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Old 06-19-2014, 09:27 AM   #11
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I've been using a few years ... OP Products :: Pure Power Blue ... I use the Pure Power Blue Bio-Pouch for the toilet (easy) and Pure Power Blue - 64 oz liquid in the gray tanks.

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Old 06-19-2014, 09:38 AM   #12
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Having been a amateur chemist ever since my parents gave me a Gilbert chemistry set when i was 10 I have been fiddling with a cocktail of my own
I miss my Gilbert Chemistry Set. Somehow I still have my eyebrows!
Weirdest thing I ever made was the equivalent of a fireworks "snake". The basement stunk for a week.

So I am not hijacking the thread, I use the blue stuff in a bottle and the Calgon powder water softener, mainly because we somehow have three gallons of the blue stuff. Once it is gone I'll be using Tide.

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Old 06-19-2014, 09:43 AM   #13
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I've been using a few years ... OP Products :: Pure Power Blue ... I use the Pure Power Blue Bio-Pouch for the toilet (easy) and Pure Power Blue - 64 oz liquid in the gray tanks.
The problem with enzyme/bacteria based produces (I like RV-Digest-It) is the time needed to work (72 hours). Treating your holding tanks like septic tanks does not work (IMO) since most folks dump as soon as they are full.

Someone did a "shake test" recently on TP but I forgot what brand it was.

Since I always dump; then turbo flush, we use the same TP we use at home (Charmin Ultra-Soft). Yes, the sheets come out mostly intact, and flushing at the site takes a good 15 minutes; but we are used to a degree of comfort in that area. If rushed at the dump station (or forced to use the "Blue Boy"), we do a really good turboflush when we get home or at the next campground with full hookups.

5 years down the road and we never have tank odors.

The Horst black tank probes we put in (year 2) work great and have never indicated wrong due to "TP hangup."

Once a year (at winterizing) we do a 1 week treatment of RV-Digest-It to all tanks to remove any dried junk on the roof or upper sides; then a long flush out.

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Old 06-19-2014, 12:14 PM   #14
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I dump the black tank 2x a week. Have the built in wash out thingy. No odors.

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Old 06-19-2014, 12:15 PM   #15
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We have that turboflush on our rig as well...OMG what a HUGE improvement over the Camco tank flushers of yesteryear!

So far (Knock on wood) we have not had LED issues, but after reading other posts I imagine it is only a matter of time.

I am trying to visualize how you install the I have the issue that FR has pretty much sealed my undercarriage (covers the tank heatingpads and insulation I think)
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Old 06-19-2014, 12:54 PM   #16
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The mix I use in the Blue Streak is 1/3 SuperClean, 1/3 Pinesol and 1/3 water. Works great. After we dump and get ready for the road, put a cup of SuperClean, 1 cup Pinesol and fill the bowl with water and flush it after letting the tank flush run for 45secs to a minute with the valve shut. Leave it in the tank until it gets full again.

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