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Bird Freak

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Posted: 06/30/20 04:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mickeyfan0805 wrote:

If I am reading your story correctly, I think you answered your own question. You state that you opened and closed your valves to lubricate them prior to your trip. In doing so, any remaining fluids/chunks from your last dump, plus the antifreeze that you had put in your tank to winterize, would have poured down the tube and filled up the space between your valve and your outlet cover. When you closed the valve you sealed that space, trapping the fluid between the valve and the cover. When you removed the cover, that pressure and fluid would have been released the - hence the unpleasant shower.

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If you had waste matter in the pipe the waste is still going to decompose and generate gas. When you loosened the cap the gas and stuff found a way out. Been there.


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I second the cap with a garden hose attachment. I have one and I always carefully loosen the small cap and make sure there are no leaks before I remove the larger cap.


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Things I have learned while dealing with the black tank over many years:

#1. Always treat the cap like a loaded gun. Never stand or put any part of your body in front of it while taking the cap off. EVER!

#2. Always act like there is raw sewage between the slide valve and the cap.

#3. Put the open end of the hose under the cap outlet so even if it has a few drops of goodness it falls in the hose and not on the ground.

#4. Always have a gallon of bleach around in case something happens.

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Please, don’t ever tell that story again!


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And that is why I have a clear 4" extension on my sewer pipe!

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I did something similar on my first RV trip .. Opened the lid and made a mess. Not on my face though .. Must have been debris stuck in the valve, and it never happened since .. To make this funnier, I thought it would be good time to have my son learn the ways of the black tank. He would never help me dump the tanks again.


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mobeewan wrote:

Oooopsies.


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nasty.


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352 wrote:

Is your name Robin Williams? RV RV RV


he didn't hold the Y coupler up high enough!

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