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Old 04-24-2020, 06:38 AM   #1
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Flushable Wipes

Cottenele Flushable wipes say they are safe in septic tank systems..I assume they'll be ok for the black tank. True or false?
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Old 04-24-2020, 06:43 AM   #2
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DONT do it! Unless you want to carry your Black Tank Contents around as long as your Wipes would be in your Septic Tank tooo Dissolve! Youroo!!
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Old 04-24-2020, 06:49 AM   #3
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I will have a permanent lot and will keep the TT there year round..
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Old 04-24-2020, 06:53 AM   #4
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Your TT has a holding tank, not a septic tank. Those wipes can get stuck on the valves and make it impossible to completely close the gate valve.
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RV safe toilet paper, tank chemicals and whatever comes out of you are the only things that should ever go down an RV toilet.
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Flushable wipes are NOT safe in a septic system (from experience) and NOT safe in an RV system... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Most regular toilet paper is fine though.

Do not leave your black tank valve open even on a permanent site, dump when full.


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Ask any metro sewer district- there is no such thing as flush-able wipes.

If it can hold together in the container and be wet and do it's job for you- it will hold together (not break down) in the black tank, dump valves and sewer system.
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They are only save if you are on a public sewer system. They are NOT safe for a septic system--therefore, not good for your black tank.

Same is true for all "bathroom" and baby wipes.

We had our sewer back up because the person we purchased our home from used these things all the time. The tank was full of them. Fortunately, there was a screen too our leach field and they didn't "flow" into that.
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Flushable wipes are NOT safe in a septic system (from experience) and NOT safe in an RV system... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Most regular toilet paper is fine though.

Do not leave your black tank valve open even on a permanent site, dump when full.



and if you must dump and your black tank isn't full, top it off with water first
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I would definitely not use them. If you want to see for yourself. Put one wipe in a container of water and some TP in another container of water. Wait a day and look at them. Wipe will get stuck on many things in the system and will cause issues before they disintegrate.
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do not use flushable wipes they really arent flusable. had a contractor that was staying in the camping portion of the resort i work for use them. besides complaints from the sewer district(the resort and only about 20 houses are on it) we had to unclog the sewer line for that sit 5 times and each time that was what was pulled out
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Cottenele Flushable wipes say they are safe in septic tank systems..I assume they'll be ok for the black tank. True or false?
1st time TT owner..
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No, nope, nada, unh unh. You said you’re a 1st time TT owner.

There’s no negotiation here.

timfromma identified it all.
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Used Costco septic safe tp. Not a good plan! Took a lot of effort to get rid of it.

Went to Scott rv paper at Walmart! Seems better.

No way on wipes! Trash can only. Same with baby wipes.

It is a really bad feeling when you open the black drain valve and only get a trickle. I rinsed for hours. Then filled the tank and went for a 300 mile ride.

Cleared out. Ducked a bullet I think.
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Local TV station has aired multiple stories of so called flushable wipes. They don't dissolve & just plug up pipes & sewer treatment facilities. Don't even think of flushing them, down the toilet or into your black tank or into a septic system.
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Used Costco septic safe tp. Not a good plan! Took a lot of effort to get rid of it.

Went to Scott rv paper at Walmart! Seems better.

No way on wipes! Trash can only. Same with baby wipes.

It is a really bad feeling when you open the black drain valve and only get a trickle. I rinsed for hours. Then filled the tank and went for a 300 mile ride.

Cleared out. Ducked a bullet I think.
I am really surprised that you were Ever able to get rid of "Used Costco TP"! Youroo!!
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“Flushable” wipes put food on my table. Just about anything is flushable. I have several pictures of many of these things on my phone for sharing with my plumbing friends. I’m not sure if they would be suitable for posting here, though.

99% of the sewers I snake involve flushable wipes. They just don’t go away until I pull them out. Even the “Septic-Safe” wipes stay in one big piece. My most aggressive cutting heads don’t even chop them up — they just wrap around the blades and turn into a big ball of money for me.

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I think everyone is unanimous here about flushing those things. And that's why I have a little trash can with a foot pedal for those very useful things that you don't want to mess up RV systems and septic systems, and municipal treatment plants with.
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they just wrap around the blades and turn into a big ball of money for me.
Hahahahah!!!!!
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“Flushable” wipes put food on my table. Just about anything is flushable. I have several pictures of many of these things on my phone for sharing with my plumbing friends. I’m not sure if they would be suitable for posting here, though.

99% of the sewers I snake involve flushable wipes. They just don’t go away until I pull them out. Even the “Septic-Safe” wipes stay in one big piece. My most aggressive cutting heads don’t even chop them up — they just wrap around the blades and turn into a big ball of money for me.

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I’ve been waiting for your expert testimony since I’ve seen some of your posts warning about these things.
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Go ahead, we service plumbers will happily take your money. As a camper / homeowner, don't do it, no such thing as a flushable wipe, makeup wipe, etc. Only TP and what comes out of your body should go down the drain.
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