tank. It may take some time.
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If you get a couple baby pigs you can drop them down there. They'll just eat up that wall of poo in no time. Of course you'll have to figure out how to get out the pigs then. So forget that idea. Dung beetles maybe?
I like cleaning my tank via mechanical methods. Those high pressure spinning wand things work pretty well. My toilet dumps straight down into the black tank so the wand works very well on mine. The ridex works great. But it is not an over night fix. You can fill the tank with water and put a heavy dose of ridex in and let it sit a week and the poo mountain should be soft enough to break up.
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Try using one of these to back fill the tank...it may push through the clog...that being said be careful if you build up to much pressure you can pop the seal on these....had to fix mine once because I forgot to open the dump valve

The other suggestion is a good old fashion plumbers snake to break up the clog from the dump valve side. Be prepared to take poop bath if you try this however.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-39062-F...ack+tank+flush

I used this every time I was done camping if I had full hook up.

Basically I agree with the others....keep filling it with water and draining hopefully you can clear our the tank. It may take some time.
I have that adapter and did use it. No success. Not enough pressure from a garden hose . Only filled up from the adapter to the tank . I had to call the plumber and he used a pressure washer. No wand just a jet on the end of the hose.
Repeated plunging up and down the outlet allowed 2-3" of sludge on the bottom of the tank to drain slowly. After about 45minutes of this a rag (towel) came out. 16"x 4" . it had decomposed quite a bit combined with the pressure wash blast breaking it up. Ran camera down toilet and that tank is so clean now pigs could eat out of it!
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