Cleaning out the Loo!

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  1. Dave and Ginny

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    I've had a look for any threads on this topic but can't seem to find any!

    How do folk clean out the inside of their Thetford cassette? Particularly that build up of hard water limescale? No amount of rinsing shifts it and you can only get in so far with brushes etc.
    How about a proprietary household toilet limescale remover if kept away from the seals.

    Any tips?

    Cheers Dave
     
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    Coke!
     
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    Brilliant idea - one good snort and you won't care less what the inside of the cassette looks like!
    :ROFLMAO::Eeek::imoutahere:
     
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    Thetford Cassette tank cleaner


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    By cleaning the tank regularly, the moving parts will keep functioning properly, resulting in longer product life.
    Pour 300ml Cassette Tank Cleaner in a rinsed out tank and fill it with at least 5L lukewarm water. Shake the tank several times back and forth then set it down and leave it for at least 24 hours.
    After emptying, your waste-holding tank will be as good as new. Allow the tank to dry by leaving the blade open. Using Thetford Cassette Tank Cleaner before you store your camper or caravan for longer periods gives you a fresh start at the beginning of a new camping/adventure season.
     
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    Can you use plastic kettle descaler? I sometimes use citric acid on the seals as crystals form on it from time to time. Presumably from urine? Or maybe hard water area's.?
     
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    Any lime scale remover .. I have used all sorts over the years, even vinegar !

    About twice a year I also do a 'deep clean' of the tank..
    I tip about 1/2 a litre of Tescos thin bleach in and leave it for a few hours, giving it the occasional agitation ( as in a bloody good shake )
    Once happy it is drained out and flushed with water

    Iit is out with the jet wash and a bloody good blast all around the inside as best as possible..
     
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    citric acid and also white wine vinegar.. both can be used.. and also for de-scaling the Truma boilers..
     
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    Yep.
    Cheap and it works. (y)
     
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    So
    Is it the real thing , haha or will any cola work ??
     
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    any cola will do we buy the cheapest for the loo.
     
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    We tend to use the real thing when it comes to coke, it goes better with the vodka after draining it out of the tank.
     
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    Cheers everyone...great replies and gave me a giggle also!
     
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    Wot's limescale? :D
     
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    This is how it's done:-




    Wyn
     
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    Use bio washing liquid rather than proprietary stuff. It stops limescale building up in the first place.
     
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    As a fulltimer my tank gets pretty thoroughly abused. I never clean the tank itself. However every six months I remove the mechanism from the tank and give it a thorough clean with a soft brush, then soak it in a strong solution of Citric Acid and very hot water. I brush it down ever 10 minutes or so and resoak until it is totally clean. I then live the whole mechanism a good drenching in silicone spray. I give the rubber seal a good spray once a month as well.

    I didn't do this on my first mechanism and it lasted 4 years. 2 years in this one is still as good as new.

    I don't think cleaning out the cassette itself is necessary.

    This is the stuff I use. Citric Acid £3.49 for half a Kilo (500g) which last me a year or more. I use it on my kettle, sink and toilet.
     
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    Bio washing liquid keeps our spotless too. It's like new inside.
     
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    Just been looking at this thread. How much bio washing liquid is required in the cassette? I have been using a very small amount of bleach each time. Is this bad for the cassette?
     
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    We use Aldi bio tablets after a thread on here recommended them. We had always used Thetfords tablets before as I found the liquid stained . After the first use I was amazed just how clean the inside of the cassette was .
     
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