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Old 06-18-2010, 10:08 PM   #1
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I have read several post recommending adding Calgon Water Conditioner to the black and grey holding tanks. I have been unable to locate the liquid Calgon locally and have purchased the powder. I plan to pre mix a 1/2 cup with water and add to the tanks. Has anyone else tried the powder?
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:23 PM   #2
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Calgon Liquid Water Conditioner would be found in the Beauty Aids Dept. of most discount stores, including Wally World.
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:39 PM   #3
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I have found mine at Kroger in the laundry section.
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:43 PM   #4
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Checked Laundry and cosmetics at Walmart and HEB. Only able to find the powder at HEB. Maybe the liquid is not sold in Texas?
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:48 PM   #5
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Also found in the Home Care dept. of WM
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Old 06-18-2010, 11:07 PM   #6
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I used the powder...2 cups dissolved in 3 gal hot water...hope it works...
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:34 AM   #7
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Just make sure

Its the conditioner and not the soap.

The conditioner is what coats the sides of the plastic and makes it "slippery" so stuff don't stick and slides right off. 3 gallons of water is perfect (10% of your tank capacity or more), but cold water and ice is the ticket.

The first time you use it I "highly recommend" two bags of ice cubes (or chips), a cup of laundry soap (liquid works here) and a 30 minute drive before you dump. The ice knocks the stuck on crud off the tank walls.

The water should run BLACK if you have a clear elbow on.
That is the "stuck on" composted stuff leaving your tank.
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Old 06-19-2010, 08:52 AM   #8
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It was hard to find, but I found the liquid Calgon on the bottom shelf at Wally World underneath and just left of the fabric softeners on the laundry detergent isle. To make it harder to find, they had only one bottle facing the shopper.

Also, I don't bother with the Calgon in the grey tank. I only add it to the black tank. The grey tank is already full of soapy water anyways.
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Old 06-19-2010, 01:43 PM   #9
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Agree with no Calgon in Gray

Bleach in the gray tank helps keep smell down.

Old soap is stinky over time.
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52 Dodgeman, I found the liquid calgon at both "krogers and Randalls" in Houston. I use 2 caps of calgon and 1 cup laundry detergent powder in both black and grey tanks. No problems and no smelly stuff. The wife says it has a pleasant smell. Happy camping !! Jeff Carey
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