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Old 07-10-2008, 02:33 PM   #15
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10-4 on keeping the dump valve closed until your ready to empty the black tank, ask me how I know..very stinky!!

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YOU NEED LIQUID TO DUMP THE DUNG!!
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Old 07-11-2008, 08:37 PM   #16
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I'm having a problem with my toilet. The flush pedals won't go down. There's no water in it yet, but I'm such a newb I don't know if that's the problem or not. They're stuck. Any suggestions or tips out there? It's a 75 Argosy.
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Old 07-11-2008, 08:49 PM   #17
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You may want to think about closing your flush valve. If you leave it open only the liquids run out and the solids remain which will end up clogging the tank..snip...
This is true. You absolutely should not leave your black tank valve to the sewer open all the time...it needs the liquid build-up to get rig of everything in a strong "whoosh" of liquid + the other stuff... If you can wait till it's 3/4 full or so, that's good...(you can use some eco-friendly black water treatment to keep the breakdown going and the odors at a minimum).

f you are not going to be there for a while and want to drain it so it's not sitting there partially filled while you're not using it, flush the toilet or pour water into it to get a good amount of liquid in there...then drain it...then close the valve. Put in a couple of gallons of water and a black water treatment and it will be fine until you are there again. Also remember to leave enough water standing in the toilet bowl so that it doesn't evaporate and dry that slider-valve gasket out.
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I'm having a problem with my toilet. The flush pedals won't go down. There's no water in it yet, but I'm such a newb I don't know if that's the problem or not. They're stuck. Any suggestions or tips out there? It's a 75 Argosy.
The slider-valve that allows the water in the toilet bowl to drain may be dried out from inactivity and stuck to the gasket...try putting some water in it and letting it stand to soak up some moisture and break the dryness. Be careful not to force it open, as it may damage the gasket (presuming it's not already shot)... If that allows you to then eventually flush with the pedals, clean the gasket out (see earlier posts)...you might also need to lubricate the gasket... Good luck!
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The slider-valve that allows the water in the toilet bowl to drain may be dried out from inactivity and stuck to the gasket...try putting some water in it and letting it stand to soak up some moisture and break the dryness. Be careful not to force it open, as it may damage the gasket (presuming it's not already shot)... If that allows you to then eventually flush with the pedals, clean the gasket out (see earlier posts)...you might also need to lubricate the gasket... Good luck!


Believe it or don't...Pour some Avon Skin So Soft in the poo hole IF the valve is stuck closed, just enough to cover the valve.
Let set overnight, try carefully again in the morning.

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Old 07-12-2008, 07:53 PM   #20
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Tanks Alot

I am in a hill town, and Skin So soft wasn't immediately available, but filling the toilet and then adding a blob of Baby Oil seemed to loosen things up a bit. Our water pump needs some work, as there are some leaks, so as we speak my boy toy is getting new tools to open and close a valve or two. I think the lubricant idea is great, it worked.

So, thankyou!

Soon I will be able to do the 1 and 2, instead of running into my friends house.
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By the way, I was the other problem that you responded to. Wasn't sure if a thread would be answered quicker than a reply..thanks again.
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Well, my husband took the toilet out on Sat. and took it apart. There was a small piece broke off so he tried to rig it up but it still isn't right. The flap still won't close completely even though we tried everyones suggestions. So it's on to trying to find a replacement toilet. He said our bolts are at 11&5. Has anyone replaced their toilet with a new one. Do they fit? I appreciate everyones feed back. This place is a real help Oh, we don't flush the solids down, we use the camp restrooms for that. We are there every weekend so it gets a lot of use. Someone told us to keep the valve open, since it goes through the holding tank and directly to the sewer. I always put those deodorizers in there but now am wondering if I have to since the flap stays open? Irene
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Someone told us to keep the valve open, since it goes through the holding tank and directly to the sewer.
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I always put those deodorizers in there but now am wondering if I have to since the flap stays open? Irene
why put them in there, if the tank is always empty?

yes, you still need to use them, because from now on, you'll be closing that valve!
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Well we went down this weekend, new toilet in hand.(thedford aqua magic 5 the only one they had) umm, the bolts were at the wrong locations. My husband drilled and made new drill holes, hooked the toilet up, it fit fine but leaked from 2 places on the toilet. When I took it out of the box I was disappointed because I thought the quality wasn't there, compared to our original toilet. He took it out and we found a place on the Island that sells toilets. They only had 3 and we opted for the Bravaro. The quality is much better but the only one they carried was the higher model. So, we love the toilet but need a step stool to use it. I wish I could sell it to get my money back but you no know how that goes. It cost us $212. Oh well, at least we have a good toilet. Thanks for all the help
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