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Old 07-18-2012, 05:43 AM   #21
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ok I must be adding too much because I go through a box every three trips................ maybe it just makes it smell like fresh meadows!!!! I put 2 cups in at a time............. diluted with about 6 gallons of water (also add 1 capful of detergent)............. over doing it???
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Geo-method??
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ok I must be adding too much because I go through a box every three trips................ maybe it just makes it smell like fresh meadows!!!! I put 2 cups in at a time............. diluted with about 6 gallons of water (also add 1 capful of detergent)............. over doing it???
I don't think you need that much softener. I use a full cap of liquid softener and a cap ful of liquid laundry detergent (about a laundry load full of each) and a few gallons of water to start a tank after dumping the tanks.

I think you don't use much more than 1/2 cup of solid in a load of laundry.
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I use a "modified" geo method to keep my tanks clean.

I use 1 cap of Calgon water softener (to make the tank sides slick) and a cap full of Liquid Laundry soap with 3-5 gallons of water to "start" an empty tank and after every tank dump.

At the end of every season, I but a full bottle of RV-Digest-It by Unique http://www.uniquedistributing.com/pr...products_id=94 in the gray and black tanks and fill them up with water. Let "cook" for 72 hours then dump and flush.

Tanks always dump clean, never smell, and the probes work great.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:51 AM   #25
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My question. Is this method used instead of adding the deodorant packets in the tank? This is my 1st tt and learning things as I go.
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My question. Is this method used instead of adding the deodorant packets in the tank? This is my 1st tt and learning things as I go.
While your experience may differ, since I have been using this "prep" method and flushing with the turbo flush when I can, my tanks do not smell. Thus no "deodorizer" is required.

If you have never used the method before, I suggest a RV-Digest-It treatment (72 hour one) followed by a good 15-20 minute turboflush before you start.

PS: Prepare to be shocked at how much stuck on stuff comes out. Get a clear elbow or straight section to monitor the flush and all future dumps. This is real important.
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:29 AM   #27
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While your experience may differ, since I have been using this "prep" method and flushing with the turbo flush when I can, my tanks do not smell. Thus no "deodorizer" is required.

If you have never used the method before, I suggest a RV-Digest-It treatment (72 hour one) followed by a good 15-20 minute turboflush before you start.

PS: Prepare to be shocked at how much stuck on stuff comes out. Get a clear elbow or straight section to monitor the flush and all future dumps. This is real important.
Thanks. I have not done the turboflush but have been thinking about getting one. I have been using the pressure wand that you stick in the toilet.
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:37 AM   #28
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Home hardware sells calgon. We also can find it at Nofrills.
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Home hardware sells calgon. We also can find it at Nofrills.
Thanks for the tip, caper. It is stocked at our local No Frills.

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Old 07-18-2012, 09:16 PM   #30
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Amazon sells Calgon. It's amazon prime too!

Amazon.com: Calgon Water Softener Powder, 40-Ounce (Pack of 2): Health & Personal Care
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thanks for the sources for Calgon in Ontario. I noticed at a few provincial parks notifications not to dump from tanks with chemical treatments.. would this apply to Geo method?
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I gave you a thanks but was private THANKS!!!! I have been to 9 stores looking for this and didnt find it. Thanks
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I gave you a thanks but was private THANKS!!!! I have been to 9 stores looking for this and didnt find it. Thanks
One state south one state west.
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thanks for the sources for Calgon in Ontario. I noticed at a few provincial parks notifications not to dump from tanks with chemical treatments.. would this apply to Geo method?
Don't think this would apply to the GEO method...softener is a common component in detergents. Lots of detergent in grey water.

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One state south one state west.
I looked in IA on my way to TX no luck. I love amazon esp when it is prime.

Let me know if your going to be up by me in a couple of weeks
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I looked in IA on my way to TX no luck. I love amazon esp when it is prime.

Let me know if your going to be up by me in a couple of weeks
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We're picking up our new RV next week...should I use the geo method right from the start? I had never heard of this years ago when we had our TT. Thanks
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thanks for the sources for Calgon in Ontario. I noticed at a few provincial parks notifications not to dump from tanks with chemical treatments.. would this apply to Geo method?
IMO, no. This is standard gray water stuff....
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We're picking up our new RV next week...should I use the geo method right from the start? I had never heard of this years ago when we had our TT. Thanks
I would definately start in right off the bat.
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I would definately start in right off the bat.
Thanks I'll do that!
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