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Old 03-10-2013, 05:40 PM   #61
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Tide Pods and ...

Been using them - toss 1 in a 5 gal bucket of warm water, throw in a cup of Calgon, dump down the toilet - and hit the road..
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:49 PM   #62
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I wonder if my system is much different. I use two of those little "packets" of dish washer detergent each dump. Just throw them in with two big flushes of the toilet and go. the motion during travel mixes them up.
I'm under the impression that regular dish washer detergent will leave a film in your tank... Calgon does not.just don't want the film on the tank surface.
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cant say if theres a film or not. Tank sensors work ok, not accurate or consistent but good enough. tank rinsed clear in just a few minutes of flushing using a wand flushed down the toilet.


this may sound gross, but occasionally I'll put my bore camera into the tank and look at the sensor's condition. Normally they're clean. In case anyone is concerned, the camera is water proof, so I clean it with Clorox.
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Which every brand of "pod" you use, just make sure it does not have fabric softener in it. Fabric Softener contains a wax that will coat your sensor button increasing the perceived resistence in the indicator system resulting in false readings.

NOTE: FABRIC softener (like Woollite) is bad; WATER softener (like Calgon) is good!
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:36 PM   #65
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Which every brand of "pod" you use, just make sure it does not have fabric softener in it. Fabric Softener contains a wax that will coat your sensor button increasing the perceived resistence in the indicator system resulting in false readings.

NOTE: FABRIC softener (like Woollite) is bad; WATER softener (like Calgon) is good!

Herk,

Thanks for the clarification. It's always appreciated.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:43 PM   #66
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keeps it much much cleaner with less tank flush .

The water softner keeps the solids and or tp from collecting on bottom,sides and probes !
laundry detergent helps with oils and aids in helping keep the tank clean while traveling .
slooshing of solution coats interior tank walls !
I read many of the articles posted. Let's face it, some are good for laughs. But, when it comes to help with the love/hate relationship we all have with the sewer systems, most ideas are at least worth trying - like the Calgon thing. Thanks!
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Been using them - toss 1 in a 5 gal bucket of warm water, throw in a cup of Calgon, dump down the toilet - and hit the road..
I'm using the laundry soap tablet thingies with the calgon, not dishwasher thingies.
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I'm using the laundry soap tablet thingies with the calgon, not dishwasher thingies.
THINGIES? I know a lady who is Jewish and pronounces the G. You can hear it, can't you?! You're not laughing are you?
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:27 PM   #69
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Thanks for the tip. Don't use tank since we're seasonal with fhu, but if we travel to Goshen will use your formula. Just don't get behind us when leaving. We are so thorough!!!!
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Thanks for the tip. Don't use tank since we're seasonal with fhu, but if we travel to Goshen will use your formula. Just don't get behind us when leaving. We are so thorough!!!!
Beings how you are a fhu you should still be using geo method.
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