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Old 07-17-2012, 07:34 PM   #1
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ok i have a question regarding "geo-method"

How much water do you guys put in holding tanks (before) installing laundry soap and water softener crystals?
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Ron...I usually add a cap of detergent and 1/2 cup of Calgon powder softener in the toilet and wash it down with a 6 gal jerry can of water after dumping. I treat the black tank only.

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Ron...I usually add a cap of detergent and 1/2 cup of Calgon powder softener in the toilet and wash it down with a 6 gal jerry can of water after dumping. I treat the black tank only.

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Ok Dave my question to you is say you dump your black water "empty".
Then you put in the "geo-method" and add 6 gallons of water.
Wheres the first 2 gallons-ish go with the "geo-method" ?
In the empty black tank pipe that on my unit appears to be 2 1/2 feet long plus the 4" diameter.
Hows the "geo-method" working when some are all is in the drain pipe?

Hmmmmmm.

Thoughts?
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quick question, where are you buying the Calgon, I didnt find it in Georgetown or Brampton.

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Ok Dave my question to you is say you dump your black water "empty".
Then you put in the "geo-method" and add 6 gallons of water.
Wheres the first 2 gallons-ish go with the "geo-method" ?
In the empty black tank pipe that on my unit appears to be 2 1/2 feet long plus the 4" diameter.
Hows the "geo-method" working when some are all is in the drain pipe?

Hmmmmmm.

Thoughts?
Well, if his camper is like mine; all in the tank. The dump valves are mounted right at the tank outlet.
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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 found it at Kmart
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:23 PM   #7
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Well, if his camper is like mine; all in the tank. The dump valves are mounted right at the tank outlet.
Why do you always get the good stuff Lou?
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Ok Dave my question to you is say you dump your black water "empty".
Then you put in the "geo-method" and add 6 gallons of water.
Wheres the first 2 gallons-ish go with the "geo-method" ?
In the empty black tank pipe that on my unit appears to be 2 1/2 feet long plus the 4" diameter.
Hows the "geo-method" working when some are all is in the drain pipe?

Hmmmmmm.

Thoughts?
Like herk's, the valve is right at the neck of the tank, so all is in the tank. No harm in using more water and detergent/calgon...just using up some tank capacity.

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quick question, where are you buying the Calgon, I didnt find it in Georgetown or Brampton.

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Unfortunately, I have not had any luck finding Calgon dry powder or liquid in Canada. I'm usually kepting an eye out for it whenever we camp in the US.

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Unfortunately, I have not had any luck finding Calgon dry powder or liquid in Canada. I'm usually kepting an eye out for it whenever we camp in the US.

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hmmmmm wonder what it would cost to send you fine folk some ?
what about if it fits it ships from usps ? $10.00 might get you 3 bottles in the box ?

IM heading to pick some up tomorrow !
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hmmmmm wonder what it would cost to send you fine folk some ?
what about if it fits it ships from usps ? $10.00 might get you 3 bottles in the box ?

IM heading to pick some up tomorrow !
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Nice thought but the shipping to Canada would be expensive...have to use a courier service probably because of the weight. If a courier service, you'd have to pay a brokerage fee to clear Canada Customs.


Perhaps you could send it through the regular mail...envelope full of white powder...it'll get through Customs no problem!


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Nice thought but the shipping to Canada would be expensive...have to use a courier service probably because of the weight. If a courier service, you'd have to pay a brokerage fee to clear Canada Customs.


Perhaps you could send it through the regular mail...envelope full of white powder...it'll get through Customs no problem!


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$40.00 for a large flat rate box from united states post office to canada .
12 x 12 x 6
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Thanks for the offer, but we're good. We do a lot our camping in the US so finding it there hasn't been a big issue. In fact, have another trip planned for New Hampshire in mid Sept. One box lasts us more than a year.

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Thanks for the offer, but we're good. We do a lot our camping in the US so finding it there hasn't been a big issue. In fact, have another trip planned for New Hampshire in mid Sept. One box lasts us more than a year.

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Thanks for the offer, but we're good. We do a lot our camping in the US so finding it there hasn't been a big issue. In fact, have another trip planned for New Hampshire in mid Sept. One box lasts us more than a year.

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Not sure you can find it in Loudon either.
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I can not find it in northern WI so I guess I am too close to canada....lol
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Use the cheap Dollar store fabric softner,makes the black tank slick as *****. We are not cooking with this stuff,and you do not have to worry about buying Calgon on the (Black) market. Youroo!!
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