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Old 11-22-2015, 06:09 PM   #21
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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?
Don't you think maybe you are overthinking this ? Pat
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Old 11-22-2015, 06:18 PM   #22
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I overthink everything.
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Old 11-22-2015, 06:20 PM   #23
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I haven't been happy with odor control in my trailer. I'm using the wrong stuff, but having the chemical wash into the long pipe immediately might also have something to do with it.
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Old 11-22-2015, 06:46 PM   #24
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I think we should just relax and let nature take its course.
Add a half gallon of water after emptying, add Odorlos, and if it starts to smell after a couple days, add a couple ounces more.
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Old 11-22-2015, 06:49 PM   #25
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I think we should just relax and let nature take its course.
Add a half gallon of water after emptying, add Odorlos, and if it starts to smell after a couple days, add a couple ounces more.
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Old 11-22-2015, 06:55 PM   #26
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I think that there are probably a lot of holding tank chemicals that can do a decent job. I picked this one based on Amazon feedback ratings and it has so far done a very good job for us :Camco TST The packs are sized for much larger holding tanks, so I cut them open, store in an air tight container and figured out how much was needed for our size tank.
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Old 11-22-2015, 06:55 PM   #27
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The Oderlos that I get comes in a tub and is packaged as a tub of loose granules with a scoop, so there is no packet to dissolve. It's less expensive in bulk and from what I have read here, there is an advantage to not having a packet. I have also had good experience with it, although I would like to know how others measure the gallon of water. I just dump it into the toilet and hold the flush valve running for about 20 seconds.
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Old 11-22-2015, 07:08 PM   #28
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"I would like to know how others measure the gallon of water."

My completely un-scientific timing of filling my 22gal black tank is 8mins on a wide open valve. So your 20secs is on track, perhaps a bit low.
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We have empty gallon containers to use but I often just run the water.
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Buying Odorlos in tub form and adding as needed will probably work. I will try this.
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