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Old 05-21-2013, 10:22 AM   #1
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Wink A black tank "Must"

Pick up a female-to-female garden hose adapter. It's a "must have" for back preasuring a wad of solids out of your black water tank outlet should it get plugged at the tank. Just put your sewer hose cap (the one with the hose nipple on it) on the sewer outlet. Hook the garden hose to it using the female-to-female, then force the wad back into the tank to get it flowing again. If the wad is stubborn, dump some "Crystal HEAT" drain cleaner down the toilet overnight and let it sit, then back pressure your tank. Works well. OF course if you use the right kind of TP and not too much of it, keep good bacteria in the tank, and dump it before it gets too full, you probably won't encounter this situation, BUT, TP use can be a problem so pick up the adapter before you need it.
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Thanks, good Idea. I already keep a separate hose different color) for use if working on sewer.
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Pick up a female-to-female garden hose adapter. It's a "must have" for back preasuring a wad of solids out of your black water tank outlet should it get plugged at the tank. Just put your sewer hose cap (the one with the hose nipple on it) on the sewer outlet. Hook the garden hose to it using the female-to-female, then force the wad back into the tank to get it flowing again. If the wad is stubborn, dump some "Crystal HEAT" drain cleaner down the toilet overnight and let it sit, then back pressure your tank. Works well. OF course if you use the right kind of TP and not too much of it, keep good bacteria in the tank, and dump it before it gets too full, you probably won't encounter this situation, BUT, TP use can be a problem so pick up the adapter before you need it.
You shouldn't ever have a "wad of solids" in your tank. If you do, you are doing it wrong.
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^^^^ I would view that suggestion as an emergency measure resulting from someone' putting something where it did not belong.
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if you hold your feet off the floor and sing god bless america then you will be doing it right
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Be careful with pressure, you can also blow apart the valve or blow the hose adapter off the bayonet fittings and get brown sludge all over yourself. An adjustable pressure regulator is a good idea. I recommend getting a Flush King or similar device with a transparent elbow so you can see what is going on while doing said aggressive flushing.

I got the dreaded solids plug once because my black dump valve didn't quite close all the way and I camped for a weekend with a sewer line hooked up. The slow drip out of the tank meant it never got enough water and I got a poo plug right at the valve.
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But.....

Tried that, everything went back up the washer drain. Watch out!
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Yeah you have to use a short blast, not a long one for sure. Has nothing to do with doing it right. If water seeps past the tank valve gate for whatever reason, bad gate, bad seal, not pushed in all the way, etc, and your tank doesn't hold/have water when you dump it, it'll almost always clog. Just an emerg, measure and it works. Had to help my bud who forgot to close his gate all the way. Fortunately I had an adaptor. It's one of those things that you should never need, but if you do, it's invaluable. Get one or don't. Just info for the wise.
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