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Old 01-15-2013, 06:32 PM   #15
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and you are from what city in Montana????
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:49 PM   #16
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What 90 Degree El?

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You should retrieve the fork. Especially if there are 90 degree el's in the waste water drain system. I doubt the fork would go around the corner, but you can bet the toilet paper will catch on it. Then you will have a real problem.
I don't have my schematic in front of me, but you should have no el fittings.
Your toilet drops waste (and forks) directly into the holding tank.
Your dump valve sits directly in line with the waste-tank outlet.
Just fill the holding tank full so you get a really good dump, and the fork will be carried from the tank into the sewer hose. It will hang up in the hose, or in the 90 degree elbow at your adapter on the end of your sewer hose where your wife can easily reach it.
Clean it up good before the next rally.
I am assuming this is a cheap, stainless steel utensil. Or is this real silverware?
Is the mission really a fork recovery operation?
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:50 PM   #17
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and you are from what city in Montana????


You are the first to notice that!

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Old 01-15-2013, 07:54 PM   #18
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Put me down on the side of those who say "get it out". Although a typical dinner fork is fairly heavy versus it's size, "things" happen, so to say. It can move, or be moved, and if it gets left in the guillotine valve that closes the black tank, I believe that it could create serious problems.

So, buy a love pair of those yellow gloves, man up, and reach in.

The black tank isn't that deep, and if you haven't created turbulence in the tank, why wouldn't it be directly below the toilet?

Or, in other words, it's probably no big deal. Hold your breath and reach in for glory!
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:57 PM   #19
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Yes Maggie, BAAMbi7 shot the moon. Hilarious!

What is suitable for re-use is a personal preference. I wouldn't hesitate to rinse it off and then soak it 5 minutes in a small bit of household bleach diluted 1:10 with water. And willingly would make it my personal fork.

I replaced a dentist on the staff of the local VA Medical Center in 1975. My predecessor was trying in a bridge three teeth long. While reaching in the patient's, um, macerator, the bridge slipped out and fell down the drain into the, uhh, digestor. Chased with a high fiber diet, the bridge made it through more than one el and then into the (sheesh) black tank. The sun rose, birds sang, and, as we return to our drama, the patient proudly brought it in to be sterilized and cemented into place. That fella no doubt retold the story countless times!

Something to be learned from the strangest situations ...
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:09 PM   #20
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Our black tank begins with a sort of platform under the toilet. I think.

Or, it's very shallow, you can't see much and, umm, stuff sometimes settles there if you don't use enough water when you flush solids.

If it is a 30 gallon tank, there is something else down there besides what we see when we flush and clean.

Minus any indication of obstruction, I'm going to just believe our utensils have moved on out.


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Old 01-15-2013, 10:08 PM   #21
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Not exactly the same, but this thread brings to mind a testimonial for Tilley Hats:

"Elephant trainer Michael Hackenberger of the Bowmanville (Ontario) Zoo, had his Tilley Hat snatched from his head and eaten by an elephant. Three times. Michael later would find and pick up his Hat, wash it thoroughly, and wear it. He had declined to accept a new Tilley Hat in order that we may have his well-traveled Tilley for our museum. (We were secretly pleased!)" --Alex Tilley, Ontario

You may wish to keep the rescued fork as a trophy from the "dark side" -- or, not...
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:38 AM   #22
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For the cost of a wax seal, you can remove the commode and see down into the void with a flashlight, Spot the fork after draining and retrieve it. Now replace commode.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:00 AM   #23
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I would ignore it. I can get a new fork at goodwill.

Actually on our 61 the dump valve is directly below the toilet and points straight down so it wouldn't be too hard to get.
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Or, in other words, it's probably no big deal. Hold your breath and reach in for glory!
If you choose this solution please post photos
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:30 AM   #25
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Reading this thread I'm starting to ask myself do a really want to buy an Airstream and deal with these kinds of crappy issues.
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I lost a toothbrush down the turlet right after I brought the trailer home. (It was an '86 Sovereign) I had the cleanest black tank EVER after that whole thing! It finally came out the dump valve on its own after pushing it around with a hanger into the right direction. I used a plumber's scope to look into the tank. It was nasty, but I didn't want to leave it in there to collect toilet paper, etc.
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Reading this thread I'm starting to ask myself do a really want to buy an Airstream and deal with these kinds of crappy issues.
A whole lot less trouble in a black tank than home plumbing
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I lost a toothbrush down the turlet right after I brought the trailer home. (It was an '86 Sovereign) I had the cleanest black tank EVER after that whole thing! It finally came out the dump valve on its own after pushing it around with a hanger into the right direction. I used a plumber's scope to look into the tank. It was nasty, but I didn't want to leave it in there to collect toilet paper, etc.
Thank Goodness you were able to brush your tooths again. Sal
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