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Old 04-26-2016, 07:23 AM   #11
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A friend of mine had the same problem.....he had a buildup of dish soap in the galley tank. He was using the cheapest dish soap he could buy and the dealer who cleaned his tank of the mound told him to use Dawn dish soap instead of the cheap stuff.
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Old 04-26-2016, 12:45 PM   #12
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Today I'm dropping the belly pan and going to manually open and close the Drain Master Valve just to make sure it's open. I know there wouldn't be any hair buildup in the galley tank but the grease buildup could be a real possibility. I was on Drain Master's website and they have a '7 Essential Holding Tank Tips' section that says: This system is not a septic system and therefore no septic system products should be used! I just may try the Rid-x product anyway based on what I find at the valve. I do have a 'Clean Dump Emulsifyer' that I take apart every 4 months and clean the impeller of hair wrapped around it. It only takes about 20 minutes to do that and much cheaper than getting a monthly haircut.
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I was on Drain Master's website and they have a '7 Essential Holding Tank Tips' section that says: This system is not a septic system and therefore no septic system products should be used!
That is correct; you have a holding tank and not a septic tank.

However, you have, potentially, a clog that needs to be dissolved. In that case you need to treat it as a clogged septic tank and allow the bacteria and enzymes in Rid-X or RV-DIGEST-IT to work on and break up the material that is "potentially" clogging up the works.

Obviously, if your tank has a physical problem, like a bad valve, then you don't have a clog.
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:14 PM   #14
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I'm about 90% certain that it's a grease buildup problem cause the Drain Master Valve is stuck open. Been on the phone with them and their sending me their best product that eats grease, called 'Sensor Power'. They said don't use Rid-x because it will eat the rubber seals. Should have it by Thursday afternoon.
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I have used Sensor Power in the past. I believe it was a waste of my money.

Here is some info on Rid-X and RV tanks.

RID-X® Septic Tank System Treatment Products | RID-X®

I totally don't believe a word of bacteria that can "eat" rubber seals; especially since they are not rubber but silicone.
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Thanks Herk, I'll get some and try it. I'm guessing I need to find the liquid bottle with the picture of the RV on it. I was in Walmart and they only have the boxes of septic system powder.
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Thanks Herk, I'll get some and try it. I'm guessing I need to find the liquid bottle with the picture of the RV on it. I was in Walmart and they only have the boxes of septic system powder.
Amazon is your friend ...

48 OZ RID-X RV Liquid
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That's great to know cpaulsen, I've never used anything else but Dawn.
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I have used Sensor Power in the past. I believe it was a waste of my money.

Here is some info on Rid-X and RV tanks.

RID-X® Septic Tank System Treatment Products | RID-X®

I totally don't believe a word of bacteria that can "eat" rubber seals; especially since they are not rubber but silicone.
Well after setting 5 days with a quart of product called Unique RV Digest-It ( Unique Natural Products | Safe Drain Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning and Holding Tank Maintainers ) it finally gave way and cleared out. Just what I figured it was a grease buildup at the Drainmaster Gate valve. Also found the valve motor to be burned out and needs to be replaced. I ordered the replacement kit from them, $88. and appears to be fairly easy to change out.
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Well after setting 5 days with a quart of product called Unique RV Digest-It ( Unique Natural Products | Safe Drain Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning and Holding Tank Maintainers ) it finally gave way and cleared out. Just what I figured it was a grease buildup at the Drainmaster Gate valve. Also found the valve motor to be burned out and needs to be replaced. I ordered the replacement kit from them, $88. and appears to be fairly easy to change out.
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