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Old 07-12-2010, 06:09 AM   #31
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I think I am going to try the Calgon stuff and see if it helps. I do have some build up in the tank from the trip I just got back from 2 days ago. So it looks like I will be doing a little flushing..... I just hope it all comes out.... first time I have had this problem

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Old 07-12-2010, 11:01 AM   #32
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We had some odor from the black tank and the chem we used didn't work. I read somewhere about using the Calgon water softner and detergent and we did that and added some water. We let it sit until we went camping and dumped when we got there and added both again to the tank. We no longer had the odor and we believe it works much better than the chems. We are believers.

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Old 07-26-2010, 08:43 AM   #33
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Additional agitation in black water tank

If you don't have a black water cleaner sprayer built in and have toilet paper and other possible solid waste that just won't breakup and go out try this.

Before you leave the camps site or from home dump a few bags of ice cubes down the toilet. Hopefully it isn't 110 degrees out but the idea is to have the trailer move down the road and the ice as long as it is a solid will hit the sides and bottom of the tank and breakup anything that may be solid or even stuck on the sensors.

I used this when my sensors were covered with paper and wahtever.
It worked for me.

Just another solution if you have cooler temps and ready to drive down the road. Oh yes you should dump the stuff after your drive down the road .

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Old 02-14-2011, 03:00 PM   #34
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I want to add the following step to black tank maintenance and use; once you empty the black tank, be sure to flush some water (about a toilet bowl full) into the tank along with the laundry soap and softner before using. It will help keep the solids from sticking to the bottom of the tank. (been there experienced that) I use all of the methods described in this thread, and have been very happy since doing so.
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:41 PM   #35
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tank maintenance

Having trouble finding calgone powder water softner, i have been to wallmart, target, walgreens and chain food stores such as foodlion and safeway. were shall i look
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:32 PM   #36
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We just bought a bunch of boxes at Kmart. It's the only place we have been able to find it.
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:29 AM   #37
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:38 PM   #38
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Buy Calgon @ Kmart

Here's the link to the Powdered Calgon @ Kmart. Click the "Check Other Stores" for a location near you.

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Old 04-03-2011, 11:48 PM   #39
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I was able to find it in Walmart in Ontario.

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Old 01-24-2012, 09:31 AM   #40
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Interesting exchange. Is Calgon different or would any water softener work. Also, why not use the liquid form and avoid the issue of dissolving?

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