Oops, I Dropped A Spoon In My Rv Toilet

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  1. Votreraph

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    I found this post(very old post) looking for an answer about dropping a spoon in my black tank. (At this point, who cares why... it happened)

    I bought a 2" fishing magnet. I cut the water and went under the black tank. My wife would look sundown the toilet drain with a flashlight. I moved the magnet under the RV until I felt the spoon move. I measure approximately the distance of the drain from wall inside the bathroom and did the same under the black tank.

    By moving the magnet I achieved to bring it exactly where the toilet drain is and my wufe spotted it. I tied a rope to the magnet and "fished it up". (At first, the spoon was in the wrong direction but after some wiggling...it became vertical... got lucky)

    I hope one day I can help one person

    Have a nice day
     
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  2. NYDutch

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    Welcome to the group! I'm glad the magnet trick worked out for you, but for others I suggest testing similar utensils first to make sure they're attracted to the magnet strongly enough for retrieval that way. Real silverware and some stainless steel alloys are not magnetic or weakly magnetic at best. Another suggestion would be to dump the dishwater in the toilet bowl without holding the flush valve open so hopefully you'll notice an overlooked utensil before it becomes a problem.
     
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    It's true, I tried it before and it worked with the other spoons so I was glad. Yes, I suggested to don't flush the toilet at the same time lol.
     
  4. Dadeo

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    That spoon would have been a permanent fixture in the black tank. Never to be retrieved.
     

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