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Old 05-18-2013, 09:42 AM   #1
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Grey Water Tank

Has anyone heard of adding one cup vinegar to the grey water tank after each 10 gallons of fill to control buildup of crud in the tank.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:55 AM   #2
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No,, but I know several people add Calgon to there tanks for that purpose.
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Has anyone heard of adding one cup vinegar to the grey water tank after each 10 gallons of fill to control buildup of crud in the tank.
Vinegar is a wonderful thing. Many many uses.
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Just don't use bleach or a product with bleach in the toilet if you added vinegar, it creates a poisonous gas, Chlorine gas to be specific.
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I quit using the chemicals they sell for treating the waste tanks. I now use cheap laundry detergent and dishwasher soap. Add a cup of each to both tanks. Always had odors from the black tank with the chemicals, no more since I switched. Plus my tank level monitor now read correct, which it didn't before.
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chboone........do you use liquid or powder?
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I found a helpful video about cleaning the tanks.

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I found a helpful video about cleaning the tanks.

Resist, thanks for sharing. Very informative. Do you possibly do anything to gray tank. I find that if I don't dump even a overnight holding, I get a odor in traveling. Guess rule is to ALWAYS dump gray. Again, appreciate video.
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thanks for sharing, great info
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One cup of vinegar per 10 gallons of water is so diluted that I don't see any benefit. You need something to cut built up grease, I occasionally add a bit of Dawn dish soap to help clean the grey tank.

The type of Calgon you want for cleaning both tanks is Calgon Water Softener, preferably the powdered form. This is difficult to find, I look in almost every Walmart we stop at and it is getting rare. It is available from Amazon, if order over $25 worth shipping is free.

Amazon.com: Calgon Water Softener Powder, 40-Ounce (Pack of 2): Health & Personal Care
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Do you possibly do anything to gray tank. I find that if I don't dump even a overnight holding, I get a odor in traveling.
Sorry but I'm new to this and am in the process of still learning. I found this video by accident, but he appears to have many other great videos on there that are helpful as well.
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chboone........do you use liquid or powder?
The laundry detergent is liquid, dishwasher is powder. I put the powder in warm water to dissolve it and pour it down the toilet, and sink. I use the dishwasher soap because it has water softener in it the same as calgon. Try it for a few tanks and any odors should go away. They did for me. I buy mine at the .99 only store or any place that sells it cheap
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