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Old 05-08-2012, 10:11 PM   #1
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safe toilet bowl cleaner

I just recently disinfected my freshwater tank and my bathroom started to smell real bad after that. Did some research and discovered that chlorine in the black water tank could kill the beneficial bacteria in the black water sanitizer I was using. I had drained and refilled the gray water several times and didn't have any problems with it. The black water wasn't full enough to drain. I ended up sitting on the toilet with my foot on the lever enjoying the smell till I got it filled enough to drain. Smell finally went away.

Now that I am wiser to the chlorine issue, does anyone know of a good toilet bowl cleaner without chlorine in it?

The fresh water sanitizer I assume I'll just have to be mindful of proper rinsing of all tanks after usage.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:23 AM   #2
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This is what I use.

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...FQZ5hwodmErsZw
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:26 AM   #3
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I've been using Lysol total clean without bleach both home and in my unit. It has an acid in it and smells of mint. The blue one not the green one.

I do however only use it right before dumping so cannot say if it will inhibit bacteria growth like bleach. Pretty sure they are designed to kill bacteria though in most cases.

Bleach however kills all bacteria.

Also I use the CST orange which I have found to be the best so far at keeping the tank odors at bay.
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Thanks rwilley, I'll give it a try.

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I've been using Lysol total clean without bleach both home and in my unit. It has an acid in it and smells of mint. The blue one not the green one.

I do however only use it right before dumping so cannot say if it will inhibit bacteria growth like bleach. Pretty sure they are designed to kill bacteria though in most cases.

Bleach however kills all bacteria.

Also I use the CST orange which I have found to be the best so far at keeping the tank odors at bay.
Thanks for the reply 3'senough. I live full time in my travel trailer so I have to clean the toilet more often than I dump it. I use Bio-pak from Wallex and it does a great job as well. That is until I disinfected the fresh water tank. Anyways I can't thank you...enough...for your reply. Sorry couldn't resist.
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I don't think the chlorine in the black tank was the cause of the problem.

Black tanks are holding tanks, not septic tanks. The material does not stay in long enough to be affected by beneficial bacteria.
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I use the Thetford Aqua Clean, Kitchen and Bathroom. It has a nice smell and cleans the plastic.
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I use the Thetford Aqua Clean, Kitchen and Bathroom. It has a nice smell and cleans the plastic.
X2, It does have a nice smell to it!
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:49 AM   #8
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Maybe, maybe not?

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I don't think the chlorine in the black tank was the cause of the problem.

Black tanks are holding tanks, not septic tanks. The material does not stay in long enough to be affected by beneficial bacteria.
I checked other websites and it appears there are differing opinions on this subject. Most usually concur that the waste doesn't stay in long enough for bacterial action to be useful. However that doesn't apply in my case as I live full time in my travel trailer. About once a month, sometimes twice, I will empty my black water tank. I generally empty the gray water weekly. Any problems with smell usually come from the gray water and generally it is shortly after I emptied the tank and didn't add any "Walex TOI-61776 Elemonate Grey Water Deodorizer and Cleaner". I add "Walex BIO-11530 Bio-Pak Natural Holding Tank Deodorizer and Waste Digester" to the black water tank. At the time I had added two of the Bio-Pak's to my black water with no change. I have not had this problem until I disinfected the fresh water tank. I also treated the gray water as well. The problem didn't go away until I emptied the black water tank. There was still a slight smell afterwards which according to the article I read was to be expected as it may take a couple of empties to get all the chlorine out. However at this time the bathroom is the best smelling room in the TT.
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