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Old 09-11-2018, 12:53 AM   #1
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Unplug a toilet

I have a domestic toilet that wonít drain.
What can I do?
I have tried a snake, plunger and adding 3-4 extra cleansing packets

Thanks
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Old 09-11-2018, 02:03 AM   #2
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They make a product to dissolve solids, it's called something like digest, you can get it at CW. Give them a call. I had a problem years ago, I left my black tank open and it turned like concrect, had to let it sit for 24 hrs, but it did work. If it's a piece of junk or the valve be ready for a nasty job.
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:11 AM   #3
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We had a problem a few weeks ago while we were camp hosting at a local state park. We had several young tween girls for a few days and the dreaded TP teepee (clogged) occurred. We tried using the hose to unblock the clog, we added lots of packets of stuff that was supposed to clear it, but nothing worked. Finally, DH got on YOUTUBE and found a video that showed how to unclog. He made a "tool" using a 3/8" piece of flexible PVC attached to a regular water hose and it would go down into the tank and bend around and poke holes into the clog. It worked like a charm and took less than 10 minutes to completely clear it once he had the tool made. (That did take 2 trips to Lowe's).
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Do you own a Flush King? They work pretty good from my experience, money well spent
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Old 09-11-2018, 11:06 AM   #5
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Has the toilet ever flushed correctly?

If you shine a light down it with the flush valve open, what do you see?
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Old 09-11-2018, 11:50 AM   #6
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I have a domestic toilet that won’t drain.
What can I do?
I have tried a snake, plunger and adding 3-4 extra cleansing packets

Thanks
When you say "won't drain" do you mean the actual toilet bowl is plugged up or do you mean the tank won't drain when you open the valve underneath the trailer?

If it's the bowl itself, I had the same issue one time. Bought one of these and it cleared it up easily.

https://www.amazon.com/Valterra-A01-.../dp/B000BGHYE8

I suggest wearing gloves and possibly bringing a large garbage bag to put it in after you're done so it doesn't drip on your floors.
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:01 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone. We finally got it open
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:05 PM   #8
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You can easily make a "wand" for cleaning out of Schedule 40 PVC, an End Cap and a Female Hose Adapter. Total cost about $5.00 from any of the big box lumber stores.
Add your angled hose adapter with the "hose splitter" attached and you have an on/off
switch for the water flow. Drill 4-8 little holes in the cap after it's glued on and stick it
down the toilet.
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:10 PM   #9
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Glad to see you got it working. Which part was clogged? At the toilet, or at the drain valve? Back when we first started camping we had an incident where one of the kids flushed their pull-up. Surprisingly, our teenage niece that was camping with us at the time volunteered to go in after. So, I got her a set of Nitrile gloves and she went in after it. That one would have been a big issue if it wasn't stuck right under the toilet.

For just TP at the valve, I've found that filling the tank with liquid and letting it sit for a bit (like overnight) will often help it self correct. The TP will break down eventually.
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:35 PM   #10
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It was at toilet drain. Tank was empty
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