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Old 04-12-2016, 02:12 PM   #1
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Waste Tank - When Nothing Comes out!

I was going to dump my waste tank but when I pulled the handle nothing came out The cable appears stiff but does push in and out and does not feel broken. I researched the threads and found people with similar problems but never the solution as to what the potential problem could be. I am going to drop the bottom plastic but was wondering if there is any way to manually operate the valve if something is wrong with the cable. We do full time so I need to do something soon I always leave the valve closed until dumping and use the back flush after every dump.
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Old 04-12-2016, 02:15 PM   #2
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I would first try and back flush from the outlet. That would let you know if the valve is open and if something is clogging the outlet it will free it.


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Old 04-12-2016, 02:21 PM   #3
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I would first try and back flush from the outlet. That would let you know if the valve is open and if something is clogging the outlet it will free it.


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Are you suggesting that I purchase one of the clear back flush adapters that hooks directly to the outlet pipe?
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Are you suggesting that I purchase one of the clear back flush adapters that hooks directly to the outlet pipe?
Exactly, That's what I would do. I have one of those adapters in my black tank box so it would have been the first thing I tried.

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Are you suggesting that I purchase one of the clear back flush adapters that hooks directly to the outlet pipe?
Make sure you don't run too much water into the tank...especially if it's full. Just run enough to dislodge any solids that may be plugging the outlet.

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Old 04-12-2016, 04:00 PM   #6
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Make sure you don't run too much water into the tank...especially if it's full. Just run enough to dislodge any solids that may be plugging the outlet.

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Well if the valve is actually closed I will not be getting anything back. I would think I would know real quick if it is not clogged. You gave me a bad visual of a geyser going off in the bathroom
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I just wanted to add a caution...some folks have over-filled their black tank during a flushing/back flushing procedure. The "stuff" in the black tank will travel up the vent pipe and then flow off the roof. Any neighbors are usually annoyed by such occurance.

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If you remove enough of the coroplast to see the valve it will be obvious if it's connected & if not you can open the valve by pulling the stem with pliers. The outer sheath could also have came loose at the valve or behind the lever in the convenience center which will feel as if your operating the valve but just moving the outer sheath.
Running more water in there is probably easier but if you are nearly full it could get ugly quick. One other opinion is the vent it plugged either in the tank or on the roof. You could remove the vent cover & snake a hose down it to unplug. Good luck in finding the problem.
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That visual reminds me of those "gushers" in Texas - sort of...
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Can you give us a solution to your dilemma? Were there any gushers? Did you feel like Robin Williams in the RV movie?
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