Beware the dreaded Chux

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Happy New Year to all Just a little mishap that occurred while away over the Christmas break. Although no pictures of the area I will paint a little picture for Angie. Lovely free bush site overlooking the Shoalhaven, warm temp and about 9 PM after having just enjoyed a lovely camp oven dinner. Helen goes inside to wash up. Pulls out plug but fails to hold Chux. Chux goes straight down the plug hole and proceeds to stick in the pipe about two thirds of the way down. Result one very blocked pipe which also affected the ensuite sink. Despite attempts of trying to ram the fill up hose down the pipe, no avail. Managed the next morning to disconnect pipe from BT to get it straight, then managed to stick a straightened coathanger up the pipe to get it out, two inches (sorry 50 mms) left of the coathanger out of the pipe. I don't know if this has happened to anyone before but it was a bit of a surprise. I would not have thought that it would have gone down that little hole. So just in case, beware the dreaded Chux and hang on tight. Hope everyone else had a lovely and relaxed Christmas. Regards Jeff
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Reply By: F Troop - Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:32

Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:32
Jan did it with a tee bag a few weeks ago, same story break the BT hose half way through, get coverd in yuck, flush and push tee bag out. "Not Happy Jan" Graham
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Reply By: Luvntravln - Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:33

Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:33
Hi Dare I ask, is there some reason there isn't a small screen over the sink outlet? tgintl/jay
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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:34

Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:34
Jay, Sink outlet is only about 20/25mm ..... so is the hose from sink to the BT's sullage hose "connect" at right hand rear area of van. Drains slowly now .... ideal would be a normal sink outlet reduced to hose size with a grill type strainer over outlet. Of course it wont drain any quicker but will stop chux syndrome !! Dont worry it only happens once !!!! [fishingFortheChuxGrin] Anthony Explore this Great Land ...Do it Easy ...Tow a Bushtracker
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Reply By: Bushtracker Buck & Babe - Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:35

Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:35
Just as well that Angie doesn't use chux, drink tea or do the washing up! Thanks guys for the giggle. Angie
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Reply By: F Troop - Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:36

Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:36
Jan's version of the story : Jan - Ummmmmm, oooppppsss, uhhhhhhh, sweetie, I'm awfully sorry to have to tell you this, BUT, ummmmmmm, I think I may have inadvertantly let a tea bag, ummmmmm, go down the sink (cringing all the time whilst spoken). I'm sorry! Graham - OH NO! You're joking arn't you. Why did you do that? (isn't that the most stupid question a bloke can ask a woman?)Graham continues - That was a ###### STUPID thing to do! (as if I didn't already know this) Jan - (thinks to herself) hmm, well I certainly didn't do it just to put a smile on your dial buster **..@##!. This is about the time that Tunza & Mona decided to retreat to their own van for some "them" time and leave me with the barking husband. However, I am blessed with a perverse sense of humour and managed to find the whole exercise of Graham getting covered in old sinkwater, whilst laying on his back in the sandy soil, under Baby, quite funny. Which, I might add, was strangely not at all amusing to Graham . These sorts of episodes are, after all, what keeps one occupied whilst enjoying retirement, arn't they? I have now given up drinking tea and just stick to the Bourban instead. Jan
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Reply By: Wadefarers - Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:37

Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:37
Graham and all the guys Isn't it amazing the power of restraint husbands (lovers???) have. The little things that happen that we fantastically take in our stride and the s*** that we take (and/or get covered in) when we end up fixing (??) the problem. I'd better go now before Jan and Angie reply to this (ducking for cover grin). Helen will probably kill me as well!! Regards Jeff
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Reply By: TripnTaps - Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:38

Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:38
Hey Jeff, We know you guys have your uses!! "Ciao" Helen
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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:39

Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:39
Ah yes ! Cindy has been asking me for over 20 years what did you bring to this relationship again ???? Tools my sweet !!! Tools !!!!!!! [hireAhubbyGrin] Anthony Explore this Great Land ...Do it Easy ...Tow a Bushtracker
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Reply By: F Troop - Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:40

Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:40
Boys, boys, boys, Restraint... HA! Fantastically take in your stride? HA! I d.o.n.'t. t.h.i.n.k. s.o! Jeff, you have bravely tried to save face on behalf of your fellow man. Nice try - but it dosen't wash with us girlies. We know you all too well. Just remember - behind every good man, there is a far superior woman (I'm sure that's how it goes - isn't it girls). Jan
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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:41

Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:41
G'day Had a cooked Redclaw tail (smallish) go down the plug hole! The potential of that does not bear thinking. Wouldn't flush through or back. Spent an hour or so trying. Eventually decided to dismantel the plumbing from under the BT only to find the clap I needed to unhitch was rusted beyond help. Had to wait a week until back in civilisation to get a new clamp and release the blighter from its incarceration! Thank the good Lord the weather was cool for the intervening week...... Myles
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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:42

Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:42
Correction....."clamp" NOT "clap". Even a spell checker would not have found that one..... Myles P.S. Some other sites let you edit after a posting. Can't seem to find how to do it here...if you can that is.
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Reply By: Wadefarers - Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:43

Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:43
Myles I think we knew what you meant, but thought it best to leave that well enough alone. Regards Jeff
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Reply By: Andy1 - Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:44

Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:44
Jeff We had the "Chux experience" at Venus Bay - fortunately the blighter made its way to the second last clamp so I only had to undo two clamps. We met another BT owner who also had had the "Chux experience". Andy
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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:45

Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:45
MylesandKathy1
There is no edit function...can only delete and repost.
cya
Graham
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Reply By: Deleted User - Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:46

Saturday, Jan 03, 2004 at 07:46
Graham I thought so. Thanks for the confirmation. Myles
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