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Old 04-27-2012, 01:40 PM   #29
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I hope it wasn't too hot as that will kill the bacteria.
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I don't have my S&B WH hotter than I can stand on my hand. BTW, does Rid-X foam up or expand? Black tank is pretty full. About 12" from the bottom of the toilet to the water.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:43 PM   #31
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It will swell a little and may foam a bit, but since its pretty much just water, not much. I would leave it set a day, then top off till you're sure it's above the top sensor.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:10 PM   #32
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The reason they say to have your tank full before dumping is to be sure there's enough flow to carry the solids out, not necessarily to give time to liquify the contents, but it does help.
Been RV'ing since 1957 (before most TT's had toilets) and have never had a black tank plug up on me. Use whatever TP we had in the house.
I don't use Rid-X as it's made for long term action in a septic system. You're RV has a holding tank, not a septic system.
After dumping I fill the tank with a few gallons of fresh water and add the chemicals.
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The closest store didn't have the liquid Rid-x, so I bought the box and dissolved it best I could and added the sugar. Doesn't dissolve easy, even in hot water. Hot it works.
I'm sorry, I don't understand the "sugar". Am I missing something?
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When we start packing up, the wife put's my can of shaving cream on the foot pedal and the bottom of the toilet. By the time we have the chairs stored, the awning in, the slide in and jacks up the black tank is full and ready for draining.
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I think the detergent was a good idea, I just think you should have left it in for a day or two.

As far as the Rid-X route, I would use a whole box ($7-$8). For best results, use as warm of water as you can, just not hot. Then I would desolve 2 cups of sugar and add that. The warm water and sugar will speed up the bacteria a action.

There is another product called RV Digest-it, made by Unique. It's a more concentrated form and is a liquid. Either one you use, I would let it set for 2 days, just to be sure.

Never did the ice thing. Seems like yould need a lot and have to drive around through the whole process.
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It was on page two. Post #22.

I looked after a couple hours and it didn't appear to be foaming or expanding. Last time I checked, it was at the bottom white of the toilet. Gonna go check again. BRB.

Still at the bottom of the white.
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I'm sorry, I don't understand the "sugar". Am I missing something?
Since your tank is mostly water right now, the sugar will entergize the bacteria causing it to multiply. Since you did use a whole box, maybe not necessary, buy can't hurt. The main thing is leave it set as long as possible, the same if you use a heavy detergent....both work.
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I've only been on two trips and really can't say for sure if the sensors ever worked right. I know they are notoriously wrong, but 2/3 when empty and the fresh says 2/3 when full. Grey shows empty.
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Checked this morning, and if anything the fluid level in the toilet is slightly lower than it was last evening. Looks black too. I take that as a good thing. Before I bought this thing, I don't know how long it sat with what was in the tanks. There is no pyramid under the toilet.

On my second trip, I found that the black tank filled up a lot sooner than it should have. I did pump some grey into the black as I had filled the grey with my long hot showers. I installed a pump just for that purpose, and it works great. Had on on my 5er too.

When I dumped the tanks after the second trip, I found out that I can get ~5 more gallons out of each tank if I raise my MH up on blocks. My parking spot is on a ~5% grade.

There are some removable panels in the wet bay, but they are sealed with black silicon seal and I really don't want to remove them if I don't have to. Hopefully the Rid-X will get things working right. Not a trip breaker as I carry extra water, can look down the toilet to see how full it is and know when my grey tank is full.
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It's been Rid-X'n since Friday, but I'm afraid, very afraid... that it didn't clean my black sensor. I'm in no hurry, so I'ma gonna let it "soak" longer.
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