Originally Posted by tlkhorses
Couple of gallons of water in the tank and drop a green Bio-pak into the tank through the toilet. Repeat after emptying the tank.
If the bowl is not holding water try using plumbers grease on the seal. Turn the water off, hold the valve open and apply grease to the seal. Unless the seal is really bad it will work until next year.
To me whether it is in storage or not, these packs are about a Buck each and smell good. Deodorant is better than sewer smell. I flush tanks every trip and rinse with wand but green or blue flush able is always the last thing with a few gallons of water.
Chemicals going down the pipe don't concern me much. They are also supposed to break down paper products.
Why hesitate using the deodorants? That is what they are for.