Blue alternative

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  1. autoswan

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    Hi, i read ages ago that if you run out of the blue stuff for the toilet box thingy then you can use a washing liquid ? Is it bio or non bio and has anyone got one while in Lidl in France ? If so which make was it, i saw a few today but wasnt sure what type or make to get, ok for a few more top ups but then i will need some . Thanks.
     
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    Anything as long as it's biological will work. Lidl do a large bottle in the UK for about £4.
     
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    The Lidl stuff is called FORMIL - make sure you get the bio version.
     
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    Not used blue stuff since we joined this forum!

    Your cassette will stay cleaner on a diet of bio washing liquid! There is no buildup of gunk and the seals last longer. Our cassettes look like new inside after 4 years of regular soiling!!!!
     
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    What if you use non bio ? BUSBY.
     
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    Thanks i saw FORMIL with ACTIV written on it i assume that means bio in french ?
     
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    I couple we met in Spain emptied their cassette every day. No need for any additive.
     
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    If it's not bio, it doesn't 'eat' the poo :)
     
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    Bet that smelt lovely...BUSBY:D
     
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    We nearly ran out of the blue stuff in in Germany and went to a Lidl but could not find any liquid indicating it was Bio . The emergency was solved when on a cycling trip we passed a store selling stuff for camping and we got our normal blue liquid . Back home I had a look in our Local Lidl and still was none the wiser . Some Formil liquids state that they are Non Bio .... does this mean that all the others are Bio ?If we find it is the stuff any good for its intended purpose of washing as well ?
     
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    TOH stocked up with the Tesco stuff (biological washing liquid) when it was on special so we always keep a spare bottle or two in the van. A bottle usually lasts us a month, emptying and recharging most days. Trick is not to use more than a cupful, we've found that less is best otherwise we tend to get a bit of a chemical type whiff.

    And it also works well when we need to do a bit of laundry.
     
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    Tesco bio is good. Carrefour do a good, cheap one too. Much better than the blue stuff (which is sometimes green)
     
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    I got a big bottle of FORMIL ACTIV in Lidl at Langres earlier 3.86 euros the guy nodded when i asked if its biological/ biologique ? so in it goes :confused:
     
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    Not the whole bottle! You only need a cupful ;)
     
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    now you tell me doh ! :LOL:
     
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    So the quantity you use per fill after emptying is around a cupful?? Thats really handy to know. I hate that blue crap, if spilled, everything turns BLUE........And anyway, not much gets 'broken down' over a couple of days. Do you use this all the time???
     
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    I haven't used blue chemicals for years.

    Use about the same as you'd put in the washing machine - some liquids are more concentrated than others.

    If it's not doing the job adequately after a couple of days, just add another dose.
     
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    Excuse me for being a bit thick, but is this bio washing fluid for clothes washing or dish washing?
    Thanks
     
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    Is this stuff cost effective, some caravan shops sell their own label blue stuff at about £10 a gallon?
     
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    Clothes washing liquid.
     
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