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Old 05-12-2015, 06:08 PM   #1
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Black tank/Toilet issue

Last time out to my trailer at the campground, I noticed there was an issue flushing the toilet. When I shut the water off and looked down with the flush valve open, it looks like a part roll of toilet paper or something ended up down the toilet. I have no idea how it ended up there or for sure what it is. I did not fully realize what it may be until it got pushed down further in to the black tank.

My questions regarding solving this issue are about getting this object out before it disappears further in to the tank. I assume that I am going to have to take the toilet off to be able to reach down wiith some sort of tool or grabber to try and pull it back up. It is going to be a shitty job (pardon the pun) but I dont see any other way of getting it. Has anyone ever had to do this? The other question is regarding the toilet removal, are these toilets the same as a home toilet where you have a wax or similar type seal and does it bolt to a flange like a home toilet?

If it does use a wax seal, is it just a regular wax seal or would I have to get it from an RV dealer?

Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:21 PM   #2
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If you can see it, can't you just straighten out a coat hanger and try to hook it back out or it is all compressed?

Yes. Nearly identical to a home toilet. 2 bolts into a flange, but they don't use standard household type wax seals. They use a gasket that you'll probably need to pick up at your local RV shop. WallyWorld might carry them.. I dunno.. but they generally run around 6-10 bucks.
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:26 PM   #3
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Don't know your exact type of toilet, but this might get you going in the right direction:



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Old 05-12-2015, 06:40 PM   #4
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When you pull it and if you can save the gasket, get some Danco silicone paste and coat both sides of the gasket. It will make it easier to remove it should you happen to have a repeat removal plus save the cost of a new gasket.
DANCO 0.5 oz. Silicone Faucet Grease-88693 - The Home Depot
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:05 PM   #5
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Whatever the object is, it is down into the tank and I dont think a hook is going to be able to pull it back up. I am thinking some long locking pliers or some thing like that once I get the toilet off I should be able to reach.

Are the toilet seals standard size or do I need to know my toilt manufacturer? I think it is a Thetford but cant recall for sure. Are these the same as the foam rubber seals you can buy for home toilets?

God tip on the silicone OC, I hope I dont have a repeat of this but good idea while apart.
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