Solving a major infrastructural problem …..

Sometimes, a day starts with a bad surprise. That day, the toilet stopped working. Somehow the waste pipe system seemed to be blocked. Let’s see how to solve this infrastructural inconvenience.

After a Google search, I could identify 3 possible elements of the waste system where the problem might be located. The engine of the pump seems to work properly, but did not develop enough pressure to get the work done. In any case, the toilet, the pump and the pipes needed to be dismantled. To get more evidence based information, I called “Dopfer Reisemobile“, the manufacturer of our camper, to ask for their experience. The advice was to dismantle and clean the complete waste pipe and pump.
Let’s see where to start the work ….
Let’s have a look
The view from inside
Starting to disconnect the pipes …
Remove the toilet bowl
Removing and cleaning all connected parts and pipes
Cleaning the pump and chopper
Reassembling all parts for a first test
Test: NEGATIVE, after about 5 hours of work the cause was not found!
After a second phone call to Mr. Dopfer, his advice was to check the pipe which is connecting the toilet from the bathroom to the waste tank in the rear part of the camper.
The question was just how to check. The idea was to use the onboard compressor which we have installed for controlling our tire pressure. After connecting the pressure to the waste pipe (using duct tape) it was clear: This is the blocked pipe. After pushing some minutes with maximum air pressure, the pipe was opened and clear again!
Problem solved after one day of work …..

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