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Old 12-26-2015, 04:04 PM   #21
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Calgon normally comes in powder form, so you don't need to use liquid calgon, although I prefer it when I can find it.

Walmart sometimes has it.
The powdered Calgon that I've seen is a fabric softener. The liquid Calgon is a water softener.
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Old 12-26-2015, 04:04 PM   #22
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Old 12-26-2015, 04:49 PM   #23
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Here is a quick, simple and cheap way of cleaning your black water tank, much simpler than above. Your hardware store should carry a bottle of slippery soap used by plumbers to clean waste lines in houses. They tend to get coated on the inside walls and reduce the waste water flow over time. Simple put it's really slippery soap that you pour a cup into you toilet with your black water tank about half full. Now just before you leave on your next driving trip put in about 10lbs of ice cubes and let the fun begin on the road. It sloshes and cleans every thing. Just be sure to drain this solution when you get to your next stop. No need to rinse after draining because that slippery soap will remain in your tank for a couple of cycles which continues to keep it clean. I think it costs around $4.95 for a quart that lasts for a long time. Good luck and love simplicity solutions to problems.
I've seen a detailed demonstration of the ice cube method on television. It did not work.
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Old 12-26-2015, 05:22 PM   #24
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Liquid Calgon is easy to find here but a quick amazon search found it easily.

I'm a big fan of the geo method.
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Old 12-26-2015, 05:32 PM   #25
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The powdered Calgon that I've seen is a fabric softener. The liquid Calgon is a water softener.
We buy the powdered form of Calgon water softener at Walmart. It's like this. http://www.amazon.com/Calgon-Water-S.../dp/B004VL3ZPQ
I can't find anywhere on-line where Calgon even makes a Fabric Softener.
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We buy the powdered form of Calgon water softener at Walmart. It's like this. http://www.amazon.com/Calgon-Water-S.../dp/B004VL3ZPQ
I can find anywhere on-line where Calgon even makes a Fabric Softener.
Thought it came in both forms
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Old 12-26-2015, 05:49 PM   #27
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Ice cubes don't do all that much, per this guys experiments:

I have seen all of the tank demonstrations by this guy. I think his methodology is flawed. I have never seen a tank anywhere close to what he built. Size, dimensions, and surface in a demo DOES matter. I don't agree with his simulated po either. I would also like to see a proper test using water softener and the test of different flush methods. For me and many many folks the water softener makes a huge difference on how clean the tank gets after just a flush or two.
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Old 12-26-2015, 05:52 PM   #28
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Thought it came in both forms
Yes it does. I was just saying that at the Walmarts we hit, we find the powdered form. The post I was replying to said the water softener only came in liquid, and the powdered form of Calgon was a fabric softener not a water softener. Yes, it comes in both forms.
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I must say, I'm a huge fan of the Geo Method. my tank sensors were completely inoperable which I thought was a wiring issue. I used the Geo method once and it cleaned those sensors off. everything is working great now,so much so, as I keep Calgon powdered lavender scent in the camper at all times now just for those occasions that I need it from someones superpooh..lol
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