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Old 03-16-2015, 10:46 AM   #1
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Help! BW Clog or Jammed Valve?

This one is a bit messy, but I've been trying to figure out how to fix this for about a week now, and I feel like I'm right where I started. I'll try to spare details.

Our 1976 Argosy 24 has a full BW tank and won't drain, but I can't figure out if this is a clog or a broken valve. We live in it full time, but we don't open the valve until the tank is full. So if it's a clog, it's not a dry clog. I've been told a clog is unlikely, but if it's the valve, I'm not really sure how to go about replacing it. Water is getting through, but very, very minimally. I'm trying to avoid having someone come pump the tank, but that may be our only option to diagnose.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

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Old 03-16-2015, 01:48 PM   #2
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Push a water hose down the toilet without running water if you can. Has worked fir me. Then if it clears continue to run water with the valve open,
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Help! BW Clog or Jammed Valve?

Well, I got this fixed a couple of weeks ago. I'm not sure if the slope was off, or what, but it turned out to just be a clog that had built up slowly over time. It's cleared now, and we're back up and running.


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We had a similar clog last year, I now use a device called "The Flush King" once a week to remove solids from the BW tank. Not only does this keep things flowing, but it also removes tank odors. I normally let the tank fill for 4 min then drain. I will do this until the draining liquid is clear (8-10 fills)
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