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Old 06-12-2018, 01:42 AM   #1
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Black water tank maintence

For all intents and purposes I am a full timer but have a 10 day window that I will be gone coming up in a month. I'm looking for a recommendation for a product to put into the hold tank that will clean the tank beyond what a normal dump and tank rinse will do.

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Old 06-12-2018, 04:11 PM   #2
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Recently on our boat we have been using Oxyclean leaves things smelling very fresh for the next trip.
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Oxyclean is a good idea. I use good squirt Dawn dish soap & couple gallons of water, also keeps the valve lubed. When storing I add a small amount of water to the grey tanks with 1/4-1/2 cup of cheapo cooking oil to keep the valves lubed.
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:56 PM   #4
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Oxyclean is a good idea. I use good squirt Dawn dish soap & couple gallons of water, also keeps the valve lubed. When storing I add a small amount of water to the grey tanks with 1/4-1/2 cup of cheapo cooking oil to keep the valves lubed.
Danny,

Do you just put the cooking oil down a drain like the kitchen and bathroom sink? My cables are quite stiff and I would like to give that a try.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:52 PM   #5
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Anybody still use Calgon?
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:13 PM   #6
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Danny,

Do you just put the cooking oil down a drain like the kitchen and bathroom sink? My cables are quite stiff and I would like to give that a try.
Yes! So far it's worked!
Brad, I don't do the Calgon, but do have a portable water softener hooked up all the time.
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We use the Calgon on both black and gray tanks. Have been using it for 15 years in many different RV's never had a stinky tank issue.
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We use the Calgon on both black and gray tanks. Have been using it for 15 years in many different RV's never had a stinky tank issue.
Cool - I bought some on Amazon 4 years ago and put it somewhere I would remember about in the spring. Just found it
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Calgon, Take me awaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
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Dawn dish soap has worked for us so far.
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