Frozen Grey Tank

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by Tammi, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. Tammi

    Tammi New Member

    Help! My grey tank is frozen rock solid. It is freezing here in NJ and I don't have a heated storage facility. :(
    I put anti feeze in it but it was already too late. I can't even get the line open.
    Stay warm my friends.
     
  2. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Frozen Grey Tank

    Tammi, have you trie putting a light under it? maybe a heat lamp.
     
  3. turnipbwc

    turnipbwc New Member

    Frozen Grey Tank

    Tammi,
    I would take it to a RV garage or some garage where you could get it in that has heat. I know the kind of weather you are having because we are having the same here in WV. Last night 8 below zero and the wind chill was 20 below zero. A heat lamp would not do the job in that kind of weather. The sooner you get it in where there is heat the better it will be for you.
    Good Luck,
    Turnip
     
  4. Tammi

    Tammi New Member

    Frozen Grey Tank

    Thanks for the quick replies. I'll get on the phone in the AM and see if anyone will rent space for a day. I work out of this truck so storing for the season is not an option. I am looking into putting some kind of heating element in the grey tank for the future. Isn't winter fun. :dead:
     
  5. Just BeClaus

    Just BeClaus New Member

    Frozen Grey Tank

    Tammi,
    I think that it is time to take a trip to Florida (with the rv that is)
    Just BeClaus Clearwater Florida
     
  6. FISHEYE46

    FISHEYE46 New Member

    Frozen Grey Tank

    grangers sells a strip heating element that you can plug into the wall,they make them for heating 55 gallon barrels,you could wrap it around your tank,also rock salt will melt what ever ice thats in your tank till you can get some heat on it,if the ice expands an has no where to go,it will bust the seams on your tank or pipes.dont plan on comming to florida anytime soon,its below 50 here now.
     
  7. pathfinderxlt

    pathfinderxlt New Member

    Frozen Grey Tank

    Hello Tammi, What I use in my tanks ( I to live in NJ Keyport area) is wind shield washer fluid ( about 99 cents a gallon ) pour about 5 gallons down there ( after you thaw out and empty the tank ) It will only slush up but not freeze. The more water you put in the more windshield fluid you use.I take it you must dump your tanks alot with the buisness your in. I don't know if your home has a cleanout for your sewer line in your house. If it does find it and get enough hose to reach it. Dump your tanks in there to avoid this problem again. (just a thought)I hope this help you. Rich B.
     
  8. Tammi

    Tammi New Member

    Frozen Grey Tank

    Thanks so much!
    Where is Keyport??? I've never heard of it.
    I am calling around and trying to find a place to let me store for the day.
    And yeah, I dump my tanks 1-3 times a day, depending on the weather. :(
     
  9. Tammi

    Tammi New Member

    Frozen Grey Tank

    Update:
    It is supposed to be 34 here tomorrow, hopefully just warm enough enough to thaw the tank.
    I called several RV supply stores and they can sell me some kind of heating element that runs off 110 or 12v. It is around $200. Does anyone have something like this? I don't mind paying for it, but I want to make sure he isn't taking me for a ride. :blackeye: Thanks
     
  10. turnipbwc

    turnipbwc New Member

    Frozen Grey Tank

    Tammi,
    What kind of work do you do that you use your RV for it ?
    turnip
     
  11. Tammi

    Tammi New Member

    Frozen Grey Tank

    I am a mobile pet stylist.
    www.pawprintsmobile.com
    I would love to post pics! How do I do that?
     
  12. pathfinderxlt

    pathfinderxlt New Member

    Frozen Grey Tank

    Hello Tammi, Keyport is 10 miles east of sandy hook state park exit 117 on GSP. I called your service but only got a message. I hope you got some help. I am working on my RV but inside with the heat on. Hope everything is OK. Rich B.
     
  13. kitfoxjh

    kitfoxjh New Member

    Frozen Grey Tank

    Tammi,I visited your site, sounds like a great business. What size motorhome do you have? Sounds like the heater would be a good investment for you since you are always useing the tanks. If you had to use an anti-freeze, you would go through too much of it. I assume you use the generator during service and a heater wouldn't tax your battery. I'm in PA, wish you were closer, as my dog hates to get his nails cut.
     
  14. Tammi

    Tammi New Member

    Frozen Grey Tank

    Rich B, I just checked my machine. Thanks so much for the call! I really appreciate it! :laugh:
    My MH is 22 ft. I would rather have a had a smaller one but I looked for a year and found NADA!
    I have an Onan MicroLight 2800 gen. I use that when I turn on my dryers/clippers/vaccuum (about 19 amps total) The problem is I won't be able to run my ac and dryers at the same time.
    I am looking into inverters for the spring. Then I can use my gen for backup if I need it. My gen, much like myself, is cranky in the cold.
    My heat/hot water are propane, no problems so far in that department.
     
  15. Tammi

    Tammi New Member

    Frozen Grey Tank

    ok pictures...I can't get them to upload so I signed up for www.photobucket.com Album name is MobilePetSpa
    Let me know what you think!
    BTW, the interior is all FRP. My husband and I did it. He's a professional carpenter.
     
  16. kitfoxjh

    kitfoxjh New Member

    Frozen Grey Tank

    Went to look at pix, but need your password.
     
  17. Tammi

    Tammi New Member

    Frozen Grey Tank

    Sorry!
     
  18. kitfoxjh

    kitfoxjh New Member

    Frozen Grey Tank

    Looks like a good setup. Nice graphics. Good luck, and hope your tank thaws out. John H....
     

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