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Old 04-19-2015, 10:26 PM   #11
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After I drain my black tank I fill my 5 gal. Bucket with water and dump it down the toilet as fast as it will go. And I always run with at least a gal. Of water and 1/4 cup of dial dish soap.
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Old 04-20-2015, 12:53 AM   #12
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thanks , what does dish soap do ?
would not it kill the good bacteria?
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Old 04-20-2015, 01:03 AM   #13
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Dish soap helps loosen the solids clinging to solid surfaces. Your black tank is more like a port-a-potty, not a septic tank. Your waste isn't in there long enough for any bacteria to break the solids down. My black tank sensor also reads inaccurately at lower levels. Another option is to use a tank flush wand like this http://www.amazon.com/Valterra-A01-0...ank+flush+hose
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When I dump my black tank, after I give it a good rinse, I add the chemicals and give it two good flushes of the toilet. If I recall correctly, the instructions on the chemicals say to add 2 gallons of water when adding the chemicals. I doubt it that's much but I haven't noticed any problems either.
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:30 AM   #15
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RV toilet paper and regular toilet paper will both break down in water, almost at the same rate, but neither will break down completely in a day or two, therefore you will get some hanging up.
is this accurate? I just bought 48 rolls of RV toilet paper thinking it was required.
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:45 PM   #16
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I dont think i would buy the ultra thick and soft toilet paper but we use normal thinner type paper. Not the rv stuff. Dont want my fingers going through the tracing paper stuff never had a problem yet with that.
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:28 PM   #17
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always add after you dump the tank, never let it go dry with a 9 gal tank I would add at least a gal of water
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If in doubt about the toilet paper you use being RV friendly a good test is to take a jar almost completely filled with water and then place a sheet of the toilet paper in it and then shake it up real well. After a minute you sould see the toilet paper breaking apart.
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I always add chemicals and about 3 gallons of water in the black and gray tanks after dumping. They stay smelling good and anything left behind is broken down.

And I learned from another forum to put 1/2 capful of liquid Calgon water softener in the tanks after dumping (with the water and chemicals). It sloshes around on the ttrip home and the Calgon makes the sides of the tanks slick, preventing "stuff" from sticking. I've done that for 8 years and the sensors have worked flawlessly ever since.
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Calgon is great stuff to use but I have a hard time finding it.
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