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Old 04-01-2014, 08:26 PM   #1
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Black water holding tank explodes!

Here in Florida a guys holding tank exploded...anyone here of this happening,took about two months to order and install new tank.
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:28 PM   #2
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I certainly have not. And hope I never do again. But I am interestd in the details of how and why.
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:31 PM   #3
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I certainly have not. And hope I never do again. But I am interestd in the details of how and why.

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Old 04-01-2014, 08:34 PM   #4
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Find it hard to believe with a roof vent and other inlets.
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:34 PM   #5
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Probably had one of those macerator toilets. I hear they pressure up the black tank when flushed. I don't have first hand experience, just what I've read.

But that would suck big time to have that happen, I think I would request a new camper.
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:35 PM   #6
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Was he making a deposit at the time?
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:37 PM   #7
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Probably had one of those macerator toilets. I hear they pressure up the black tank when flushed. I don't have first hand experience, just what I've read.

But that would suck big time to have that happen, I think I would request a new camper.
With a roof vent?
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:56 PM   #8
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Coot, from what I have read, if the vent becomes clogged or if the water level gets high enough it creates pressure. This is the first time I have read anything about a tank exploding though.
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Coot, from what I have read, if the vent becomes clogged or if the water level gets high enough it creates pressure. This is the first time I have read anything about a tank exploding though.
I suppose freaky things can happen, but with the toilet inlet and the shower inlet, it just seems highly unlikely. Methane gas and an ignition source? Pretty far fetched.
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:22 PM   #10
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Did they mix two or more cleaning chemicals that they weren't supposed to? Wow... not a pretty pic.
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