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DXSMac
post Apr 16 2013, 04:57 PM
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So, you ask, how did I drop a spoon in the toilet?

I wash my dishes in a rubbermaid tub, then I dump the water down the toilet. This way, my tanks fill up evenly and it adds liquid to the toilet. Well, I didn't know I still had a spoon in there when I dumped the water. It's a regular eating spoon. I turned the water off and looked with a flashlight, I can see it down there. I tried using a "picker upper" tool, can't seem to get it. Should I go to an RV dealer and have them get it out?



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post Apr 17 2013, 08:24 AM
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Glad you got it out. I suppose your spoon is stainless steel, a magnet does not work on it. If you leave the spoon in the tank it might be flushed out into the campground's system, not too serious if it's directly in the septic tank. but a possible big headache for the campground's operator if it blocks the waste-water pipes. There are some long-handled grabbing tools on the market and also low-cost inspection cameras with a 4 or 5 foot cable that could come in handy if this ever happens again, but I think you learned your lesson! smile.gif
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post Apr 22 2013, 09:45 AM
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QUOTE(wprigge @ Apr 17 2013, 09:24 AM) *

If you leave the spoon in the tank it might be flushed out into the campground's system, not too serious if it's directly in the septic tank. but a possible big headache for the campground's operator if it blocks the waste-water pipes.


I once had a sewer blockage caused by a ten foot sewer hose that was accidentally dropped down the sewer connection. Fortunately it lodged in the manhole and the plumber was able to climb down and snag it with a hook. If it had gotten stuck farther up the pipe, it could have been, as you say, "a BIG headache".
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DXSMac   Oops, I Dropped A Spoon In My Rv Toilet   Apr 16 2013, 04:57 PM
DXSMac   I went to the hardware store, there was a telescop...   Apr 16 2013, 05:31 PM
HappiestCamper   Spoon has been bleached. Has your arm been blea...   Apr 17 2013, 08:26 AM
FosterImposters   ?..I finally just stuck my hand down there, and r...   May 14 2013, 09:32 PM
fpullanosr   If I were you I would leave it alone unless it giv...   Apr 16 2013, 05:31 PM
mdcamping   I'm guessing the spoon is metal... could get o...   Apr 16 2013, 05:34 PM
DXSMac   I posted this on Forest River Forums, and a lot of...   Apr 16 2013, 09:56 PM
wprigge   Glad you got it out. I suppose your spoon is stai...   Apr 17 2013, 08:24 AM
DXSMac   There are some long-handled grabbing tools on the...   Apr 17 2013, 09:22 PM
Texasrvers   I even ate with it, no problems! Yet! ...   Apr 17 2013, 11:19 PM
RanMan   If you leave the spoon in the tank it might be ...   Apr 22 2013, 09:45 AM
Alessandro   We had exactly the same stupid situation. We got i...   Apr 30 2013, 03:41 PM
Lindsay Richards   I was sure that your spoon would have been sterlin...   May 1 2013, 02:43 PM
ETF   OK, somebody has to ask. What the heck were you d...   May 15 2013, 12:20 AM
HappiestCamper   OK, somebody has to ask. What the heck were you ...   May 15 2013, 07:03 AM
ETF   Read the first post - she dumps the dishwater dow...   May 22 2013, 12:09 AM
spartancaver   No way in heck would I use that spoon. Removing it...   Jun 22 2013, 05:11 AM
Denali   No way in heck would I use that spoon. Removing i...   Jun 23 2013, 08:14 AM
Kirk   Strange place to be washing your dishes..............   Jun 25 2013, 03:28 PM
HappiestCamper   This reminds me of a time when one of my friends h...   Jun 26 2013, 08:10 AM


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