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Old 07-21-2013, 09:19 AM   #1
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Black water tank leak?

I recently discovered some black water waste in the compartment where my black water tank is located. It appears to have been there for quite awhile.It's at the end where the vent pipe is located. We have been experiencing some very humid weather and I think condensation activated it, because the odor seemed to appear suddenly out of no where. I have a 1993 Passport by Cobra. Wondering if anyone has some thoughts as to what I might be facing here...Thank you.

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Finding an accessing the leak is the challenge. If you can get at it, most likely it can be repaired easily enough. Usually a plumber's epoxy will work - it is compatible with ABS and similar plastics used on the tanks.

If its a joint such as where the vent enters the tank, it may be sufficient just to caulk it with a good sealer.

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Old 07-21-2013, 02:58 PM   #3
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Black water tank leak?

This may be wishful thinking, but I may have found the problem. I discovered the vent cap is missing. We have had a lot of rain recently. Some storms have produced 3 plus inches. I'm thinking these rains may have filled the tank and perhaps the vent pipe isn't sealed properly at the tank and some waste "oozed" out into the compartment where the tank is. Going to install a new vent cap and keep an eye on it and go from there.
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:18 PM   #4
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Let us know how it works out and if that solved the problem.
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