Porta Loo problem

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 10:57
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The pump on the Thetford Porta Pottie stoped working on the weekend. Stupid me did not drain the fresh water tank after the trip before and it looks like we have some alge growing in the flushing water.
Anyone know how to get the pump out ?
Vince
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Reply By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 11:34

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 11:34
I don't believe you can without cutting it on the bellows type....

Check out the pdf files at Thetford Repair Instructions
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Follow Up By: Vince NSW - Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 12:02

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 12:02
Thanks Andrew. from the instructions it looks like you are right.
New pump is the order.
Vince
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 12:16

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 12:16
I might just go down to the garage and check on mine, now that you have reminded me..... ;-)

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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 17:31

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2008 at 17:31
Vince,

Interesting information mate.

I never drain the flushing water either. I always top it up after cleaning but add about 50ml of Bio Magic to it.
Never known it to grow alge.

I use Bio Magic in both tanks. Gave the original Thetford "poison" the flick long ago.

Maybe I should open the camper a take a squizz at the dunny stored therein:-))

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Follow Up By: Vince NSW - Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 08:42

Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 08:42
Thanks Sandman. Where do I get Bio Magic ?
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 13:27

Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 13:27
Vince,

Here's reference for the Bio Magic Web site.

NSW Retailers

Uses (scroll down to Portable Toilets)

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Reply By: meandet - Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 08:37

Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 08:37
Hi Vince
Our Porta Potti sometimes blocks with algae. Providing that the bellows is not split or something similar, I unblock it by inserting a small length of whipper snipper cord inside the flushing outlet in the bowl and wriggle it around whilst holding a little bit of pressure on the bellows. It has worked several times. Worth a go before you destroy the bellows. Good luck
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Peter
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Follow Up By: Vince NSW - Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 08:42

Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at 08:42
Thanks for the tip Peter. I will try it tonight before I cut the bellows out
Vince
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