I started a new thread beacuse I think my last one got buried, but Well the saga of the two valves continues. It appears that there is something wrong with the second valve behind the wheels. It looks like it has been worked on before because the bolts are rusted and there is some type of white adhesive around the pipe.
I have a blockage there. I noticed it when dumping my blackwater tank. I heard it quit draining and I looked inside and there was still alot of sewage in the tank. I went underneath and pushed up on the tank and there is plenty in there! It was sloshing aroung real good!.
I took off the discharge hose and ran a snake "up" the pipe and it seemed to stop at that valve. I tried to run a hose up there to flush it out, but it stops there as well. I think the valve evne though it looks open, is not, or only partially open. When I run water "up" the drain pipe, it comes out clear, so I know it is not going into the tank, because it is full.
Problem is, my tank is full and I need to cut off that valve! I can get the honey dipper at our campsite and try and Pump it out through the toilet I think. Is that the best way?
Also, is there an easy way to "piece" in a new piece of pipe? I really dont want to disconnect everything at the place where it all comes out.
I think it is just black 3" sewer pipe and I would only need to fill in where the valve is, but how do I get couplers on there since everything is tight?
Any help will REALLy be appreciated. I am going to tackle this on Wednesday.