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Old 12-06-2016, 10:22 AM   #81
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Question for those who use this kind of stuff. What good does it do if you drain when needed and flush prior to storage?

IMO,you don't need that stuff. thousands of owners use nothing but water and then a deodorizer bought in the RV section of Wal Mart if it is being stored. You can buy enzyme treatment at Home Depot or Lowe's. Wal-Mart has it in their section where Drano and other stuff is shelved that says it is good for septic tanks.
In your case, you are probably right: you are a weekend camper. The OP is a full-timer, so her needs are different.

In your case, I would simply use the GEO method and rinse REALLY well before you put your unit up after a weekend trip/vacation. (BTW, when we week ended, I would put 2-4OZ of RVDigestit in the tank at storage to build up the biologic population. Needed? no evidence but it made me feel good )

For a full-timer, depending on the black holding tank size and your usage, you can go quite a while before dumping (we average 2 1/2-3 weeks) so the biologics + GEO method work well for us. The time between dumps allow the biologics to do their thing; I can see the result when I dump: the TP (we use Charmin/Northern ultra) is nothing more than a gauzy goo.
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Old 12-08-2016, 08:42 AM   #85
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He's 49. Definitely a wake up call.
My Dad had a triple bypass in 1977. He was only 47 years old. That was before stints were developed and bypass surgery was anything but routine. He was never overweight, didn't smoke and was very active. Needless to say it was a shock to all of us. But he took the diet and exercise that the doctor recommended seriously and he's still here at age 86. He's had additional surgeries and been monitored by cardiologist through routine checkups over the years. While it is a shock to have a serious heart issue at such an early age, a long, normal life is possible. I wish the best for you and your husband.
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Old 12-09-2016, 07:16 AM   #86
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It is common for folks to use minimum water when flushing the toilet into the black tank.

If the tank is emptied with out the unit being moved very much.

"Standing soldiers" is the common name for waste stuck on the bottom of the black tank.

The cure is very simple ,after the tank is drained,

add 20 pounds of ice cubes , a shot of dish washing soap , and a half hour drive (stop & go traffic helps) to clean the soldiers from the bottom , so they can be flushed.

Always a good thing to do before winter storage, too.
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It is common for folks to use minimum water when flushing the toilet into the black tank.

If the tank is emptied with out the unit being moved very much.

"Standing soldiers" is the common name for waste stuck on the bottom of the black tank.

The cure is very simple ,after the tank is drained,

add 20 pounds of ice cubes , a shot of dish washing soap , and a half hour drive (stop & go traffic helps) to clean the soldiers from the bottom , so they can be flushed.

Always a good thing to do before winter storage, too.
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Sorry, but the only way to properly clean carpet after a dog has messed on it is to use a carpet cleaning machine/steam cleaner.
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Sorry, but the only way to properly clean carpet after a dog has messed on it is to use a carpet cleaning machine/steam cleaner.
Holy Resurrection Batman !!! This thread is 3 years old. Not sure if you noticed.
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And the OP hasn't been active on the forum for a couple of years. Just going to go ahead and close this.
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