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Old 02-19-2014, 04:37 AM   #21
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herk, are you using the liquid Calgon or the powder with the Geo method? Only place we could ever find the powder is online. We've been using the liquid Calgon for several years now and it works great. We buy the shelf out every time we find some, as even the liquid is hit and miss from store to store. Just curious if the powder is any better.
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:35 AM   #22
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What is the geo method
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:08 AM   #23
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Do a search here on frf "geo method"
You'll have PLENTY of reading.

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Old 02-19-2014, 10:44 PM   #25
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An alternative "detergent and water softner" for the GEO method is "Trend" brand detergent from Dollar General. I use a scoop everytime we start our black tank fresh, along with ~5 gallons of water. It works very well, and my sensors have always worked once I started with this method. The other key is good oxygenation. Rarely do people flush their vent stacks. I have found that in the south if you don't have screens on the vents, the mud daubers will build nests in the vent stacks. This creates a "anaerobic"/low oxygen environment in the tank and can help lead to the "slime"/sludge buildup that fouls the sensors as well. Once I flushed the vents stacks (literally with the wand sprayed on the end of the water hose), I screened over them before I replaced the vent covers, and all has been well. Since I started the GEO and the vent clearing at the same time, I am not sure which had a better outcome.
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I have had my RV for a year and the sensors have never worked properly. I purchased it used so their may be crud in the tank. I tried the ice and that didn't work. I'll try the Trend next week. I always find Calgon at our local Wal Mart stores.
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I have had my RV for a year and the sensors have never worked properly. I purchased it used so their may be crud in the tank. I tried the ice and that didn't work. I'll try the Trend next week. I always find Calgon at our local Wal Mart stores.
Sounds like you need the 72 hour Unique RV-Digest-It Treatment instead.

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If you follow the GEO method, you'll have less issues regardless which tank probes you have.

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Thanks for sharing this link. Good information to read. I look forward to trying this on our used Roo this season!
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Well I finally got all my tanks showing empty. As campingwilliamsons suggested I put some Trend detergent with 5 gallons in my black tank last Thursday. I happened to think that our holding taking is very similar to a septic tank, so I also added a septic tank enzyme from WalMart. I drove 100 miles, we made the normal contributions and next three days and then drove back. When I emptied the tank on Sunday the lights indicated it is all empty. The first time that has happened since we have owned the RV. Now using the Geo Method we will see if it stays that way.
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I feel like I just gave the black tank a long overdue lower GI super cleansing.
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