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Old 06-01-2011, 10:52 AM   #43
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i think i mainly had toilet paper build up !

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Old 06-02-2011, 08:03 AM   #44
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i think i mainly had toilet paper build up !
We have a small, old septic system where our "Beast" mostly stays so we don't even put toilet paper in the tank. We line our bathroom garbage can with plastic grocery bags and burn it in our fire pit just before we go to bed. They do the same thing in the pump house at the small private campground next door. We also treat the septic system (through our black tank) with Rid-Ex every month.

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Thanks for all the info but have one maybe dumb question - for those of you using Dawn - is it for the dishwasher or for the sink, or does it matter, thanks, Lynn
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The Dawn is for the black tank so it goes down the toilet. I mix the Calgon and Dawn in the bowl with plenty of water, then flush. As I drive down the road it sloshes around and cleans the side of the tank. I think this would be a good thing for the grey tank too.
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WoW, that's about all I can say. WoW, that's a lot of wasted fresh water!!!
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Since I'm now "Full Time" I do not clean the black tank much, I do rinse it out well if I'm planing on a long time between dumps though (I've gone up to 8 days)

NOTE that the sensors tend to show part full even when it's empty and visually confirmed as such.. This is normal.

I replaced "the Flusher" (TM) with a "Tornado" (TM) in the tank, this does a better job of flushing it out.. I will do mutiple flushes.. And to clean the sensors off so they work better I have tried the "RV Swivel Stick" (TM) by Camco and a home made version of the Valterra Master Blaster (TM) Mine is a bit better than theirs for My rig, might not be better for yours. (More rugged design)

That's the only one that has truly worked.

I also use the "Geo Method" I will describe it..

Dump and flush well, add 1/2 cup each Dawn blue (The original) dishwashing liquid, DO NOT USE THE ANTI-BACTERIAL (yellow) formula, 1/2 cup Calgon Water Softener, and water,, In my 36 gallon tank I use about six gallons (I have a handy, dandy six gallon jug)

Drive.. 50-100 miles.

Dump again.. Now when I dump this 2nd time it will show full, NO option here it will show FULL and the reason is that it is FULL.. Of soap bubbles.

The Tornado will knock those down. Or the wands I listed above.

Or time.

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