Blue Streak Automatic Chemical Dispenser for Marine and RV Toilets.
A few weeks ago I was out in my rig taking inventory of all the holding tank products that I have since we were getting ready for a trip and I must have 4 different products in my closet which all take up space. I was thinking at that time it would be nice if I could just settle on one product and dump the rest.
I was introduced to Blue Streak and asked if I would do an installation review about this product which I initially found to be interesting so I had Carl send me a kit so I could try it out. The kit came in a acrylic see-through pack and features a plastic holding tank, a feed line and integral shut off clamp, a directional venturi valve, mounting screws, mini hose clamps, special install tubes (2) for other manufacturers, an instruction manual and a 1 quart container of the Blue Streak chemical.
Complete Kit described above note the in-line clamp to shut off the flow from the tank
I removed the materials from the kit and took a look at the install instructions. Apparently my installation is probably the easiest to do because I don’t have to do anything other than cut the line from the feed side of the foot valve that goes to the toilet. The instructions state to mount the tank below the top of the stool or the chemical could flow into the toilet. Remarkably this setup could actually be installed in a storage compartment below the floor if it were convenient. All you would have is a clear piece of tubing coming up and being attached to the stool's plumbing.
In my case I conventionally mounted the Blue Streak tank to the right on the back wall using the 3 screws provided. I believe that the screws are stainless. I mounted the tank top slightly below the top of the rim of the stool so I wouldn’t have to bend over too much to add the chemical. The supply line comes off the bottom of the tank and is directed along the floor to where the attachment point is located. I cut the feed line from the foot valve to the toilet about half way. Looking at the valve T you will see an arrow that points in the direction of the water flow. In my case the arrow points up.
Using a sharp blade or tool cut the line approximately in the middle
I placed 2 mini hose clamps one on each side of the cut over the supply line. I then pushed in one side and then the other so the line was up tight against the T’s body making sure that the direction of flow arrow was properly oriented. I secured the lines by sliding over the mini clamp and locating the clamp about ¼ of an inch from the T in the middle of the pipe that is slid into the supply line. I tightened same and checked it over again to make sure that the clamps were centered and secured. You don’t need to use a lot of torque on the clamps just so long as they are tight. I turned on my water pump switch and pressurized the system. In the event of a leak I could quickly turn off the pressure. No leaks no drips no errors! Nice. I operated the foot valve for about 10 to 15 seconds and I could see the Blue Streak make its way down the supply line, up to the T and come out all around inside the stool. A white finish cover is provided which is placed over the tank. 4 small tabs hold it in place.
Our son took the camper out for a weekend camp and he said that the toilet worked fine without any problems. He told me that he liked the fact that the water had a blue tint to it which reminds him of the home product he uses. The chemical leaves a faint fresh odor.
Bring in and tighten the clamps. Note the direction of flow indicator on the valve.
One of the benefits of using the Blue Streak chemical is that it only uses the chemical that it needs to control holding tank odors per flush. In the chemical is also a lubricant which keeps the water seals in the toilet lubricated. The chemical is formaldehyde free so it can be used anywhere. The dye that is used in the chemical is water soluble and is non-staining. In a great many installations the quart of chemical will last approximately 1 season or on the average for 400 flushes. The Blue Streak chemical is available by the quart or in a package of 3.
The Blue Streak Kit is available from distribution centers like RVUpgrades.com. For additional information about the Blue Streak Automatic Chemical Metering & Dispenser Kit see the website at: www.bluestreakchem.com
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Good description of the install --- I have had the product installed for three years now and it works as described. I have not had to add any additional black tank chemicals during that time and I have not had any odors at all from the black tank. To give an idea of the usage, this past weekend (Labor Day weekend) we were out for Thursday through today (Tuesday) and before we left, I filled the tank -- when we came home today, the chemical was down about 1 inch from the top --- a little chemical goes a long way in this case.
Highly recommend the product to all !!!
Dave and Karen -- '02 Ultimate Advantage 36 C, 350 HP Cummins, Allison 3060 Tranny, 2013 Ford Edge, InvisiBrake