Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Frozen Pipes And Other Plumbing Disasters!

Have you ever had frozen pipes? We used to live in the South, and most winters we never had to deal with the whole winterizing scenario. However, we did take RV trips a few times during winter months, and this was a concern we had even in Alabama and Georgia, as RV plumbing is not as quality as home plumbing. 

However, there is one disaster I recall quite clearly that is the worst plumbing experience we have ever had! For those unfamiliar with camper plumbing, the toilets are not the greatest. And the pipe system for the sewer tank can be rather frustrating; on our RV the pipe turned up right before the drain, so it didn't always work properly. However, with driving around every few days, it shook and rattled enough to get everything out. Until the time we stayed in one location for a couple weeks. Before we realized it, the "black water" tank (toilet) was full, and would not go down. No matter what we tried. You can't exactly plunge a camper toilet, and Drain-O doesn't work either! So we tried dragging a hose into the RV, and flushing a powerful stream of water down. Nope, that didn't work either; we only succeeded in almost flooding the camper! It took us a solid 3 days (during which time we had to run to the bathrooms nearby, even in the middle of the night) to finally get a plumber out who knew what he was doing! I believe it was the second plumber we called out, and he was able to knock and flush and do who-knows-what to get the blockage in the toilet to go down! Hurray for working toilets!

I am participating in a blogger campaign for Bucks2Blog about frozen pipes and was compensated. However, the views and opinions are my own.


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  2. You are so right. We once had a flooded toilet with a septic tank; it was horrible. And we've had frozen and burst pipes in the winter too.
    I second that; hurray for working toilets.

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