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Old 03-11-2019, 09:40 PM   #1
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I boo boo'd with the black tank

I will say that I did boo boo (not poo poo, but then again) I did let the poop to water ratio become unbalanced in favor of the poo and had to spend time with the big shiny shop vac and the remnants of the remnants until I could get the ratio back into balance. The septic tank that we were dumping into was full, and evidently no great "whoosh" to flow out the semi-solids, then total stoppage at the next dumping. Back flow of water would create a "blurp" in the tank, but evidently it would then reseal the flow. Using a shop vac to pull suction at the discharge didn't work either, so I had swap ends in order to create enough room in the tank so that I could get into the tank with a high pressure nozzle to shred the remainder.

Now, all is grand in black tank land and my new 1.25 HP macerator just hums along.
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Are you a no chemical person?....just ask'n..
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Are you a no chemical person?....just ask'n..
Naaah, this problem came from my inattention during dumping by not making sure that the black tank did empty completely and that the back flush using the gray water was effective. A two week exposure to chemicals wouldn't have made any difference. Human error, plain and simple.
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So what you are telling us is that your black tank was constipated
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So what you are telling us is that your black tank was constipated
Good one! Lol!
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So what you are telling us is that your black tank was constipated

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That's funny
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What a "crappy" story. Glad you were able to work out your blockage. Hate when that happens.
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These are the kinds of posts needed here. It's a lesson learned, even if at somebody else's expense. We can all learn from one another errors. Good post. Thank you!
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Possibly a “FIBER” glass tank could have avoided the blockage
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I will be thanking the Powell’s for starting my day with a great chuckle. Just thinking of that shop vac suddenly grabbing the tank contents. (-: Thanks again.
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You just needed some laxative. It's called "Happy Camper" tank treatment! It dissolves everything so there's nothing left to clog the pipes!
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You just needed some laxative. It's called "Happy Camper" tank treatment! It dissolves everything so there's nothing left to clog the pipes!

Actually, I gave it an enema.
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