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Old 08-08-2012, 07:41 PM   #41
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Can downy be used instead of Calgon? It was recommended by one of the workers at the RV dealer.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:29 PM   #42
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Can downy be used instead of Calgon? It was recommended by one of the workers at the RV dealer.
NO NO NO!!

THe worker was "thinking" of Calgon but said Downey instead. NOT the same stuff. Downey or any other fabric softener is a liquified wax. It coats stuff - and if you have a front loading washer you probably know (or should know) that the scummy waxy residue that liquid fabric softeners leave behind is the place where mold finds a happy home and makes front loaders stink!

You are trying to make your black water tank cleaner - helping gravity to drain away more of the nasty stuff in the tank, not create a new hazard for additional stink!

As a side note - don't use liquid detergents that contain fabric softener for the same reason.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:48 PM   #43
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NO NO NO!!

THe worker was "thinking" of Calgon but said Downey instead. NOT the same stuff. Downey or any other fabric softener is a liquified wax. It coats stuff - and if you have a front loading washer you probably know (or should know) that the scummy waxy residue that liquid fabric softeners leave behind is the place where mold finds a happy home and makes front loaders stink!

You are trying to make your black water tank cleaner - helping gravity to drain away more of the nasty stuff in the tank, not create a new hazard for additional stink!

As a side note - don't use liquid detergents that contain fabric softener for the same reason.

Good tip Susan. Ditto on the NO! NO! NO!
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:30 AM   #44
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Makes it easy when they deliver it to your door.

Amazon.com: Calgon Water Softener Powder, 40-Ounce (Pack of 2): Health & Personal Care
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:43 AM   #45
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Thanks already found it there but love that you did as well.... Prime shipping as well
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:41 AM   #46
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Thx for the Amazon tip... previously I have only located the liquid at my local W-mart.

Does anyone know if it make any difference whether to use powder vs. liquid? Price is similar.
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Will be using this treatment from now on, it only makes sense to help in the coating of the black tank!
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:39 PM   #48
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I prefer the liquid. It is easier to measure and it all gets into the tank.
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Is it the same amount if you use liquid instead of powder? I mean the 1 cup measurement for each.
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