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Old 08-28-2014, 01:18 AM   #1
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Used wrong TP....toilet blocked.

Doing well the past 2 days. I used the wrong toilet paper, though.
Yesterday could reach in and unclog.....but the blockage is beyond. I plan on having a Pot -O-John company empty black and gray water as needed. The level in the panel reads "low" , iow 2/3 still empty. Will the P.O.J. Company be able to pull all that is blocking out?
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:20 AM   #2
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Port-O-John......
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:46 AM   #3
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I doubt they'll be able to suck it out, but I can understand your desperation.
I guess your best bet is to use a garden hose with a wand attached and keep at it. If your drain valve is stuck you could use a twist on valve on the outside to at least fill the tank up with water and then try to flush it out a few times.
But this is the first time I hear about tp causing a real issue, maybe something else went down that didn't belong there.
Here is a link to a recent thread reg. toilet paper on this forum RV Toilet Paper
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:54 AM   #4
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I doubt they'll be able to suck it out, but I can understand your desperation.
I guess your best bet is to use a garden hose with a wand attached and keep at it. If your drain valve is stuck you could use a twist on valve on the outside to at least fill the tank up with water and then try to flush it out a few times.
But this is the first time I hear about tp causing a real issue, maybe something else went down that didn't belong there.
Here is a link to a recent thread reg. toilet paper on this forum RV Toilet Paper

The water in the bowl won't go down at all. And I reached in as far as I could...the blockage is lower. I do have a black tank flush system outside...but need a "sewer" for the stuff to go.
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I could get further into the tank with a hose from the toilet? What is a "wand"?
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Oh boy, you're in trouble.
If you could get the guys to stick around and try to suck and then fill up and flush a few times but it could easily take an hour or more and it might cost more than driving to the next sani dump where you could take all the time you need.
Make sure they use a breather on their suction hose or else they will do a lot of damage to your system.
But remember the drain valves are blade valves and you don't want to force it shut and wedge something in that could damage it or keep it from closing properly, so using a twist on valve on the outside is probably still a viable option. You definitely need patience.
Even though it's not the prettiest topic, I'm curious how you'll get it fixed.
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I could get further into the tank with a hose from the toilet? What is a "wand"?
http://www.amazon.ca/Valterra-Produc...tic+rinse+wand

You can also find it at RV dealerships and maybe even Walmart.

Also if the tank is not completely full, you could try and dump a couple bags of ice in the toilet and water and then take the trailer for a spin. The ice in combination with water can work wonders on caked on stuff.
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Now I'm scared...this is a destination trailer so it stays and the help comes to us. Would a plumber know what to do? i'll try the ice, but have to empty the bowl first.
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You probably have a (WATER) prob. not a Paper issue! First Forget the gauge,next use lots of water after using the Toilet. Saving water and (Black Tanks) is a Recipe for disaster! Call the Honey Wagon and hook up while using the Black tank flush,it will be a Slow process but it can be done! Youroo!!
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So wait, I'm confused--you're hooked up to a sewer line at your site, or no? And if you are, what's happening when you pull your black tank valve? Like nothing comes out? When you say that the water won't go down at all--so is the tank full? Like someone said, your sensors could be lying to you. So what happens when you try to dump--that's the first question...

2 types of TP are usable: "RV" toilet paper and Scott tissue. That's it...
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