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mchero

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wa8yxm wrote:

Gee all you folks throwing money down the drain,, LITERALLY THROWING MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN.

I use water


Amen
I'm a full timer that uses water as well! I did install a couple of those wind vanes that put slight negative pressure on tanks while driving down the road!


Hmmm, i need to get into the black tank chemical biz! Sounds like a money maker!


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If anybody told me my s--t didn't stink I wouldn't believe them. I don't believe yours doesn't stink either. It simply defies reality. If you're using only water, I sure don't want to be around while you're dumping or for long while afterwards.

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DFord wrote:

If anybody told me my s--t didn't stink I wouldn't believe them. I don't believe yours doesn't stink either. It simply defies reality. If you're using only water, I sure don't want to be around while you're dumping or for long while afterwards.


Water only works, but if you don't get it, you don't get it. Thousands of people using only water with no issues. But I guess they are all wrong....


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DFord wrote:

If anybody told me my s--t didn't stink I wouldn't believe them. I don't believe yours doesn't stink either. It simply defies reality. If you're using only water, I sure don't want to be around while you're dumping or for long while afterwards.


Shouldn't smell at all if the drain line is tight at both ends.


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wopachop wrote:

I wonder how many campgrounds are on septic and have issues from different chemicals?


I think this is primarily why formaldehyde was outlawed, but natural decomposition really only requires the proper bacteria which are of course natural. Additives like fragrances etc are hard on microbes. Tank conditioners with soaps, dyes, etc, wreak havoc on natural bacterial decomposition. Water should really be the only thing a properly maintained RV septic system should need. IMHO, If it smells, you have another issue.


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way2roll wrote:

DFord wrote:

If anybody told me my s--t didn't stink I wouldn't believe them. I don't believe yours doesn't stink either. It simply defies reality. If you're using only water, I sure don't want to be around while you're dumping or for long while afterwards.


Water only works, but if you don't get it, you don't get it. Thousands of people using only water with no issues. But I guess they are all wrong....


EXACTLY

Can you say roof vent stack?
Plus, I'm connected to septic and dump about every two weeks.

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The wave action in the black tank will break up any clumps if you use enough water. If you are parked and not moving, and don't use enough water you will end up with a poop pyramid that is hard to break up no matter what you use.


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As stated we full time. We are hooked up to park septic. We keep black tank valve closed and dump about every two weeks. We do keep gray valve open but if its going to be below freezing during the day i will close gray.
Shower nights, 2 times/week. If black tank nearing full I'll close gray b4 showers. After showers will dump black then open gray.
No pyramid in our black tank.

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wopachop wrote:

I wonder how many campgrounds are on septic and have issues from different chemicals?


Holly recreation area in Michigan. Dump station closed indefinitely since last year, due to leach field failure party due to overuse of tank chems. And now, with new code standards to meet, a new field is not going to work in the area they have for it.


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DFord wrote:

If anybody told me my s--t didn't stink I wouldn't believe them. I don't believe yours doesn't stink either. It simply defies reality. If you're using only water, I sure don't want to be around while you're dumping or for long while afterwards.


I've certainly been around when it happens. It's always some old guy who's too cheap and selfish to give a dang. He fouls a city block as those decent people behind him in line at the dump are forced to suffer.

* This post was edited 03/09/20 07:38pm by ScottG *


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