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Old 05-25-2011, 04:53 PM   #11
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If you use the powdered Calgon just be sure to mix it well before poring it in your tank. I have noticed a couple times when I was less than diligent about mixing it in the pail that it left some crystal residue on the bottom of the pail.

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Old 05-25-2011, 05:48 PM   #12
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Has anyone ever seen the liquid version of Calgon in Ontario?

If so where ?

The powder version is available at some Loblaws (not all) and at Walmart too now it seems - will check it out. $8 a box at Loblaws.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:04 PM   #13
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Was it the powder version you found in Walmart? Or liquid? What department did you find it in??
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:19 PM   #14
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We too use one capful of the liquid from Walmart, haven't seen the powder. We also use a cup of detergent. Only thing we have ever used in our new HTT but did use the blue and other chemicals in previous campers and much prefer this way.
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:16 AM   #15
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Roger and Dawn, it's found in the same area as washing machine detergents and spray stain lifters, CLR, Soft Scrub, etc. At least that is where it is at my local Wal Mart. Some people purchase it online, as well, because sometimes it isn't available in their area. Randy
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Old 06-19-2011, 03:09 AM   #16
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And if you use calgon ..should you also be using the blue stuff that keeps odor down and helps to break up the waste ???
Nope!
The point of the Calgon is that because it helps the tank to empty more thoroughly you do not have the rotting sewage odor problem.

The tank additives are expensive, smell awful, and some are quite bad for the environment.

We have no tank odor and have used the Calgon for almost a year.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:33 AM   #17
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We have also only used the Geo Method in our TT for the last year. Never have a smell issue and tanks clean pretty quickly. I have a clear 45 deg adapter I place on the dump pipe before the sewer hose so I can see when it is cleaned. I am probably most anal about tank cleaning (no pun intended!). I have never used a chemical in our tank and have no plans to. When we find Calgon, we buy every bit we can and store it! We also add liquid laundry detergent (a cap full to a cup). Nothing special, just whatever we are using for the cloths.
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Do you let it sit in the tank between trips?
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Do you let it sit in the tank between trips?
I empty my tanks, flush until visibly clean (then let it run for a while longer). I close everything up, put my Calgon and laundry detergent in, add about a gallon or so of water and then leave it until I flush next. I usually put some Calgon in the Gray tank every few trips as well and let that sit also.
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