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Posted: 07/12/21 06:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello,
I am wondering how many of you use some sort of chemicals in your black tank? Do you think it helps with breakdown of stuff in tank?
I am NOT looking for TP suggestions or anything like that . I know use plenty of water. I am just wanted to see how many people actually uses them?

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A cap full of Calgon Liquid and couple of cups of Dollar Store Pine Sol and with two of us full time, dump once a week.


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I use the tsp stuff they sell at wallmart. Does it help break down stuff, i have no clue. But i like the smell, i got used to it when i had a cassett tolet in my pop up. So its habit i guess. A lot just throw some soap down the crapper. Whatever works for you.


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Posted: 07/12/21 07:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dihydrogen monoxide is the chemical I use...cause they are 'holding' tanks not septic tanks


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I've been using TanksTechRX. Cannot say good or bad about it, but knowing it is designed to use probiotics to break down the poo and not chemicals, Its probably a good choice. Time will tell.

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CharlesinGA wrote:

I've been using TanksTechRX. Cannot say good or bad about it, but knowing it is designed to use probiotics to break down the poo and not chemicals, Its probably a good choice. Time will tell.

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I also use Tank RX, seems to be the best stuff so far. But along with it a day or so before we pack up I put in 1/4 cup of calgon powder and a capful of HE liquid laundry detergent in all the tanks. And we actually are NOT one of the "use lots of water" folks, we often dry camp for 1-2 weeks so the tank needs to last. We typically can go a week with DW and I, Daughter SIL and two teenagers. Thats with a 40 gallon black tank and two 35 gallon grey tanks.

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Hi,

I've used nada since 2000. So far, so good.


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I've probably tried at least a dozen tank chemicals & the one that consistently works best is just plenty of plain old water.

At the end of a camping trip I put couple of cups of liquid laundry detergent in & fill the tank about 1/3 way for the drive home. There's a free dump station at a national parks centre closer to home where I dump again & give the tank a rinse. My wife, who is very quick to complain about tank odors has not done so in years.


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Dawn dish soap perhaps... The black tank treatments are deodorants for the most part. I can't tell any difference between them or if they do anything. Just use plenty of water and maybe a little soap or detergent for the smell. I'm on RV number three now, never had any tank issues in over 20 years. So far I just had one gray dump valve leak on me. Not hard to replace.

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I did use "Waste Digester" chemicals when on a "long haul" where I was going to be more than a few days between holes in the ground.. But normally just water.


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