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Old 11-22-2015, 12:31 PM   #11
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3" Pipe holds 0.367 gallons of water per foot...
Seriously Jon, could you not be so vague with your posts, and possibly come up with something a bit more accurate?

The pipe length was well less than 2' long on our 19, so likely held near that 1/2 gallon. It might not hurt then to add near a gallon of water before the chemicals.
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Old 11-22-2015, 12:44 PM   #12
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Aren't the chemicals eventually going to disperse into the water anyway if they dissolve correctly- unless they are trapped in the pipe?

(I have a feeling I am going to regret this question. ...waiting... )
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Old 11-22-2015, 01:20 PM   #13
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Found Oderless to be the best . You need to add water with chemical . Found if you can let sit for maybe a week after you get home after the last dump ,everything is liquified. We do have a clean out at home though . Tried others and they didn't do the job . Went back to Oderless . Was at camping world long time ago and a old timer suggested it as being the best . We have extreme heat here in California and there is no smell . After we dump , then clean out tank with wand in toilet , add chemical and water and we are ready for next trip. Pat
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Old 11-22-2015, 01:51 PM   #14
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Bob, there can be a bad smell particularly right after dumping but I would think that water would take care of that soon enough. As for the powder, I always think I am going to make a big mess with it.

The packets are not all the same and surely usually dissolve or the tank would be blocked soon enough. Some of the packet material is tougher than others. I suppose a packet can be cut and then just pour out of it and throw away the material. A packet not dissolved and sitting is probably more due to inadequate water unless it was perhaps very old and the material was dried out or some such.
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Found Oderless to be the best . You need to add water with chemical . Found if you can let sit for maybe a week after you get home after the last dump ,everything is liquified. We do have a clean out at home though . Tried others and they didn't do the job . Went back to Oderless . Was at camping world long time ago and a old timer suggested it as being the best . We have extreme heat here in California and there is no smell . After we dump , then clean out tank with wand in toilet , add chemical and water and we are ready for next trip. Pat
I will look for Odorless. There are so many. Don't know how many we have used by now.
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Found Oderless to be the best . You need to add water with chemical . Found if you can let sit for maybe a week after you get home after the last dump ,everything is liquified. We do have a clean out at home though . Tried others and they didn't do the job . Went back to Oderless . Was at camping world long time ago and a old timer suggested it as being the best . We have extreme heat here in California and there is no smell . After we dump , then clean out tank with wand in toilet , add chemical and water and we are ready for next trip. Pat
Found it as "Odorlos". Don't know that we have used that one. Thanks, Pat! I will look for it.
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I will look for Odorless. There are so many. Don't know how many we have used by now.
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Found it as "Odorlos". Don't know that we have used that one. Thanks, Pat! I will look for it.
Sorry I misspelled . It is what Glen is showing you . It also comes in packets which is what I am using now . Pat
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Now this is something I've never thought of. The drain pipe on my 21 is about six feet long, so according to Jon's formula it holds more than two gallons. Dang. So, how should one proceed? Use packets and hope they stay on the floor of the tank and not immediately go into the pipe?
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