I'm looking for anyone with the knowledge or experience dealing with the repair of the black tank flush.
Ours stopped working a few months back, and being on "vacation" this week, I thought I mess with it and see about getting it repaired. In my search on the forums here and on google I'm finding out there is not only little detailed info about these systems, there is also no regularity to them either.
Hell, even the diagram of the components of the system in my owners manual isn't even correct.
In a nutshell..... I have no flow through the system. My check valve is right behind the inlet to the system and is functional. Next in line was the vacuum breaker, it didnt appear to be faulty, but for the time being I bypassed it and put a 90 degree elbow in it's place.
So I now have water flow up to that point. To the best of MY knowledge, the only other thing in the "path" is the spray head. Right? Well, being that as it is, I'm guessing this is where the problem lies.
I've tried filling up the tank and letting the head "soak" to no avail. I gotta believe it has debris clogging it up.
All I've found seems to point to having to remove the belly pan and servicing the spray head from that perspective. Which I have to say, is NOT going to happen!
I decided to try to track down where this spray head is located. When I follow the dedicated water line from the vacuum breaker, it comes back down to the bathroom floor (all under the bath vanity) heads towards the back, makes a 90 degree turn towards the toilet and goes down into the floor just behing the toilet. Does it seem possible that it is mounted to the black tank there? Everything I've read points towards the sprayer being mounted to the sides of the tank, hence the need to remove the belly pan to service.
What I'm hoping is that IF the toilet was removed, and one were to don some long rubber gloves, that the spray head would be within reach. I'm also wondering.... is the spray head threaded on? or am I going to need to actually find the spot where it's attached to the pex and remove it from there ( appears to be under the floor, and the vent pipe is in the way :-( )
So...... What do you think? PLEASE try to talk me out of this somewhat unnecessary task? I MUST have better things to do with my time , right?