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DW3555

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Here's a question that has probably been asked a hundred times ... but the new the information, the more of a chance a newer product may be included in the answers.

I have read ... and am trying the GEO Method ... (as my black tank is currently full and soaking) ... but what ... if any ... Black Tank Deodorant do you use? When I first bought my 5'er ... a salesman at a RV Supply store I was shopping in suggested I use a Seland Brand deodorant. It was a blue liqued that you used an 8oz bottle for a 40 gal. tank. I noticed that this product contains "methyl alcohol and formaldehyde". I then bought a package of Oxy-Kem packets at Wally-World that is "Formaldehyde-Free".

Is there anything that smells better then the "deodorant" that either of these two chemical treatments use? It sure has a different smell then what you might think a black tank would have ... but it is still a gross smell.


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DW3555. I use homemade! Formula given to me by a sailor who had used it on his sailboat for years, odor a much bigger problem on a boat! One cup borax, one cup Pinesol, one tablespoon of household ammonia and water to make a gallon. Use about a cup and a half in my 60 gallon black tank. Good idea to add the borax to a guart of hot water as you start the mix, dissolves better. Works nicely and a whole lot cheaper.


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I was using Aqua-Kem until last week (I ran out); I am now using campa chem which is a similar product that I have used in the past. Both do the same job.




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I used to use the blue stuff in the bottle, but lately I have been buying the little blue packets as well. It says one is good for 40 gallons, so the 2 I throw in my 50 gallon holding tank should be more than adequate. No odors, even when I didn't dump for 3 days in 90-100 degree heat.


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Hi,
I forget the name of what we use; but it's the blue packets and we never smell a thing, gross or chemical....so far it has worked great for us...it comes with a resealable top. We get them at the RV store...If you want I can check the name for you..

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We buy the TST brand at Wal-mart. It comes in a single use bottle (I think 6 or 8 to a box). I've used it in a pop-up camper with a porta-potti, an old class C, and two 5th wheels, and never had an odor or clog problem.


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Digest-it for Rvs:: excellent product!! 2 ozs per tank!!


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Walmart TST only $4.59 has premeasured top on it. Works great, its a powder.


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The parts lady at our RV dealer had several different chemicals on the shelf. However, she said in her opinion, "Enviro-Chem" was the one to use. We have now been using Enviro-Chem for about four months, in some very hot Texas weather, and have had no problems with smells. The odor of the chemical is ok, and usage is 4oz for the black tank. DW likes it, and therein lies the real message!


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We use the Geo Method and TST from WalMart. No odors in 10 years.
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