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Old 07-02-2013, 08:16 PM   #31
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Had a run in with poozilla my first year of rving. Funny after the fact.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:45 PM   #32
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You missed my point and that is I have a water softener at home base so I am carrying soft water with me in the fresh tank so as it is used and moves to the other tanks it is already soft water so why add additional softener to the tanks. Detergent and/or bleach in the black tank should be all that is needed.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:54 PM   #33
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Ah, I gotcha. Sorry about that. If it were me, I'd still add additional softener to the black tank. The mixture we put in the tank is beyond what you'd shower with for sure. I made the mistake of stirring the mixture with my hand the first time. Like having thin vaseline on your hands. Thought at that point, no wonder nothing sticks to the tank. use an old spoon now. Can't put too much in other words.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:09 PM   #34
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Good point, need the higher concentration.

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Old 07-02-2013, 09:11 PM   #35
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To work, you need the tank to be nearly full so the ice cubes will slosh around and "scrub" the sensors clean. BUT the ice cubes melt too quickly in all that water, and you need more ice than is practical to make it work.

Use walnut shells instead. They float around and don't melt.



Seriously, I started using the GEO method this year too (water softener + laundry detergent)
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:20 PM   #36
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To work, you need the tank to be nearly full so the ice cubes will slosh around and "scrub" the sensors clean. BUT the ice cubes melt too quickly in all that water, and you need more ice than is practical to make it work.

Use walnut shells instead. They float around and don't melt.



Seriously, I started using the GEO method this year too (water softener + laundry detergent)
5 gal of water and 10#-15# ice is what works. Don't need or want a full tank. Driving around an empty parking lot and swerving back and forth will work.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:47 PM   #37
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I can say that I have used this method to clean the inside of the black tank, I cannot say that it improved my sensors any. Mine read full whether full or empty. I have access to an ice machine so after a couple of camping trips I just pull the TT to work, heave-ho about four five-gallon buckets of ice in through the toilet, then drive around our parking lot with sudden stops. I hook up to my home-made macerator pump when I get home with one clear fitting and let 'er loose into my septic system. YES, I do get stuff coming out of the tank after I have (or so I thought) completely drained my black-water tank and flushed it well at home. The ice does work to knock "stuff" off of the tank walls and probably the floor of the tank.
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