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Old 01-28-2014, 05:51 PM   #15
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Dump valves?

Surely drano will eat at the petroleum jelly or wax and hair conditioner residue... Won't it?[/QUOTE]

And after a good dose.......hope you knife blades(seals) on your dump valves still work good
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Putting Dawn dish liquid will help cut grease and oil. Put a cup in the tank, fill with water and drive your favorite twisting road. It also helps to occasionally put Calgon Water Softener in the tanks to help clean sensors and sides of the tank. I'm surprised that because it was heavily advertised on TV made it seem O.K. Many harmful things are advertised, many 'solutions' are worse than the original problem. Too bad Common Sense isn't Common.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:18 PM   #17
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One look and feel of those wet wipes tells you not to flush them. As far as body wash and hair conditioner…….I don't believe it for one minute. A woman that doesn't use conditioner is a rare bird. Three girls in all our rv's and gallons of conditioner and body wash and never a problem. Fat from foods is more likely the culprit. Dawn dish soap is the solution.
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Was in the Septic business for years so it is a hanging offense to even bring wet wipes into my MH.
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You know,, When I read this thread title it reminds me of a Game Show ad (Family Feud?)

Comic: What would be the worst thing you could drop in your toilet?
Contestent: YOUR TEETH.
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I'm not even going to ask DW, so is there anything besides a divorce attorney that will get conditioner out of the gray tank?
Dawn is a good thing but I ALWAYS use white vinegar in black tanks and grey water. IO have used 2 gallons at a time and hot water if available andf let it sit overnight and if possible take a 'slosh run' looking for a few bumps and holes to make the 'slosh' better, just around a few blocks... I do this usually at the end of the year and then flush with fresh water. Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and is acid enough to clean scum from the sides of the tanks, it removes all soap too so use it in your hair for real shine and you won;t need much conditioner (I hardly use it and have little problem with fly away...) Keeps scalp clear and clean so you don't have to wash hair as often, I find conditioner makes it greasy and oily .. sorry, I diverse, my vote is for white vinegar all the way,,
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Was in the Septic business for years so it is a hanging offense to even bring wet wipes into my MH.

Same here !
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Back when we had the S&B My DW's Brother stayed with us for awhile. He would throw those down the toilet also.
We were on Septic, house only two years old. Yep 350.00 later to get the septic pumped. We do use but they go into the trash.
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In many Boats there is a one sentence sign. It needs no explanation.

If you haven't eaten it, don't even think about putting it in the HEAD (toilet).

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SuperClean will remove any grease, solids or odor causing material you put in your tanks
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Dishwasher soap Tabs will clean the hardest oils. Rise after to clean the rubber seals before closing gate valves.
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Putting Dawn dish liquid will help cut grease and oil. Put a cup in the tank, fill with water and drive your favorite twisting road. It also helps to occasionally put Calgon Water Softener in the tanks to help clean sensors and sides of the tank. I'm surprised that because it was heavily advertised on TV made it seem O.K. Many harmful things are advertised, many 'solutions' are worse than the original problem. Too bad Common Sense isn't Common.
Are you referring to Drano and will palehorse please educate me rather than hoping my system still works..I'm a person who likes to understand why.
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I was referring to the idea that because it was advertised on TV, it must be true....or O.K. Advertisement's goal is to sell something. If they have to create a problem to sell, well, you got trouble my friend. (Music Man reference)

Drano is lye, (sodium hydroxide) salt, and little bits of aluminum. The lye and aluminum react and make hydrogen gas and heat. The caustic lye solution is agitated by the heat and gases to help unclog a drain. A black tank is much larger than a sink drain and the heat and churning does nothing for the soap and scum in the tank. By the way, pioneers made soap my mixing lye and animal fats and grease, along with a little glycerin. Lotions have glycerin, fats and grease from our waste and washing, adding the Drano makes more soap!! In addition, the particles of aluminum do a job on the sliding seal in the gate valve. I would not recommend Drano in an RV system.
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A HA, the other 1/2 uses those Damm things in the bathroom @ the S&B
I have been having a problem the last week and I bet thats what happened they are getting thrown down the Toyte. Damm. I was just looking at the Toliet Bowl Auger @ HD yesterday but they want $35.00 for it, I guess alot cheapier than having the Pro's coming knocking.


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