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Old 05-15-2010, 05:24 PM   #29
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While I am also a big "water only" fan, I thought I would give the Calgon method a try just to see if it really had any effect on anything (my guess is that it will not). I have not been able to find Calgon anywhere so if someone could point me to some non-online provider it would be appreciated. The only reason for the attempt would be to make the sensors read better since we don't have an odor problem and no problem with any kind of build up in the tank (ask me how I know that!). Ok, the hint is that I had the tanks out and was not bright enough to fully clean them before re-installing! Great, thanks, you had to ask!
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed bill (AB 1824) late last week, which would have prohibited the sale and use of some of the most effective and widely employed holding tank deodorants utilized in waste facilities and toilets on boats and recreational vehicles.
"I am returning Assembly Bill 1824 without my signature," the governor wrote to legislators upon vetoing the bill. "This bill prohibits the sale and use of a specified list of chemicals in chemical toilets and waste facilities of recreational vehicles.

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Old 08-23-2010, 03:21 PM   #31
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Cool, current tank I added a couple cups of pine sol, wiped out the ugly smell of ancient fermented urine in one go. The fan in the bathroom is powerful enough to pull the gasses out of the tank through the seal at the base of the toilet. This is the only time it smells is when you're showering and the exhaust fan is on or when ya flush.

Now, ya just smell the faint whiff of pine sol.
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It appears the Governor feels that EXISTING laws and rules are capable of doing the same thing, plus are flexible enough that they can be adapted to fight chemical company trickery (Very minor changes in a chemical that basically make no difference)

The new law would have made such trickery much easier.
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:28 PM   #34
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I use no holding tank chemicals either. But, in regard to the Pinesol statement, I have had gray tank level sensors that read 2/3 full no matter what and have tried everything to clean them. So, before a trip to Yellowstone, I dumped a huge bottle of Pinesol in the gray tank and filled it until the water started to come up in the shower. Let that sit for a week and drained it halfway and took off. When we got to Grizzly RV Park I dumped the gray tank and lo and behold the sensors read empty, first time since the coach was new. I inquired about dumping water with Pinesol into the CG sewer and they said thank you.
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