RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Handling “hard dried stuff” in the black tank ?

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class A Motorhomes

Open Roads Forum  >  Class A Motorhomes  >  General Topics

 > Handling “hard dried stuff” in the black tank ?

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Next
Sponsored By:
LandYacht35diesel

Florida STAYcation

New Member

Joined: 10/11/2021

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/12/21 07:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

..... anyway to SLOOOOWLY dissolve it and rinse it away ?

Lumpty

Greater Gotham City

Senior Member

Joined: 03/29/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/12/21 07:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Buy some ice, like at least 30 lbs worth. Dump it down the toilet into the black tank. Add a little water. Also pour down the hole a lot of liquid laundry detergent. Then, go for a spirited, bumpy and curvy road drive. Afterwards. let it sit for an hour or two, then dump. That should get all the petrified poop out.


Rob

Too Many Toys.
- '11 E450 Sunseeker 2300
- '16 F150 Supercrew 5.0/FX4
- '09 C6 Z51
- '15 VW Golf Sportwagen daily driver
- '86 Civic and '87 CRX race cars

mlpeloquin

San Jose, CA

New Member

Joined: 02/29/2016

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 10/12/21 10:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can, if you have time, put a quart of home septic tank treatment in the tank with a quarter fill of water. Let it sit for two weeks and drive. You could add the ice and then drive, but all that enzyme treatment should have eaten it all up. Did this to a fully clogged tank and it was so clean the OEM tank level system worked for the next five trips like it did when new.

rgatijnet1

Florida

Senior Member

Joined: 06/22/2009

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 10/13/21 05:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you can dump your tanks at your house, or a nearby location, just fill both the black and grey tanks, add some Rid-X and let them sit for several days. This will soften any debris and let it pass out the drain. You are in Florida so you do not have to worry about the tanks freezing while the Rid-X is doing it's thing.

Matt_Colie

Southeast Michigan

Senior Member

Joined: 10/09/2011

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/13/21 08:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There is a great YouTube "Ice in Black Tank". I suggest you make note of his test and success before you proceed.

Matt


Matt & Mary Colie
A sailor, his bride and their black dog (one is waiting for us at the bridge) going to see some dry places that have Geocaches in a coach made the year we married.


dougrainer

Carrolton, Texas

Senior Member

Joined: 06/11/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/13/21 10:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I guess you learned your lesson the Hard way[emoticon] You either are full time and leave the black and gray tank valves open or when camped you also left the valves open. NEVER EVER DO THAT. Look up Poop Pyramid in google. I would shut the tank valve boil as much water as possible and pour that hot water with the rid x. Try to get at least 20 gallons of hot water and let sit for a few days. Hopefully that will break up the poop and get it into suspension to then drain out and flush. Doug

RLS7201

Beautyful Downtown Gladstone, MO

Senior Member

Joined: 10/26/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/13/21 12:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If your commode sits over the black tank, there are wands that are designed to attach to a garden hose with a small hole drilled in the side of the bottom end. This will blow away the pile of poop.
Poop Blaster

Richard


95 Bounder 32H F53
460/528 stroker
Web Master
MWPSchooners.com
First brake job
1941 Hudson


valhalla360

No paticular place.

Senior Member

Joined: 08/19/2009

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 10/13/21 02:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Unless it's the dreaded pyramid of poo...just don't worry about it.

Use plenty of water when camping and worry about the beer getting warm. Magic elixirs don't break it down any faster and the next deposit and it will no longer be sanitary.


Tammy & Mike
Ford F250 V10
2021 Gray Wolf
Gemini Catamaran 34'
Full Time spliting time between boat and RV


pianotuna

Regina, SK, Canada

Senior Member

Joined: 12/18/2004

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/13/21 04:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ice does just about nothing.

Hot water calgon dishwasher soap and time.


Regards, Don
My ride is a 28 foot Class C, 256 watts solar, soon to have SiO2 batteries, 3000 watt Magnum hybrid inverter, Sola Basic Autoformer, Microair Easy Start.

Brandon the Traveler

SC, NY, PA, WV

Full Member

Joined: 10/14/2021

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/14/21 06:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dougrainer wrote:

I would shut the tank valve boil as much water as possible and pour that hot water with the rid x. Try to get at least 20 gallons of hot water and let sit for a few days. Hopefully that will break up the poop and get it into suspension to then drain out and flush. Doug


Why not dump 20 gallons of boiling water and a $10 bill down the turlet? The hot water will kill off the bacteria in the rid X, which is @ $10 a box, and even when active without boiling it to death will do nothing in something with a small volume such as an RV HOLDING tank. May as well use the $10 bill and save the cost and time of running out to buy the rid-X.


I went.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Class A Motorhomes  >  General Topics

 > Handling “hard dried stuff” in the black tank ?
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class A Motorhomes


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.