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Old 10-08-2010, 12:40 PM   #1
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Clogged head

What do the experienced travelers recommend to dissolve paper in the head which shouldn't have been placed there in the first place??

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Old 10-08-2010, 12:51 PM   #2
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Couple of packets of the blue deoderizer, a couple of bags of ice and a few gallons of water. Drive on some crooked roads for a hour or so, then add LOTS of water and flush when the tank is nearly full.
The crystals ought to be put in a couple of days early with a lot of water so they can start dissolving the paper.

The entire key to the whole toilet operation (IMHO) is water, a LOT of water and dump only when it is more than half full.

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Old 10-08-2010, 01:44 PM   #4
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Ditto the water. Plus a bit of time.

Assuming it is paper intended for toilets, a good dose of water with a couple of days to soak should decompose things enough to clear the tank.

As Doc noted, don't drain the tank until it is at least half full. So add water to get it at least half full, wait a couple of days, then dump and you should have a reasonably clear tank.

If you have stationary or other stuff in the tank that isn't intended for the sewer, then you'll need to fish it out.

I think some folks get overly concerned about RV toilet paper. There really aren't many brands or types of toilet paper sold these days that won't decompose rather rapidly (there's even an add with some bears talking about the problem of tp that decomposed rapidly enough to leave bits).

The key is to make sure you keep enough water in your black tank when in use to cover any solids. Water conservation is great but there is a point where it goes too far. Water serves many purposes in the black tank.
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