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My black water sewer system is clogged from the toilet down to the hose - how do I safely unclog it

How do I unclog the toilet in my motorhome

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You can try taking up the toilet to get access to underneath. Get a hose and try to pressure it out , by putting a towel into the opening with the hose and turn it on by holding the towel in place and be ready for back pressure which in turn will blast out the drain. This can be sloppy but effective.

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