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Old 07-13-2008, 07:35 AM   #1
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Is it possible for the vent on the black tank to be broken?

Hello everyone,

We have some bathroom problems that are slowly getting worse. We're full-timers by the way, so this is a problem that we have to address but not sure how to go about it.

Here's the question -- is it possible for the vent going up inside the wall -- that vents the black tank to be broken?

We've been conjecturing if this is possible and if so does anyone have pictures of the inside of the wall during a repair?

The reason we think it's broken (and I could be wrong that it's a black tank vent!) is that when we've snaked the drain going in from the bathtub drain, we can hear the snake turning around inside the wall!

How is this possible?

Any ideas?

Thanks so much in advance...
Andi
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:39 AM   #2
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Hello everyone,

We have some bathroom problems that are slowly getting worse. We're full-timers by the way, so this is a problem that we have to address but not sure how to go about it.

Here's the question -- is it possible for the vent going up inside the wall -- that vents the black tank to be broken?

We've been conjecturing if this is possible and if so does anyone have pictures of the inside of the wall during a repair?

The reason we think it's broken (and I could be wrong that it's a black tank vent!) is that when we've snaked the drain going in from the bathtub drain, we can hear the snake turning around inside the wall!

How is this possible?

Any ideas?

Thanks so much in advance...
Andi
The black tank vent pipe goes up thru the wall.

Your snake more than likely, has entered it instead of the pipe that goes to the tank.

Also, take the sewer vent pipe covers off.

You will find the gaskets horribly cracked, as they only last about 5 years or so.

That allows rain water to come in around the black pipe and down into the walls. It also can allow sewer gases, to enter the trailer.

Andy
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I found the black tank vent line disconnected at one of the elbows in my '59.
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