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Old 02-13-2016, 02:32 PM   #1
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Black and gray tanks

Should i be using chemicals in my black and gray tanks? If so what would be your recommendation?

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Old 02-13-2016, 02:48 PM   #2
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We use Camco chemicals from WalMart. They have some for both grey and black tanks. Here's a couple interesting links for you:
Black and Gray Water Holding Tank Maintenance

https://sites.google.com/site/cbruni/
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Old 02-13-2016, 04:29 PM   #3
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GEO method works great
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Old 02-13-2016, 04:36 PM   #4
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I have been using this.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=...55485632815343

No bad smells, easy to use...
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Old 02-13-2016, 04:54 PM   #5
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You can if it makes you feel better.
I don't use anything but water...water is a black tanks best friend !
Backflush on every trip and leave a few gallons in the tank to slosh around on my way home, empty in a pail and flush in the home toilet.
3 full seasons now...trouble and odor free !
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Odorlos for the black tank.
Never used anything in the gray tank.
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Another vote for the GEO method. I never use chemicals if I can help it.
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The primary source of odor would be having the exhaust fan on while flushing, which pulls bad air out of the black tank. Turn the exhaust fan off while flushing and the valve will only be open 1-2 seconds and bad air won't be pulled into the bathroom. All other times, the flush valve will be closed and sealed with water, and the tank itself will vent outside via the soil stack.
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The primary source of odor would be having the exhaust fan on while flushing, which pulls bad air out of the black tank. Turn the exhaust fan off while flushing and the valve will only be open 1-2 seconds and bad air won't be pulled into the bathroom. All other times, the flush valve will be closed and sealed with water, and the tank itself will vent outside via the soil stack.
Great tip, I never thought about the fan pulling tank air out. But that would only apply if the black tank sewer hose is open, right? Otherwise where is the tank air pulled from?
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Through the vent (soil stack)
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