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Posted: 03/05/12 06:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

...holding tanks. Do you need a special connection, or contraption/fitting to have this type of service done?


And is there any precautions I should be aware of while having the tanks pumped/drained?

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larry cad wrote:

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Wow, that was easy! Thanks!

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Sometimes it's just that simple

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No, if all is working well. Make sure that your vents to the roof work right. If they are stopped up, I believe the pump could create a vacuum with potential to collapse or cause damage to black tank. If vent pipe is clogged, you can prop the toilet open, while pumping, until you get the vent fixed. Grey should be open by virtue of p traps and shower straight pipe.

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Some pumpers will ask you to prop open the toilet valve. This is in case the vent pipe could be clogged. Some pumpers are quite powerful and could collapse the tank. As stated, so so much a problem on the gray tank.


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Usually, the guy with the truck will know what you need to do, and will, as mentioned, tell you to do certain things....


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It's basically like a big vacumn sweeper. So he turns it on, you pull the plug and he is just sucking it up...so no special fittings are used. Easy as pie.


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rv2go wrote:

Some pumpers will ask you to prop open the toilet valve. This is in case the vent pipe could be clogged. Some pumpers are quite powerful and could collapse the tank. As stated, so so much a problem on the gray tank.


what black tank will collapse under the suction of a poop truck?
Answer is NONE unless you have a black tank made out of a milk jug.

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Larry, love your answer, says it all and love your tag line, a new PB every day how encouraging.


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