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Old 01-11-2012, 07:45 PM   #43
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Here is some info on dissolve time of a bunch of brands.

Brand...........................................Di ssolving Time in Seconds
(lowest is best)
Charmin Plus 1-Ply..................................9
MD 2-Ply............................................... ....9
Coronet 2-Ply..........................................12
Angel Soft 2-Ply......................................12
Scott 1-Ply..............................................1 7
Soft 'N Gentle 1-Ply ...............................18
Soft Weve 1-Ply.....................................20
Marcal 1-Ply...........................................20
Soft 'N Gentle 2-Ply...............................21
Seventh Generation 2-Ply.....................21
Quilted Northern Super 2-Ply ...............69
Charmin Ultra 2-Ply ..............................77
Cottonelle 1-Ply ....................................96
Charmin 1-Ply .....................................180

The TPs with an Excellent disintegration rating from a Aug 2000 Consumer Report article are:

Albertson's Soft Choice Ultra
Safeway Select Softly Ultra
Quilted Northern Ultra Soft
Quilted Nothern Soft Prints
Target
Kroger
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Charmin Plus with Unscented Natural Aloe
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I have learned that Consumer's Reports is not to be trusted, I and others have seen them compare two products which are identical save for the paint job, praise one and pan the other too many times, and as I said, they are identical, 100% parts interchangability.


Looking at that chart.. The 180 Second Charmin.. I might be able to lift my buns off the throne, pull up my trousers, go out and open the valve in under 3 minutes.. Likely could have when I was younger.. But that's about the only one where I can't say for sure it would take me longer to get to the valve.
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:43 PM   #44
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You all are forgetting Red Green's

Rothschild's Sewage and Septic Sucking Services

Seriously if all else fails find one of the services that cleans out porta johns. If I remember correctly they use a 4" fire hose end suction hose making or finding an adapter should be easy if they don't already have one.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:36 PM   #45
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Alrighty, I read all the posts and can't find my problem.

I already had the plugged toilet problem at christmas, managed to fix that and everything seemed to be fine (famous last words). To prevent any further problems (I think they arose from using high quality toilet paper), I stopped putting the t.p. down the toilet unless absolutely necessary.

Last time I dumped (keep in mind I'm full time and have a huge tank so I only dump about once a month) it seemed to me that only the fluids came out and none of the solids. So now it appears that the exit pipe is clogged down near the knife valve and up to the tank.

Driving around to loosen isn't an option at the moment although when I finally do move, I'm going to do the bag of ice trick. I have visions of me putting down a tarp, donning rubber gloves and poking a stick up there (the horror). The movie "RV" is running through my mind.

Any suggestions out there? Yes, I always put chemical in my tank. Where do you buy RidX? Maybe I can give it a try, see if it eats the solids. I need to dump soon!!
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:41 PM   #46
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Years go, a friend told me a "guest" put Kotex down the toilet in his 5er. Said it took forever to get it out. Didn't ask how he did it.
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If you are in a cold location, even using the lots of the bacteria option may not work well, especally if you were using the chemical (kill bacteria) option previously.

If your tank has pretty much emptied except the solids, I would fill it to the top with water. If you're lucky, the weight of the water will force the solids out.

If not, go get a box of Rid-X (1500 gal tank size) and poor the whole box in. If your in a cold climate, use warm to 100 degree water when topping off the tank.

If all goes well, everything or most should liquify in 24 hours.
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It might get cold there.
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Actually, I'm in Parksville, BC now which is a bit warmer.

I can't find anywhere to buy Rid-X here (Vancouver Island). Any other West Coasters out there know where to get it?

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When the in-laws had a house in Florida years ago with septic, they could never figure out why it kept getting stopped up even with using that stuff rid-x. My husband figured out why but never told his mom and dad ..... they never realized that it only got stopped up was when their daughter would come to visit with her husband. Yep condoms.
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There are some other bacteria options besides Rid-X. Unique and RV-trine come to mind. Those are available online if you can't find them locally.
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There are some other bacteria options besides Rid-X. Unique and RV-trine come to mind. Those are available online if you can't find them locally.
Yep, I use Unique exclusively. I would have recomended it, but you can only get online, AFAIK.
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OK, I've been there and did not have enough time to use any of the chemical and water solutions. So I put on very high rubber gloves, pushed a garden hose up the black water drain, put a tub under the sewer drain, turned the water on and then quickly opened the black water tank. It was not pretty and the spilled affluent caused some serious dry heaves on my part and screams of laughter on DW's part but it worked. Be quick to close the black water tank once you got it to flow so you don't have walk to much c**p to the dump station. That stuff raises a stink with the other campers trying to eat or enjoy the evening. Don't ask me how I know. That was my wifes highlight of the trip through New Mexico. Go figure.
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Here's the link for info on Unique RV Digest-it for those interested.

Unique RV Digest-It Unique Distributing

I see it's now being sold on Ebay too.

UNIQUE RV Digest It Holding Waste Tank Sensor Gallon | eBay
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