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Old 08-03-2015, 10:55 PM   #1
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Baby wipe clog in black tank

So, last August, my 7 yr old niece flushed a baby wipe down the toilet. I noticed that later this year, my tank never seemed to empty all the way. I usually use a rinsing wand, but it broke and my last dumping was without one. Now it only emptied a 1/3 of the way. It's about 2/3 full as I can see down the toilet. It doesn't seem to be even trickling out.I'm at a campground seasonally so I am slightly restricted from moving. Any suggestions? I'm sure it's the baby wipe since we don't put TP in the toilet!:
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Old 08-03-2015, 11:58 PM   #2
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Someone will chime in with an item number, but use one of those clear attachments that has a hose attachment onto your dump valve and hook your hose to that. Then back flush into the black tank, then see if it empties better. May have to repeat, but it should clear the clog.
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Old 08-04-2015, 06:47 AM   #3
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Thanks ! I do have one but, I'm just a little worried about it overflowing. The campground has their own tank hooked to mine with a clear elbow. I'll have to remove that first. I've heard a " honey" dipper can suck it out from the inside?
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Old 08-04-2015, 06:51 AM   #4
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Back flushing it or a flexible wand may help. Stand back!!
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Old 08-04-2015, 07:14 AM   #5
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Wow, 1 baby wipe did that?
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Old 08-04-2015, 07:21 AM   #6
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Maybe the diaper went in there also?
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Old 08-04-2015, 08:09 AM   #7
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There is an extremely remote possibility it's just the one baby wipe down there if it's clogged. Maybe your niece put half a box in, or flushed something else. Maybe you have a valve problem or something completely different going on. A baby wipe is not nearly large enough or strong enough to hold back the back pressure of 30+ gallons of water in a tank.

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Usually yes, but if it starts a clog and then other stuff (like TP) starts to catch on it you end up with a mass right at the exit. My first try would be to back flush since it's the easiest, then move to other things.
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Usually yes, but if it starts a clog and then other stuff (like TP) starts to catch on it you end up with a mass right at the exit. My first try would be to back flush since it's the easiest, then move to other things.
OP says they never put TP down toilet. So shouldn't be anything down there but liquid, semi solids and a baby wipe.
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Oops. Missed that. I would still back flush first. With lots of kids using our bathroom, I just keep that elbow on whenever we are hooked up.
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