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Old 01-13-2016, 06:41 AM   #29
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10-4. I just snaked from the outlet and we're back in business!! (Right after I order the flusher thing and a tank sprayer!).

So, we live in this thing, have hay bales shoved around the perimeter to limit wind and try and heat the crawl space with light bulbs so pipes don't freeze. I have giant ratchet straps holding the bales on, so each time I have to fiddle with the utilities, I have to partly dismantle all of that. Meaning, I really don't want to leave the gate closed until it's full and have to disassemble our insulation to open it...if we use plenty of water now, do I really need to let it fill and empty it?
In order for tank solids and TP to soften and breakdown RV black tanks need lots of water so things do not dry out. A high water to solids ratio along with a full tank also promotes effective waste discharge when you dump the black tank.

If you carry on as you are now you will likely deal with this issue again. I would find a work-around solution such as having an access port you can pull open to gain access to the dump handle, or perhaps there is a way you can add an extension to the handle and have it protrude through the bales so the process is not as laborious.
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Old 01-13-2016, 09:00 AM   #30
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10-4, all. Understood. Yes hay bales are not ideal. Cattle also eat it. If we need to go another winter before we build our house, I'll probably use two inch Dow board insulation. I like the extension handle idea.
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