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Old 10-19-2012, 09:03 PM   #1
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Geo method question

I was getting ready for winter and wanted to flush the gray tank with a little diluted bleach (I noticed a slight smell recently) and decided to check the owners manual when I read this:

"NEVER use chlorine or caustic chemicals such as drain openers or laundry bleach in your toilet."

It also says not to use anything other than deodorizers specifically made for an RV system in the gray tank.

I don't get why laundry bleach is a problem? Am I missing something. I thought it was ok to use in holding tanks. I was hoping to use it to clean out the gray tank (1/2 cup sitting in the tank for a few hours before dumping it) but now I'm not too sure. Anyone have any idea?
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:16 PM   #2
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We have been successfully using bleach, water softener, and Gain laundry detergent. We have had zero odor problems since we began using this method. Your mileage may vary.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:35 PM   #3
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We use a little bleach along with 1/2 cup both laundry detergent and Calgon powder and haven't had any problems...seems to work great.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:50 AM   #4
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The bleach can damage the rubber seals on the toilet since you will dilute the bleach and put it staight into the tank it should be fine been doing it for years
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:45 AM   #5
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We have been successfully using bleach, water softener, and Gain laundry detergent. We have had zero odor problems since we began using this method. Your mileage may vary.
What he said!
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:43 PM   #6
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Hey were has anyone been getting powdered calgon I have been using the liquid stuff but would like to start using the powder.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:59 PM   #7
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Hey were has anyone been getting powdered calgon I have been using the liquid stuff but would like to start using the powder.
I had been using liquid Calgon and finally found the powdered stuff on Amazon. As for the rest, have been using powder detergent, the liquid Calgon and no bleach, and have not had any odor issues also. Seems to work well.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:18 PM   #8
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for me bleach is a once every six month thing.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:05 PM   #9
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Hey were has anyone been getting powdered calgon I have been using the liquid stuff but would like to start using the powder.
I buy my Calgon powder at Wal-Mart.....
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I buy my Calgon powder at Wal-Mart.....
Out by me in socal (the land of fruits and nuts) we only seam to have the liquid and not many Wal-Marts even have that.
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