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Old 07-13-2014, 01:19 PM   #15
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We haven't lost anything into the black tank... yet.

But granny did loose her dentures down the toilet at her house one time. We found them in the first cleanout down the line.

I think I would fish around with a magnet first just for luck.

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Old 07-13-2014, 05:30 PM   #16
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We went to the dump station. I can look at the wonderful stuff that comes out through the clear plastic part of the Flush King. I never saw the fork, but I did see other stuff that I need not describe here. Your imagination is now creating that picture no matter how hard to try to ignore it. No indication the fork was in the hose, but I really didn't care at that point.

The black tank valve closed and unless I get really stupid and decide to remove the black tank and do surgery on it, I'll just wait.

We do have plenty of other forks.

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Old 07-13-2014, 05:38 PM   #17
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Gene: send an SASE and I'll send you a fork . . . no sterilization required.

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Old 07-15-2014, 11:40 AM   #18
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I bet they have a drone just for that purpose.

As for being magnetic, I don't guess the fork was part of a setting, was it?

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Old 07-15-2014, 12:07 PM   #19
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I bet they have a drone just for that purpose.

As for being magnetic, I don't guess the fork was part of a setting, was it?

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It would have to be a really small drone. There was a movie about a space ship that went through a person's vascular system with tiny, tiny people in it. I guess I could get one of those.

Our trailer forks are from a variety of sets, so we don't know which matches which. No, they don't come from restaurants unless Barb used to steal them before we met.

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Lightbulb Simple and I might add obvious solution

It is a well known fact the the reason forks are placed on one side of the plate and knife and spoon on the other, when setting a table, is that knives and spoons fight like cats and dogs with forks. This makes a simple solution. Assuming the fork is still in the tank, open the dump valve and drop a spoon or knife down the toilet. Since the fork went in first, it should be closest to the exit. Therefor, in the ensuing fight, the fork will be forced out the dump valve. If you were smart enough to think ahead and choose the knife, the slim shape of knife will allow it to easily slide out like a snake when you run water through the toilet. If you unthinkingly chose the spoon, you will have to flush another fork to force the spoon out. Now being smarter this time, you flush a knife and everything will work out.

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PS: whatever you do, do not let a knife and spoon in there alone or very shortly, you have a tankful of baby sized utensils.
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Hi, Gene; You're really forked now.


I think Paula [Foiled Again] did the same thing and reached in and got it. My arm would get stuck and I would be forked.
NO it wasn't me, but I've heard of it happening before. In my 2nd to last house the contractors had installed PVC drain lines, and after leak testing had knocked out the end plugs on all of the toilets, etc. to install the fixtures. Trouble was the knockout in the downstairs bath was knocked into the drain where it flapped open and closed unpredictably. It took almost a month and tearing up the toilet to find out what was wrong, then no one could get the damn thing out of there - and they were getting ready to jackhammer the slab - so rather than have to move out for a week I vaselined my arm, and went for it. Got it first try. Spent an hour scrubbing from pit to fingernails with rubbing alcohol and taking tequila internally.

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Spent an hour scrubbing from pit to fingernails with rubbing alcohol and taking tequila internally.

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Glad you didn't get confused and cleaned with tequila and drank the rubbing alcohol.

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