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Old 06-02-2023, 04:08 PM   #1
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Black Tank Wire?

My toilet constantly clogs up in my 2016 Ace 29.3. I put a camera down in it to see if there was a paper mountain. Theres some kind of cable or wire hanging inside the tank. Any idea what that is and should it be there? Iím going to try to get a picture of it. Looks like the paper catches on it and clogs up the stool. Appreciate any help I can get!
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Was able to get a few pics. No idea what that is. Certainly catches paper like crazy though.
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Old 06-04-2023, 06:48 PM   #4
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Owners have found all sorts of building scraps in heating AC vents , traps, pipes and tanks. Your pic is not all that focused ...not that I really want zoom into microscope mode lol. Maybe fell in or down the vent. Or previous owner tried to clear out tank cleaning tube with a wire.. Can you try an old school mechanics retrieval claw to see if it's just floating around in there or trapped in. If trapped can you just push it out of the way.
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Pictures too blurry .......... but there should not be any wire or cable hanging inside the black tank

Remove if possible.
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Old 06-05-2023, 04:24 AM   #6
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How far down is it? Can you reach it with hands, you'd get a better feel what it is.
You can get long sleeved disposable gloves ex. from Tractor Supply. I think they are called birthing gloves.
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How far down is it? Can you reach it with hands, you'd get a better feel what it is.
You can get long sleeved disposable gloves ex. from Tractor Supply. I think they are called birthing gloves.
YEP........go all the way up to your shoulder so you can dig in DEEP
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YEP........go all the way up to your shoulder so you can dig in DEEP

Yep, that's exactly what they did at the neighbor farm to the cow's rear end when they did artificial insemination. Being raised at a farm get used to a lot of things.
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I will use a hanger with the the hook part inserted and fish it out we electricians use it all the time any rigit wire will do. With the aid of camera you cant mis. Hope this helps
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Pictures too blurry .......... but there should not be any wire or cable hanging inside the black tank

Remove if possible.


Sorry about that. The little cheap borescope was struggling. I will try to remove the wire.
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I will use a hanger with the the hook part inserted and fish it out we electricians use it all the time any rigit wire will do. With the aid of camera you cant mis. Hope this helps


Iíll try to get it out!
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions!!
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Yep, that's exactly what they did at the neighbor farm to the cow's rear end when they did artificial insemination. Being raised at a farm get used to a lot of things.
Same thing for pregnancy checking. A large animal vet may let you have one or two
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