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Old 06-06-2012, 08:14 PM   #21
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Capfull of calgon water softener crystals and a cup of laundry detergent dissolved in hot water.
Add to black tank with 2 additional gallons before travelling!

Before traveling every day (or maybe first and second to last days)?


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Old 06-06-2012, 08:40 PM   #22
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What store in Toronto do you find the Calgon in? Since reading a similar topic a few weeks ago, I've been casually keeping an eye out for it when I am shopping here in Ottawa. So far, I have not come across it in any of the grocery stores I frequent.

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Loblaws and some Metros.

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Old 06-06-2012, 08:48 PM   #23
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Before traveling every day (or maybe first and second to last days)?.
I do it when I empty the tanks.

1 cup Calgon
diluted/dissolved in hot water.

If I am leaving and going back home I also put 1 cup laundry detergent and a few gallons of water too. The swishing around when moving will help clean and coat the tank. It will stay in during storage until the next outing.

Works really well.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:54 PM   #24
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I do it right after dumping as well!
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:42 AM   #25
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This is not new and it is known as the Geo system. Lots of people use it and it works very well. One cup of powered water softner mixed in 1 gallon of warm water then 2 gallons of water in the black tank. Every two or three dumps and then add 1 cup of powered detergent mixed in 1 gallon of warm water follower by 2 gallons of water and off you go. It is cheaper the the black tank chems and it works just as good, if not better and no chems. Works for me!
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I found liquid Calgon water softener at Walmart.
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FYI... Geo Method official home page.

https://sites.google.com/site/cbruni/

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Old 06-07-2012, 03:06 PM   #28
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I cup of laundry detergent!

Read the method link above.
I was thinking dishwashing detergent, even as I typed laundry detergent!

1 cup of laundry detergent doesn't seem quite as much as a cup of dishwashing liquid.
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I found liquid Calgon water softener at Walmart.
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I was thinking dishwashing detergent, even as I typed laundry detergent!

1 cup of laundry detergent doesn't seem quite as much as a cup of dishwashing liquid.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:41 PM   #31
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Trud, I think its more for your own kids doing it. I know plenty of kids that like to just play with things without asking (my son included, hasn't done it....yet) that would be playing and think "hmm what is this?" and pull the handle a few times. I was already working on a fix for just this issue, lol.

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Never thought of the kid aspect. But then again, I don't have kids. You can bet the farm that if I did, they would be threatened with grounding for life if they touched the dump valves! LOL.
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I really have never heard of anyone having this issue. I'm pretty sure the campgrounds we stay in don't have a gang of marauding teens/adults pulling on dump valves.
No most campgrounds have the respect - however while travelling on the road and pulling into huge truck stop areas where hundreds of people come and go - the last thing I want is an environmental spill because some indivudual thought it might be funny to uncap and pull.
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Never thought of the kid aspect. But then again, I don't have kids. You can bet the farm that if I did, they would be threatened with grounding for life if they touched the dump valves! LOL.
Not the type of grounding kids get today either. The type we got that meant something...

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I enjoyed the information about treating your holding tanks. The part about complaining about kids not so much. Maybe we need a thread for complaining and criticizing separate from the valuable tips and tricks. Oh No! I think I am complaining. Sorry
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I enjoyed the information about treating your holding tanks. The part about complaining about kids not so much. Maybe we need a thread for complaining and criticizing separate from the valuable tips and tricks. Oh No! I think I am complaining. Sorry
No... that is called Critiquing.
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WARNING: Beware of WHAT type of black tank odor prevention treatment you use!

Normally we use "Odolos" (love it). We ran out and went to Wally-mart and purchased something else..think it was TST? Well anyway... when we added the Calgon.. it turned to sludge! CLUMPED!! Was a real bear to flush out our tank and make use it was good and clean. Mix it together BEFORE you put it in your holding tank, to make SURE you do not have an issue such as ours.
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WARNING: Beware of WHAT type of black tank odor prevention treatment you use!

Normally we use "Odolos" (love it). We ran out and went to Wally-mart and purchased something else..think it was TST? Well anyway... when we added the Calgon.. it turned to sludge! CLUMPED!! Was a real bear to flush out our tank and make use it was good and clean. Mix it together BEFORE you put it in your holding tank, to make SURE you do not have an issue such as ours.
Why would you use black tank odor prevention treatment with the Geo method? The Geo method is designed to ELIMINATE the need for expensive chemicals. No odor treatments needed in my black tank at all.
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Why would you use black tank odor prevention treatment with the Geo method? The Geo method is designed to ELIMINATE the need for expensive chemicals. No odor treatments needed in my black tank at all.
Ditto, No odor control needed for us either.
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If you will also use DAWN dish soap in the kitchen it will help cut the grease off the sensors.
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We go to the port a potty place and by the blue chemicals for port a potties and it is $15.00 for a gallon and only uses 3 ozs. This is a wonderful chemical and will hold in the hottest of weather. In Texas we get real hot. I have been camping for three weeks at a time and no smell. Just a FYI.
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