--- In email@example.com, amelliahona <no_reply@...> wrote:
The blockage was somewhere between the thru hull outlet and the bottem
of the tapered end of the holding tank
"causing the tank to fill up and cut of vent"The joker valve was not incompetent. Once the holding tank was full
up, each time the toilet was flushed the overflow leaked out of the
"The seller previously replaced the original holding tank copper intakeThe toilet outflow is connected to the holding tank by means of a hose
which connects the toilet outflow to the inlet pipe of the holding
tank. The holding tank inlet pipe failed at this connection, causing
the leak. The leak soiled the material/fiber lining adjacent to where
the hose traveled.
"He did not remove the original copper tube which remains in theOne of my big concerns is it appears that the holding tank inlet pipe
begins exterior to the holding tank at the inlet pipe connection, then
traverses the vertical length of the holding tank's interior,
extending to the top of the tank where it dumps the black water into
the holding tank. It is this pipe that the seller replaced with PVC
pipe. During the replacement process, he did not remove the original
interior holding tank portion of this pipe, but merely dislodged it so
that it could float freely in the holding tank.
The holding tank on my SM2000 (Hull # 335) is simply a fiberglassAgain, my concern is the dislodged original inlet pipe is partially
blocking the funnel shapped portion of the bottom of the box,
interfering with the outflow of black water and promoting blockages.
vent is a couple of holes drilled into the "WC" cap fitting on theThanks, Gary. Again, what I'm really concerned about is that the
outflow from the funnel portion of the holding tank is compromised by
the dislodged original inlet pipe, which may have settled in the
funnel shaped area at the bottom of the holding tank. This results in
a partial obstruction to the flow of black water from the box to the
thru hull, and thereby promotes repeated complete blockages. The idea
that I might have to repeatedly have to manually clear repeated
blockages in this area is not something I want to live with.
I'm wondering if anyone else has had this problem, and if there was
any other solution other than cutting an access port into the holding
tank for the purposes of removing the disloged inlet pipe (assuming
the inlet pipe originally vertically transversed the interior of the
holding tank, and then broke off interiorly--if this assumption is
incorrect, then my concerns regarding this are moot). I have also
sent inquires about this situation to Amel, and am waiting for a response.