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Old 06-28-2013, 07:32 PM   #1
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black tank leaking from flushing plug

I have a Flagstaff 23LB and i noticed a sewer smell in the back of the trailer. I discovered that water was dripping from the flushing plug. I don't know if it was factory made like it or if it was repaired after but it doesn't look like the rv dealer says it supposed to look like. How can i get a plan for repairing it with the right parts?
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:02 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!

I can't see any support of the piping to the tank flush and would suspect that may be the cause that the tank flush mounting flange separated from the tank. I would think that the tank flush could be cleaned up and re-cemented in place but you need to secure the piping.

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Old 06-28-2013, 11:10 PM   #3
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Thank you for your answer. There is a bracket on the V below the frame but maybe its not enough. Do you know if this was Factory-made? And what should i use to glue it?
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:34 AM   #4
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The piping looks like DIY...I believe that the factory installation would be a flex line, check valve and a fitting mounted on the side of the camper. I can't answer your question in regards to the glue you would need to use...a hardware store should be able steer you in the right direction.

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Old 06-29-2013, 10:44 AM   #5
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Would clean it real good, let it dry and maybe try some Permatex RTV silicone and hold it in place some way for at least 12 hrs without moving. Maybe drill a hole in the flange and silicone a sheet metal screw to hold it.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:58 AM   #6
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Ewwwwwwww, but all kidding aside, I would suggest using a marine sealant. I have two boats and use 3M 4200 and 5200 sealants for anything that's under the water line on my boats. They take awhile to set, but once set correctly, it's just about permanent.

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Old 07-01-2013, 05:31 AM   #7
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That set-up you have with copper piping and teflon taping is a 'Harry Homeowner" rigging. You can get all those parts at a plumbing supply store easily. As mentioned by dave_monica, you really need to support that flush line better. The weight of it bouncing up\down prolly loosened it up. Take everything apart and start at the tank fixture. The tank is ABS plastic so whatever you use has to adhere to that. Once that is sealed up real well, re-plumb and support all that crap. Good luck.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:48 PM   #8
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Thank you all for your advices! It's a really "shitty" job to pull out the pipe out of the tank! How can i completely flush the black tank to ensure all the "mud" is gone? Because I flushed the tank for an hour and there's still plenty of it!
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I would replace the copper line with either plastic or pvc and good supports.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:54 PM   #10
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This looks like an older version of the Tornado Tank Flush which uses plastic hose.

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