Cleaning Toilet Cassettes

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  1. frankhanna

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    Hi all,

    If you are leaving your motorhome for a few months and you have emptied everything what is the best way to leave a cassette?

    Is it,

    Totally empty?
    With its normal dose of Blue?
    Or Filled with Cassette cleaner?

    Frank
     
  2. Mel

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    Hi Frank

    IMO Empty

    But never tried cassette cleaner.

    What do you do?

    Mel
     
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    I leave my charged up for the next run:thumb:
     
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    Once a year I do the Cassette Cleaner thing and lubricate the seals-rest of the time I leave it ready for next trip with blue in it.

    Mike
     
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    My personal method would be to flush at least once or twice with Thetford cassette cleaner then lubricate the seals and leave open.
     
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    I always clean ours out ,put in the blue so its ready for action ,just incase for any reason its used during the time the van is stocked up for away.:Blush:
     
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    I leave mine empty, and allow it to dry before replacing with a smear of oil on the seal to stop that drying out. When we set off I drop in a tablet and a litre of water.

    Rgds
    Bill
     
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    I swill ours out with boiling water and spray the top with antibacterial spray.

    The seal will last a lot longer if you don't fully close the handle when leaving it unused for a long time.
     
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    what type of oil are you all using on the seal?

    cheers

    Steve
     
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    Well ours is not left long... it is always in use except for a couple of weeks at a time..so a good wash out...clean as a whistle.. leave empty....charge when on site before next use ( then a teaspoonfull of what ever liquid.. for fragrance only..:RollEyes::Wink::Wink:) no water....but I doooo put Vaseline on the rubber seals to keep them supple...:RollEyes:...
     
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    Me I use Vaseline ...steve:thumb:
     
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    er,Thetford cassette seal lubricant :BigGrin:

    Mike
     
  15. frankhanna

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    Cassette cleaner...

    Hi Guys

    Many thanks for the replies and the various ways to deal with this...

    I have always favoured the method of a good clean out then leave it in preparation for its next use with the blue in.

    I will take on board the advice re oiling the moving bits.

    Thanks again.

    Frank
     
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    I normally give our cassette a good rinse out after each trip and then charge it again (using bio washing liquid not blue stuff) as usually we don't have all that long between trips.

    A couple of times a year or more I remove the seal so that I can gain better access to give the mechanism a better clean with toilet wipes before lubricating the seal with olive oil and replacing it. I then half fill the cassette with a solution of bio washing liquid in hot water and give it a good shake before emptying and then rinsing with cold water a couple of times.
     
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    you lot are posh, I just put the cassette on the floor and let the dogs lick it clean. I find that the blue toilet fluid helps freshen their breath :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Unfortunately it also results in blue patches on the lawn after they've had a pee.
     
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    welllll..... the simple solution to the blue patches is to use Thetford Green then .......
     
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