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Old 03-28-2011, 08:32 AM   #1
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Talking Chemicals in Black Water Tank

Do you need to add chemicals to the black water tank to break down the solids and to keep the smell down. If so, what do you use?
We are finally getting our TT moved to its permanent site in two weeks. The snow in central PA is now gone and the ground is drying out and it is now time for the fun (relaxing) to begin.
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:15 AM   #2
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I use TST Orange power granular. breaks stuff up very well and has no formaldehyde in it
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:23 AM   #3
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Chemicals in Black Tank

I have used a solution of Pine Sol and CalgonBath Beads for years with no problems at all. The Pine Sol to keeps the odor down and the Calgon lines the tank so all solids easily slid out. I am new to this forum also. Designer 36RLTS and F350 King Ranch Dually.
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I never use chemicals, a waste of money. I do have the flush out system and use it often to flush out the tanks.
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:04 PM   #5
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Do you need to add chemicals to the black water tank to break down the solids and to keep the smell down. If so, what do you use?
We are finally getting our TT moved to its permanent site in two weeks. The snow in central PA is now gone and the ground is drying out and it is now time for the fun (relaxing) to begin.
We used to. Then we forgot once. Nothing changed. So we haven't used anything since. Maybe if the trailer sat in hot weather for an extended period of time it would make a difference.

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I have used a solution of Pine Sol and CalgonBath Beads for years with no problems at all. The Pine Sol to keeps the odor down and the Calgon lines the tank so all solids easily slid out. I am new to this forum also. Designer 36RLTS and F350 King Ranch Dually.
Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum Bhoyles! Never thought of using Pine Sol, but like Hammerdown, we don't use chemicals. We do keep a small amount of water in the tank with a little liquid dish detergent when we are on the road though
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We use the drop ins... seem to work ok.. Never heard of using the dish detergent... to help slide the goodies on out...... gotta try that......
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I also use the TST Orange power, but it does not too that much....Do you have sewer in your new site? If so, just empty it every 3 or 4 days and you will never know it is there.
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As someone else mentoned I can't tell if anything is added to the tank or not. I just add a LOT of water after I dump and never have had a problem.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:24 AM   #10
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I just add water after I drain...of course when you hook up at your site...leave it closed and allow it to fill..I know everyone knows this but with new folks you always have to mention it just in case...I know first hand the problem if you dont let it fill up...
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