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Message posted by Macwest on 22/4/2019 at 8:01pm via mobile
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Got a autotrail apche se 700 waste tank full wont drain out . Also when using sing water very slow to go away.

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I would imagine the the drain 'pipe' is clogged up. If it is possible to remove the on/off tap (the one where you would normally drain the waste tank). I would get it off and poke a rod/stick up it. If you can not remove the waste drain tap, find another connection that you can get to, and undo that.
The sink, would be slow to drain as the tank is almost full. I say almost full because it would not drain at all if it was full. Rather you than me on this one. Suggest when sorted, that you get a couple of those sink drain sieve things, they cost just a 1,and you may get a pack of two for that.
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Thank for reply . I blew back up the waste pipe and you can hear the water bubbling inside it but still doesnt come out

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Hi Mac,
As Austin said the drain valve is removable,you might also be able to trace the pipe back under the van and remove that as well.
I would advise against using normal drain unblocking fluids as they will probably do damage.
White vinegar and baking soda can work but if the tank is virtually full I would think it would be too diluted to have an effect.
You say you could hear the water bubbling when you blew up it yet nothing coming out, perhaps you have a kink in the drain pipe that is acting like a non return valve as if air can get in I am surprised you are getting no water out.
Please let us know the outcome,always handy to hear the solutions.
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Thanks greg . Stripped the outlet pipe of and it was blocked at bottom of the tank cleared it so all running now .sink still a bit slow to go away will get white vinger and soda to put down it.

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Hi Mac,
Thanks for taking the time to reply.
Another little tip people use to keep the tank and pipes free.
When you have dumped your tank at a campsite, shut the drain valve and tip a large bottle of cheap Cola down your drain
and let is slosh around all the way home.
Open the drain when you get home, it does work and brings out all the gunge stuck inside the tank and pipes.
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