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Old 05-30-2015, 02:39 PM   #1
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Anybody install a siphon360 to prevent black/grey water odor?

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I notice an odor when walking into the casita today. We're going to clean out the drains, flush, etcetera now. We hadn't gotten a fresh water hose yet. I wanted to use Biokleen Bac-Out, but I can't find it where I am, so I'll have to get it when I'm in the city.
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Old 05-30-2015, 03:23 PM   #2
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What you did to cause the tanks odor?
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Old 05-30-2015, 03:25 PM   #3
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I did nothing, Sergey. We bought the casita Wednesday and towed it to a nearby RV park, we haven't used it yet, we need to clean it (it seems clean-ish but I want to give it a deep clean). So we haven't even used it.

Is it unusual to smell an odor when coming in? It's the first time I smelled it (I was in the casita at the owner's 3 separate times, for some time)--it actually seems to be coming from the grey water drain in the shower, though I'm not sure. I sent my partner to get what he can so we can clean it and flush it out (we have no bacout) but I wouldn't want this problem periodically.
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Old 05-30-2015, 03:37 PM   #4
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The grey water drain in the shower should have "screw in" sealing strainer. You should have the same strainer in the kitchen sink. But it is possible to get the odor from the tank if the strainer(s) was opened.
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Get a Hepo valve kit for the shower, it replaces the trap and valve. It is available from Little House Customs. The plastic thetford commode can emit odors. A Dometic 320 short ceramic commode is a great replacement for under $200. Odorlos treatment was suggested by Floyd and it works great. Old solids can collect in the tank but also in the pipe to the dump valve.
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Thank you, Eddie. We are currently running fresh water through the sink and hooked up a new stinky slinky and are flushing the toilet. I don't like that plastic toilet so I will look into the ceramic. Is that easy for a plumber to install? Where can I find more info on odors? I love bac out but its not available where I am. I will order it.


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This works great for Casita and Scamp black water tanks. Just hold the flush valve down and insert through the bowl opening.
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It's the shower drain. The toilet smells fine though we just put tsp in it and also have flushed it a lot. We ran the sink a lot, too. Eddie, why would an odor come from the shower drain? Ugh.


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It's the shower drain. The toilet smells fine though we just put tsp in it and also have flushed it a lot. We ran the sink a lot, too. Eddie, why would an odor come from the shower drain? Ugh.


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Do you close the shower drain valve when you are not using it? If I forget to close the valve and drive it stinks things up....
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I just wanted to ask--I'd like to run the shower, to cleanse that drain, and isn't there a valve I have to open? Thanks.
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Shower drain valve

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Do you close the shower drain valve when you are not using it? If I forget to close the valve and drive it stinks things up....
Please tell me where is the valve? Maybe it's open. The guy we bought it from drove it over here (twenty minutes from his home, which is why we chose this park for now). I haven't gotten brake wiring on my truck yet. We just parked it at an RV spot then it thunderstormed for a few days. This is the first day we've had a chance to do much and we have a LOT to do. We need to clean the whole bathroom. And the entire trailer, which itself looks clean enough but of course I want to do a deep clean.
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Eddie, or others, which one is the right commode?

Amazon.com: Dometic 320 short ceramic commode: Automotive

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Or is this it?

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What year Casita? The older ones had the shower drain control outside under the front end. The newer ones are located in the closet. If you have not seen Larry Gamble's site, check it out.

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