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Old 08-27-2012, 01:31 PM   #61
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Just received a shipment of powdered Calgon from Amazon.com. Came 3 days after I ordered it.
I have found powdered Calgon at Home Hardware
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:30 PM   #63
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quick question, where are you buying the Calgon, I didnt find it in Georgetown or Brampton.

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Calgon at Home Hardware
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:26 PM   #64
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thanks for info. I just came back from the FROG Intl Rally in Goshen, Indiana and bought 7 bottles of liquid Calgon at Wal-Mart so good to go for a while LOL

btw, what is correct ratio of detergent/Calgon/water
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:57 PM   #65
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thanks for info. I just came back from the FROG Intl Rally in Goshen, Indiana and bought 7 bottles of liquid Calgon at Wal-Mart so good to go for a while LOL

btw, what is correct ratio of detergent/Calgon/water
I normally use 1 cup of ws and one cup of detergent for black tank.
But I put in at least one gallon of water in tank first as to fill up outlet pipe first .
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:35 PM   #66
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If you are unable to find Calgon, we've found that Borax will also work as a water softener. We've used the GEO method exclusively since we bought our rig and never had any problems with odors or the gauges.
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If you are unable to find Calgon, we've found that Borax will also work as a water softener. We've used the GEO method exclusively since we bought our rig and never had any problems with odors or the gauges.
Bubba,

Here is an excellent article on Borax; its use and dangers. It is NOT a water "softener" and as such does not replace what Calgon and other softeners do.
In fact it will make hard water slightly "harder" by the addition of more "salts" to the mix. The release of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) when added to hot water makes it a great disinfectant for clothes but will kill most beneficial bacteria.

Of particular interest is the fact that it is a poison (something not well known). How Does Borax Clean?
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:18 AM   #68
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quick question, where are you buying the Calgon, I didnt find it in Georgetown or Brampton.

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I have bought Calgon at Home Hardware in Oshawa And Lindsay. I use two cups of Calgon to one gallon of water pre mix in Pail before dumping in black tank
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Ok, new here..and new to the TT world. So, I've been combing the website for any and all info that is helpful. I found this one. Question, when I picked up my trailer I was given a bottle of Blue Chem stuff (I think was the name) and was told to add a bottle every so often. But on this thread it looks as if you folks are using Calgon instead. Is this correct and does Calgon break down the "items" in a black tank or does it just help "clean" out the tank. Sorry if this question seems silly...just trying to decipher between what's what.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:35 PM   #70
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Calgon makes the tank slippery so as all flows out and no sticky sticky.

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