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Old 09-24-2016, 07:01 AM   #1
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Please please help!

I am new to the RV life and I am currently living in my 84 pace arrow(that does not run). Have been living here about 2 weeks and now my black tank will NOT drain and is backed up into the toilet. I have NO idea what to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Oh and yes we had the valve open, didn't know otherwise until today. TIA
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There is nothing wrong with the slide valve as it was open and draining. Also I can not take RV anywhere as it does not run. But the tank is now full to the point of water being up in toilet.
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I suspect that the pyramid of poo has blocked the discharge. Do you have access to a plumbers snake? You are going to need to snake the blockage and keep adding water to soften the now hardened solid waste to get it flowing again.

It will be tough guiding the snake from the toilet to the discharge but it would be a disaster if you ran the snake in the other direction.

After clearing the blockage try adding hot water and let it soak, repeat, repeat.

I remember reading about a chemical in a thread here that will soften the hard solids. Use the search feature for that thread.

The search feature will also return several threads on your problem.

Good luck.
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Take a look at this product

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f256/brea...er-308998.html
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Welcome to the forum.

Sounds like you kept the valve open all the time. If that was true , you need to keep it closed ( after you get it unclogged ) and only open it when dumping . This gives the solids time to liquefy.
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A double or triple dose of Happy Campers Extreme Tank Cleaner should correct your self-inflicted problem. You may also have to use a high pressure spray wand to help clean things up. This will not be a fun job so be prepared.

Once the tank has been cleaned and flowing correctly. Keep the valves closed until the tanks are full then dump the black tank followed by dumping the grey tank.

Never leave either tank valve open otherwise you are only asking for problems as you quickly discovered.

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This is what I have...Click image for larger version

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It doesn't seem to have a valve opener IDK I'm lost lol
On left of pic is grey tank handle but right side of pic there is no handle just a bolt with nut
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Pulling on that handle is what's used to open the valve.
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The grey tank has a handle but don't see any way to open black tank...sorry yall if I sound stupid have just never had this much trouble with anything before
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Your photo doesn't show all of that valve. Are you saying it doesn't have a tee handle ?
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The tee part is missing. It's hard to tell if the stem is fully extended. You'll need to try and attach something to the threads and see if you can pull the valve open.
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Are you sure the valve is open? That rod on the right side of the pic should have a T handle on it. Hard to tell from the pic (end of rod isn't shown) whether the rod is out (open) or not (closed).
OK, from the newer pics it looks like the valve is closed. You could try unthreading the T handle from your gray tank valve and putting it on the black tank, or get a nut to put on the the rod for the black tank to pull that out. You don't want to mess up the threads on the rod for the black tank, assuming they're not already messed up.
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