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Old 03-12-2014, 08:46 PM   #1
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Question grey tank problem

The grey tank in my 2005 Georgetown will not drain. I do not know where to begin to unclog it. I though about running a snake up the clean out pipe but the direction f the y where it branches with the black tank will not let me get a snake in the grey water tank. please help.
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:23 PM   #2
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With the crazy cold weather we have had in lots of the country, do you think it is frozen? That would be a lot of 'clog' in what is mostly clear water. Maybe food particles but should be nothing much more than that.
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:29 PM   #3
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The temp here the last few days have been in the 50's so I do not think it is frozen. Should be a small item but I cannot reach it.
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:38 PM   #4
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The temp here the last few days have been in the 50's so I do not think it is frozen. Should be a small item but I cannot reach it.
Sure sounds as though the disc has come loose from the handle and stem. Other possibility is the level system is indicating a false level. You can run a quantity of hot water in the tank and feel the hose with valvle open.
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:23 PM   #5
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I am having a similar problem with my Tecma electric toilet. I have a 2014 RB Berkshire. It seems after just one flush the electric tank indicated starts to indicate the holding tank is getting full. After just 5 flushes it turns red and stops flushing. If I go out and empty the tank it goes green only to turn yellow after just one flush again. I have flushed the black tank twice and it does not seems to have any affect Any ideas.
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:54 PM   #6
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Make sure the stack on the roof is clear and clean. if air don't get in, water don't come out.
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Old 03-13-2014, 05:54 PM   #7
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The last time you dumped the grey tank did flow like normal? If you think it is clogged due to a build up of food particles try a product called Unique RV Digest It. Never tried it in a gray tank however it will turn solids into almost clear looking in the black tank - you do have to leave it set for up to 24 hours for this action to take place.
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Thank you everyone! The tank was 3/4 full and clogged. I used a cap with a 3/4" hose connection and reversed the flow. That broke the clog and the tank emptied. I did spill a little on the ground but at least bit was only dirty water. In the process of cleaning the tank and sensors to keep it from happening again.
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Old 03-16-2014, 01:23 PM   #9
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What caused the clog?
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Can't be sure but think it was a build up of grease and possible leftovers from pots, pans, dishes. We are full timers so it gets lots of use!
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