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Old 08-15-2012, 10:18 AM   #51
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Another question. I know a lot of you have used L.O.C., and I was wondering if I could use it in place of the Calgon? We've used it for years in our home, and love the stuff.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:33 AM   #52
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Another question. I know a lot of you have used L.O.C., and I was wondering if I could use it in place of the Calgon? We've used it for years in our home, and love the stuff.
Don't know about L.O.C., but in an emergency, a cup of Super Clean in 2-3 gal of water will sure clean out a black tank if you tow it about 50-75 miles. $17.97 for 2.5 gal @ Wally World.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:12 PM   #53
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Another question. I know a lot of you have used L.O.C., and I was wondering if I could use it in place of the Calgon? We've used it for years in our home, and love the stuff.
If you check the ingredients of this Amway product you will find it contains Sodium Laureth Sulphate as it main ingredient (after water). An inexpensive foaming agent, it is pretty useless for just about anything except making suds.

Sodium laureth sulfate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I have no doubt why you have lots of it on hand.

You can not substitute it for Calgon because Calgon is a water SOFTENER and is a blend of Zeolite http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeolite and polyCarboxylate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polycarboxylate.

These chemicals actually bind with suspended salts in that water that make it "hard." They prevent deposits on the walls of the tank that attract conductive ions that allow electrical signals to travel across the walls instead of through the water in the tank.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:37 PM   #54
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Wow, a yes or no would have sufficed. Btw, we don't have lots on hand. We used it to clean our spray equipment and when we spray our fields. It takes VERY little. It's worked the best out of everything we've tried.
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Wow, a yes or no would have sufficed. Btw, we don't have lots on hand. We used it to clean our spray equipment and when we spray our fields. It takes VERY little. It's worked the best out of everything we've tried.
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It has other indgredients besides the Sodium Laureth Sulphate (but in much lower percentages) that are found in most bubble bath soaps that are doing the cleaning. You might want to try the dollar store bubble bath.
You might be surprised.
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Thanks to all of you for introducing us to the geo method. When we bought our Lexington, we knew that it sat for sometime and our grey/black water lights always showed full! And they weren't. However, after taking the advice of this thread, we are now on track with the lights showing correct usage! We are so pleased so we have kept it up. For those of you with military base privileges, our commissary carries Calgon, both box and liquid, much cheaper than we bought on our last trip. Hubby did purchase a clear elbow for our sewer hose and we were shocked at the gremlins that came outta the tanks!!!!
Thanks again everyone! Worked great for us.
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Thanks to all of you for introducing us to the geo method. When we bought our Lexington, we knew that it sat for sometime and our grey/black water lights always showed full! And they weren't. However, after taking the advice of this thread, we are now on track with the lights showing correct usage! We are so pleased so we have kept it up. For those of you with military base privileges, our commissary carries Calgon, both box and liquid, much cheaper than we bought on our last trip. Hubby did purchase a clear elbow for our sewer hose and we were shocked at the gremlins that came outta the tanks!!!!
Thanks again everyone! Worked great for us.
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Wish that my commissary carried it............. px doesn't either........ oh well there is always Wal-Mart!
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Wish that my commissary carried it............. px doesn't either........ oh well there is always Wal-Mart!
can you not request it ?
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reckon I can ............ but just as easy to get it at wal-mart. Gov't doesn't move so very fast!
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reckon I can ............ but just as easy to get it at wal-mart. Gov't doesn't move so very fast!
Huh I can hardly imagine !
They do when it's something they need from you or me.
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