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Old 07-31-2011, 02:36 AM   #15
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I've just posted info on the thread dealing with cleaning porta potties about a product called Wetchem RV Zyme-Out. It does a great job of eliminating odor in the porta potty. It appears to be effective for holding tanks as well. Here is the link to their website: Westchem Industrial Water Treatment
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:01 AM   #16
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Just returned from 3 weeks on the road & did a lot of dry camping so all the tanks were well used. While away I ran out of the my bottle of blue stuff for the black water tank so purchased some stuff in pre made gel packs walled Porta-pak by Walex. The portitions are most likely more than needed for the small tank but I noted it had a much freasher (not so chemical) smell to it than the previous stuff even when the temps were in the 90's.

I dont use paper dishes or cups so I do dishes at least a couple of times a day and do scrape the dishes & pots off well before washing and give the coffee pot a rinse outside before washing. Once home I clean the grey water tank out and shoot the hose into the holding tank from the dump pipe and even though it was dumped during the trip every couple of days it is amazing how much stuff comes out. Once clean I leave the cap open to let it air out. Once a year I do a serious clean out and use the water softner in it as well. Seems to work - never had an odour problem from the grey tank.
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:52 AM   #17
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Calgon water softener in powder form, works for me.



I am late to this post, but I have used Calgon for years! Even in our Class A. The only way to go. I have never had my black/grey smell since using it. And it's inexpensive.......... I use a cup each time I drain the tanks and a gallon of water.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:54 PM   #18
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Floyd, where did you order a 5 qt bottle of this stuff? I only see it in 4 oz on this site OD-410 ODORLOS HOLDING TANK TREATMENT
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Wht I am using now in those little packets only lasts a day or two with only #1 in it. I need something better. :-)
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:42 PM   #19
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I just bought some Happy Camper odorless holding tank treatment. non toxic mineral base. Have not given a try yet but it comes highly recommended on other rv forums. It is guaranteed to get rid of odors. The cost is very reasonable.

Happy Camper - Odorless Holding Tank Treatment Black and Grey Water
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:44 AM   #20
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Calgon-1 cup + 1 gal water.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:23 PM   #21
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Calgon - 1 cup + 1 gal water?
Is that all?? no deoderizer with that mix? How long does your tank stay non stinky with that solution? I am assuming you use this mix in a clean tank before using it daily for a few days. With use of the holding tank by say even 2 people how long will this mix stay "fresh"?
Will this get rid of poop and pee smells in the holding tank?
By the way I did find some ODORLOS at Camping world today. Calgon is cheap though
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:48 AM   #22
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I have to perfect answer to controlling black water holding tank odor. No black water holding tank. Use the facilities at the campground.
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:33 AM   #23
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Calgon - 1 cup + 1 gal water?
Is that all?? no deoderizer with that mix?

Yes that is all........... Water will be added with usage! As far as how long, basically until you dump, but if odors arise. Just add another cup mixed in water. It's not rocket science, just know it works!

No chemical deodorizers are needed with the calgon. Just try it, you have nothing to loose but a couple bucks if you don't like the way it works. Personally I have used this method for years and prefer it over any other rv holding tank deodorizing application I have ever used.







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I have to perfect answer to controlling black water holding tank odor. No black water holding tank. Use the facilities at the campground.

Ewwww, ick! Thanks but no thanks! The day a campground bathroom can be half as clean as I keep my bathroom than i might think about it. Might being the key word. Since that isn't gonna happen I will continue to use my bathroom and since I use calgon I don't have odor problems, nor black tank issues. I have found the perfect answer, it works for me. Calgon!
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:25 AM   #24
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Question: Concerning both tanks!

Starting with empty tanks.

So we get to the campground and pour in our favorite odor and/or decomposing additive.

We add a gallon of water. The water washes the additive into the drain pipes under the camper.

Then we go about camping and using the sinks and toilet. "Stuff" lands in the bottom of the tanks and lays there, because the additive and water are sitting in the drain pipes. . Stuff stinks!

Eventually enough liquids are added to cover the bottom of the tanks, but nothing has really stired up the additive/water mix in the drain.So how much of the additive will migrate to where it is needed, to where the stuff is ?

Wouldn't it be better to first put enough water into the tank to fill the drains, before pouring in the additive/water mix? How much liquid does a 3"-4" pipe hold per foot or inch"?

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Calgon-1 cup + 1 gal water + (1 cup liquid laundry soap if you have a odor.)
Work's for me.
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Floyd, where did you order a 5 qt bottle of this stuff? I only see it in 4 oz on this site OD-410 ODORLOS HOLDING TANK TREATMENT
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Wht I am using now in those little packets only lasts a day or two with only #1 in it. I need something better. :-)
We bought our last bottle at Camping World....
Odorlos Waste Chemical - Product - Camping World
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