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Old 12-23-2020, 08:14 PM   #1
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2021 alpha wolf black tank clog

I just bought a 2021 alpha wolf a couple month ago and itís my first rv. There seems to still be standing water under the toilet when I flush. I drained the black tank and some sewer came out but thereís still standing water under the toilet. Iím just wondering if I have a clog how do I fix it? Iíve used only rv toilet paper and very minimal to say the least. I tried to stick a thin brush wand down the toilet but it felt like I was hitting something hard and wouldnít go any further, please help, I also have dumped a fair amount of orange tst max into the toilet in hopes of dissolving any solids
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Old 12-23-2020, 09:39 PM   #2
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How much water have you been flushing with? That's more important than the tank additives. Many newbies don't use enough water, thereby forming the dreaded Poo Pyramid.
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Old 12-23-2020, 09:52 PM   #3
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Adding to bikendan's reply and the fact your Alpha Wolf is not very old. The holding tanks in trailers are usually longer and wider than they are deep. So most rv's it's not far from the ball valve to the bottom of the black tank directly under it. Some others have a pipe with a 90 degree elbow below the ball valve, that distance will not be much either. Attached below are pictures of typical black / grey water and fresh water tanks.
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Old 12-24-2020, 09:40 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum its a great place to get your questions answered. What is the black tank indicator reading? I agree with the previous posts water is your friend.
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Old 12-24-2020, 02:22 PM   #5
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I just bought a 2021 alpha wolf a couple month ago and itís my first rv. There seems to still be standing water under the toilet when I flush. I drained the black tank and some sewer came out but thereís still standing water under the toilet. Iím just wondering if I have a clog how do I fix it? Iíve used only rv toilet paper and very minimal to say the least. I tried to stick a thin brush wand down the toilet but it felt like I was hitting something hard and wouldnít go any further, please help, I also have dumped a fair amount of orange tst max into the toilet in hopes of dissolving any solids
not all heads are straight drop, some have 90 degree elbows under the toilet. You might be hitting that, if you have to just pull the toilet and take a look, not hard to do.
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Old 12-24-2020, 02:22 PM   #6
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Fill the tank with 15 gallons or so of water and drive to your pump out. A clear elbow coming out of the drain connection lets you see when your water is running clear. Flush until you have nothing but clear water. Turn your pump off, and stick a dry disposable broomstick down the toilet until you hit bottom. The wet section will tell you how much water you have left in the tank. If you have a pyramid of poo, then use the stick to stir and soften. Look up the Geo method. It is cheap, easy, and effective. TST works fine too. I don't know where you're from, but is it possilbe your drains are frozen? If it is possible, make that 15 gallons of hot water. Merry Christmas
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Could you be parked on a slope, with the water outlet on the high side? Easy to retain an inch or more on the low side.
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I've been using a quart of Calgon laundry water softener with a bottle of Dawn dish soap about every month or so. Put it in when your tank is empty and let it fill up with normal use. Loosens up most everything and allows it to be flushed out. I found this on this site years ago.
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can we get a pic of that to identify the problem?
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Old 12-25-2020, 01:47 PM   #10
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While I don’t presently own one of these I plan on getting one: for under $50 you can get an inspection camera from Amazon.
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Old 12-25-2020, 10:37 PM   #11
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I have the DEPSTECH Wireless Endoscope from Amazon, $35.99, wifi to my smart phone, I have scoped sewer lines, ceiling in the RV for potential water leak, walls, finding dropped socket and bolts in engine, scoped my engine cylinder and valve condition, you can scope a rabbit hole with this thing.
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