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Old 05-06-2016, 09:04 PM   #1
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Toilet seems to be blocked. Help!,,

I noticed that yesterday when we flushed before going out that toilet bubbled water when flushed. Today when we flush nothing goes down. If I flush again it will overflow.The black tank is close to empty. No wand so what can I do to clear line. 10:03 at night. Thanks and hoping to get a solution.
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Is your toilet straight over the tank, or a line connection to it ?
Sure sounds like tank full ! Are you 100% positive your tank is nearly empty ?
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Go to Walmart, buy a toilet plunger. Shut off your water and while holding the flush lever open use the plunger.
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Get a small plumbing snake at a hardware store tomorrow, Tonight, use a coat hanger with a small hook to go from the top of the toilet and try to clear the blockage. Most toilet plugging problems is LACK OF WATER WHEN FLUSHING SOLIDS. After you get it unplugged, use lots of water when flushing solids and you'll avoid this happening again!
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Get a small plumbing snake at a hardware store tomorrow, Tonight, use a coat hanger with a small hook to go from the top of the toilet and try to clear the blockage. Most toilet plugging problems is LACK OF WATER WHEN FLUSHING SOLIDS. After you get it unplugged, use lots of water when flushing solids and you'll avoid this happening again!
X2. Happened to me when we were new. Cleared it with a coat hanger.
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Old 05-07-2016, 07:21 AM   #6
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Tried plunger and that didn't do it. I hate to out a snake in there and get it stuck. New at RV plumbing Toilet is the Dometic.
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Old 05-07-2016, 07:35 AM   #7
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Do you leave the black tank drain valve open? If so, you have the dreaded poo pile in the tank. You might have a couple of options, none of them are very pleasant. If you dump valve has been closed, then its possible construction debris is blocking the outlet. If this is the case you might try shoving a hose up thru the drain pipe, turn on the water and see what happens.
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Old 05-07-2016, 10:57 AM   #8
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A friend of mine got rid of the pile in the used trailer he bought by dumping in ice cubes and driving around for awhile.


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Old 05-07-2016, 11:11 AM   #9
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Plunger and snake will not likely work.

1. Be sure to leave the black tank valve closed till full, use lots of water when flushing solids.

2. If you trailer does not have a tank flush, go to an RV store and get a flushing wand that hooks to a garden hose (do not use your fresh water hose) Something like this Camco 40074 Flexible Swivel Stik with Shutoff Valve ... http://www.amazon.com/Camco-40074-Fl...+cleaning+wand or this Valterra A01-0184VP Master Blaster Tank Wand ... http://www.amazon.com/Valterra-A01-0...+cleaning+wand
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You can also back wash from black tank valve to get water to dislodge solids and flush...


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IF you can get your black water rinse hose into the toilet from the inside, put a "fireman's" type of nozzle on it and see if that works to push down anything that may be lodged. I have used a stick to dislodge large mater in the past I also let the black hose flush the tank for at least 10 minutes twice during the emptying process.
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You can also back wash from black tank valve to get water to dislodge solids and flush...


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This is what I have and it works great. You can see when the mater chunks stop coming out and you are down to the light brown water. I would recommend this for sure.
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I have a flush connection to clean out black tank. My blockage is between toilet and black tank. Will the tank flush help. Black tank was emptied and flush out 2 days ago.
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IMHO your going to have to use a stick, coat hanger, or small snake to dislodge this blockage. If your concerned about a snake, or the stick/hanger getting stuck due to it's end configuration, take black tape and wrap it around the business end and you'll have a smooth "battering ram" to break through the blockage. Others may say it wouldn't work--believe me it does. I've used it on mine and several friends that were experiencing exactly what your facing.
I don't see where the black water flush is going to help you much as your stoppage has got to be in the down tube and the black flush can't spray at an angle to reach up into that tube.
As a last resort, and I think it should be the last resort. put a high pressure nozzle on your flushing hose, open the toilet valve (with water off) and stick the nozzle a few inches into the toilet down tube and stuff a towel/rag around the hose to keep the water from backing up. Have someone turn on the water to the hose and keep pressure on the hose/rag and see if the high pressure will blast it out. Nothing you do here can physically harm the RV, the thing you don't want to happen is for the water to "blow back" and splash brown water every where or the blockage to not let go and your toilet start to fill up with brown water. To minimize these risks, have VERY good communication with the person outside turning the hose faucet on/off!!
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Possible issue with toilet

Just to share our experience...we bought a 2016 Wolf Pup and had toilet issues suddenly. Turns out when it was built, the pipe that went from the toilet to the tank was way too long. There was only about a half inch clearance from the bottom of the tank. Our dealer had to open it all up and cut off the pipe so things would go through.
We were gently using it--only #1, never #2 (solids). We had an expert flush it all out for us and he was totally stumped. Sure enough. It was built improperly!!
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IMHO your going to have to use a stick, coat hanger, or small snake to dislodge this blockage. If your concerned about a snake, or the stick/hanger getting stuck due to it's end configuration, take black tape and wrap it around the business end and you'll have a smooth "battering ram" to break through the blockage.
I say this again. A coat hanger work for me or try fish tape if you like. Don't be a fraidy cat. From what you described the blocking is in the pipe right below the toilet. Stick something down there and unplug it. Just do it!
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I say this again. A coat hanger work for me or try fish tape if you like. Don't be a fraidy cat. From what you described the blocking is in the pipe right below the toilet. Stick something down there and unplug it. Just do it!
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If you have a straight drop to the tank, hold the valve open with your water off and take your awning pull rod if you have one and shove it down to the tank using the hook end. Break up the pile of solids built up like a pit toilet at the bottom of your drop pipe. Break it up then fill tank with plenty of water and dump the tank. When you leave the camp fill the tank about half full so it will agitate on the way home.
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This isn't an answer for the immediate problem, but X2 on the flush wand. I have a tank flush system that I use every time I empty, but every couple months I use the flush wand inserted through the toilet. It's like a pressure washer for the tank. Works very well.


A tip if this helps....my exterior shower is located just outside the bathroom wall. I drilled a hole in the back wall of the shower head enclosure, and that way I can feed the flush hose in through the hole and it is only about 4 feet to the toilet. Makes doing the flush much easier-no need to drag the hose across the site and in through the door and down the hall etc!. I use a rubber stopper to plug the hole in the shower head enclosure when it's not being used.


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After problem solved

I've been RVing for about 7 years+ and each time I drain and flush my black tank I fill the toilet 5 times and flush out anything in its way. Have never had a problem following this procedure.

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